a few thoughts

remind me to log in every now and again to sync my bank accounts. as an android user a push notification would be ideal. the problem with your site is its awesome when i remember to use it. if i forget to use it or just don't log in for a while you guys take my money and do nothing. then when i realise this i contemplate why i am subscribing at all. i actually sent this in a few months ago as a feature request. i work as a web developer for a subscription service in the construction industry and i promise you the more we go to our subscribers instead of waiting for them to come to us, the bigger the decrease in unsubscriptions.

averages. your systems main use and key feature is averages. allow me to view each category of income and expense over a date range of my choosing. not just month to month or year to year, allow custom date ranges. month to month does make sense but i also want to compare my average petrol this year to my average petrol last year or whatever. month to month is great but it would also be handy to view the bigger picture. your averages only seem to be the last 4 months... why such an arbitrary date span, why not allow me to choose. I'm trying to fill in a home loan application listing my average expenses and incomes and I thought this would be so simple with 22seven. but its not as easy as I thought it would be, which raises the question whats the point then anyway.

proper reporting diagrams would be awesome as well. would go well with custom date ranges i mentioned earlier as well.

finally the developer inside of me is craving an api that would allow me to pull down my own financial data and use it however i wanted.



  • Hi Hilton

    Thanks for getting in touch and for the wonderful feedback. As we speak, we busy working on an e-mail campaign that would remind our customers to log in often. I have forwarded all your awesome suggestions to our Head of Product development /Android guru. I'm not sure if you've seen, but you are able to download your transactions from the Web app from the Transactions screen.

    Please let me know if you need any further help.

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  • I agree with everything that Hilton says in this. But I just want to add that, in addition to making it easier to look at the "big picture" stuff, it would be great if there was also more information about the "small picture" of day-to-day spending.

    For instance, I was reading about a similar app in the US called "Level", which competes with services like Mint. Their creators describe as being a "financial GPS", which gets you from where you are to where you want to be. So, if you tell the app that you need to save up R20,000 by the end of the year, then it will tell you how much you need to reduce your daily spending in order to achieve that, and it will give you a warning each day if you are over the limit.

    Related to to this, I would say that one of the features that the 22seven Android app really needs to have is a widget. The widget framework is one of the best features about Android compared to other mobile OSes, and it allows you to see important information at a glance, which is perfect for an app like this. What I would really love is a widget that fills up throughout the day as I spend money, and warns me to stop spending if I get to close to my self-imposed limit.

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