Maybe you’ve noticed that there weren’t many updates in the past year. The reason is that we were secretly working on the biggest project in our history! Let me tell you more about the story of the upcoming release we call Spendee 5!
🚀 Our Vision for the Future
Spendee was born in 2014 as the best expense tracker for travellers and shortly after started helping users with other aspects of personal finance.
Aligned with these needs, we’ve articulated our vision of Spendee as an app that will support millions of young people to make smarter financial decisions and give them confidence and control over their money.
We want to become your best financial friend which proactively helps you to manage your personal finances. 💰 We want to bring you tips & tricks that help you in daily decision making: everywhere from saving more money to planning your finances or knowing what to do with your savings. Knowledge is the future, and education of our users along the way is becoming our number one priority.
🚀 Approaching the Future: Spendee 5
To achieve all of these objectives — we had to start from the bottom: within the fundamentals of the app. The current version accumulated vast amounts of technical debt, all kinds of bugs and discrepancies between the platforms which prevented us from faster development and unfortunately caused many issues to you, our users.
We saw that if we started building new features on the top of this legacy, we wouldn’t be successful. After thorough consideration, we decided not to continue with the old apps and write the new version from the ground up instead. 💪🏼 During this rewrite:
- We substituted the sync solution from scratch,
- We rewrote the core-foundation of iOS and Android apps,
- We redesigned the app structure and some features to make the new Spendee more intuitive and useful,
- We already prepared the app for several highly requested features which are coming in the future.
After this almost a year long journey, when we’ve been developing, designing and testing the new Spendee tirelessly, we’re finally running 🏃🏼♂️ to the last mile. Cooperating with our awesome group of beta testers (you’re more than welcome to join!), we’re currently starting Beta testing. 👀 This will make sure that it’s gonna be the best version of Spendee and fine-tune all the last details.
Due to these final steps, to ensure flawless data migration and seamless transition to the new version, we’re forced to temporarily switch the web version to a read only ⚠️ mode until Spendee 5 is released. We hope you understand.
Together, we will be able to make Spendee the best and smartest financial assistant there ever was, nothing less.
Thanks for your support, can’t wait to share this release with you next month! Stay tuned, the teasers are waiting for you on our social media so don’t forget to follow us to be the first one to see all the sneak peeks! 👀 Meanwhile, you can also make sure your data are ready for Spendee 5. ⚠️
David, CEO of Spendee