let the user add values using a comma (,) as a separator.
We'd be happy if you considered to add to possibility to add values separated by a comma instead of a period as used in most of Europe as well as in South America and other Regions as shown in the map here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Decimal_mark
This should be how both the iPhone and Android app work at this point (please let us know if this is broken for you on either of those). We still have not fixed this issue on the website, though it is something we plan to do.
Pedro Beraldo commented
We use comma as a decimal sign here in Brazil. I'm having to round numbers since I can't select the proper sign for cents
When I input with a "." It just processes as thousand and gives a very incorrect value.
Please add the"," option
Thank you and thanks for the GREAT APP!
Victoria Fernandez commented
Deberian poner separador de miles, ya que en CLP al menos los montos son mas complicados de leer sin miles
Felix Fischer commented
This is not simply a missing feature, but a real bug that needs to be addressed.
Virtually everyone who would use Splitwise in German for EUR transactions will be expecting that a comma is interpreted as decimal mark. And I think this is true for at least all Europe.
What makes this bug especially disturbing is the fact that mistakes happen silently, and even in situations where there is no space for thousands separators. When I enter a spending of "1,50" (one euro and fifty cents) this will silently be saved as 150! This makes no sense.
It would be great if you could at least acknowledge this as a bug, so Europeans can have some hope that this will be fixed some day. This bug is the sole reason why I always recommend Kittysplit to my friends, although I think Splitwise is better. Please, make it happen!
Carsten Hoffmann commented
Actually i18n is a well known problem in software development, and usually it can be solved in a clean way with modern developemtn languages/frameworks. Just have the locale as a setting in the profile of the user (best case: automatically guess it once the account is created from the current browser locale). And then apply that locale for every input and output. Okay I realize, once you have a stable app that is not i18n correctly, there is some refactoring needed to bake it into the app. But the longer you wait, the more expensive it gets (in a way this is technical debt, every application should respect the locale of the user). But I am sure you can manage it. This is a showstopper for most of my friends, as it is weird for them to use a dot instead of a comma.
I hope this will be implemented soon.
My mates and me like the idea, but using a dot is very unnatural in Germany...
Comma is on keypad. This should be easy to implement, just a new row in a settings table...
Jonathan Zobro commented
I know this is quite an annoying problem to program, but it woukd really help the readability and usability of the Android app!
I'm really looking forward to this! Comma works on iPhone, but not on desktop.
Just added 10.23 to my list and because of using a comma it got translated into 1,023.00 (very annoying!)
Besides this problem Splitwise is really amazing! I will try to get as many Dutch friends to start using Splitwise instead of our widely known Dutch version www.wiebetaaltwat.nl (who pays what). It has no iPhone app...