We’ve decided to give you another glimpse behind the scenes, and show you what else to expect in the next update – version 1.3.0.
There are many things of course, but here are some of the more noticeable:
- Real account reconciliation feature
- Decreased font size so you can see more transactions on 1 screen
- Russian and Chinese translation
- When browsing the list of categories, they will be in tree style, similar to what they are in Settings.
- Calculator built into the numpad of the iPhone version
- Interface redesign here and there (check the screenshots bellow).
- Totally redesigned Scheduled section
- The calculator button is moved next to the Settings button (on iPad only). Not only it will be easily accessible from the entire app, but it will also make the top bar a bit less overcrowded.
- Serious performance improvements in Sync Everything…the initial sync will be about 3 times faster than now.
- “Go to” function on the iPhone calendar (in Scheduled)
There are of course many more smaller things and many fixes and improvements. Overall, what we aim to achieve is to greatly simplify the design of SilverWiz but add more functionality in the same time. It’s amazing how such a simple and intuitive application like SilverWiz can become even simpler and more intuitive.
Here’re some screenshots from the iPad version. The iPhone version will receive the same changes as the iPad.
Notice the following things:
- The Scheduled section is greatly redesigned. Transactions are now represented more like calendar events, as this is what they are, and a lot of people seem confused by the fact that they looked like transactions. Also, the calendar is now part of the entire screen, so when you scroll down the list, the calendar will scroll up and hide with it…it’s a really great way to focus on whichever you want (the list or calendar) without having to tap a button, as it was before. It feels very natural. And when you tap on a scheduled transaction, it will rotate with a cool animation, revealing the options to “Pay” it, Edit it or Cancel it. The delete button is moved in the view where you edit it, to keep consistency with editing accounts.
- The calculator button is gone from the top bar of all screens, and it’s now accessible next to the Settings button
- The list of transactions now looks a bit differently…we decreased the font size, as requested by many people. We also put small icons to indicate if the information you are seeing is about Payee, Category, Date etc… this was done to reduce the amount of text on screen, as texts are harder to process by the brain, compared to images. We also replaced the “half-circle” on the right side of the transaction, which indicates if it’s expense or income transaction. We replaced it with a square, as many people were confused and thought that we just didn’t have enough screen space and it’s a bug that it’s cut. Well that was not the case of course, but let’s still eliminate this bit of confusion. Last but not least, we removed the currency code from the amount of each transaction to save some space. We’ll need this space, as in reconciliation mode we’ll not only show the transaction amount, but we’ll also show the running balance (the account balance after each transaction)
- For iPad only: we plan, but it’s not yet done, to remove the buttons in the bottom bar (used to create transactions) and replace them by a single button (as it’s on the iPhone). Tapping this button will open a popover with the buttons to create the various types of transactions. This will greatly ease the bottom bar on the eye, making it so much cleaner as design.
- For iPad only: We’ll remove the button to edit account from the top bar, and accounts & budgets management will be done via Settings. This will make the top bar much cleaner, with just search bar, filter and sort buttons.
As for the update’s release date – we’re hoping for later this month, but we can’t be sure, as Apple recently announced that they will not allow submissions between 22 Dec to 28 Dec… so realistically there is a chance that 1.3.0 will hit the AppStore in early January.