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  1. to increase connectivity in Asia.

    Hire servers in or near Asia so that it is easier for the app to push/pull transactions. In China we had lots of trouble syncing bills.

    The internet that we had was 'ok'. It could play youtube videos at 144p, so transaction syncing should not be a problem then right?

    Anyway maybe increase the time-out for http requests.

    All the best!

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      0 comments  ·  Mobile  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

      Thanks for letting us know. Unfortunately, neither of these are simple things due to how our infrastructure currently works. China is also a challenging environment because of how it connects to the internet for the rest of the world. Hopefully we’ll be able to improve this in the future.

      Marshall

    • Pro Feature: Total expenses based on a filter

      It would be cool if I could create a custom filter for totaling expenses in a group. Use case: My housemate never names his grocery runs anything sane (i.e. something with 'groceries' in it so that your metadata tracker picks up on the category). I would like to create a glob/regex filter to add in all expenses with "woodman" in the title to grocery category.

      Unless your auto-categorization is perfect or this filter feature is added, the usefulness of pro-charts is limited.

      Pro looks promising so far, thought. Thanks!

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        Thanks for the suggestion Julian, and for upgrading to Pro.

        I can definitely see how this would be useful for some folks. Not sure if/when it’ll make it onto the road map (we’re 4 engineers), so for now let me suggest that your roommate manually categorize all the groceries expenses they don’t name something ‘common’.

        Cheers, Zoe

      • Make it so you can use the iphone app upside down

        This may sound a bit odd, but it's trivial to enable in xcode, I think.

        I often use Splitwise on my ipad. Since you only have an iphone app, that's what I use.

        I often prop up my ipad with the charging port facing up in portrait mode so I can charge it without the cable interfering. This doesn't work right with Splitwise, which will not run upside down like other ipad apps will.

        I believe this is just a check box in xCode.

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            Hi there,

            Thanks for the clear suggestion. Makes sense to me, but also probably slow for large accounts.

            Leaving open / under review to see how many other folks want to vote for it.

            Best,
            Jon

          • Javscript

            Why on earth is all of your javascript on the main page and that too without encryption ?

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              0 comments  ·  Web app  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

              Hey Kshitij! The reason our JavaScript is included in the main page is mostly because of how Splitwise /used/ to work a few years ago – we used to include a lot of customized code depending on exactly which user was loading the page. We’d like to move our JS code to a separate page sometime soon, mainly to improve page loading/caching performance.

              Also, we may obfuscate our JavaScript code at some point in the future, but there’s no way to actually encrypt JavaScript in the browser – your browser has to be able to read the code in order to run it. Obfuscating JavaScript files can be useful for improving load time, since the file sizes are usually smaller, but we also enjoy keeping our code readable, especially since it lets other people look at your front-end code and learn how it works. (There isn’t any secure information in…

            • Few Reports

              Please add few reports like person wise expense sheet, total expense sheet, monthly breakups

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                Hi Davist,

                Thanks for the suggestion – I’d like to ask some clarifying questions. What do you mean by a monthly breakup?

                I think I understand total expense sheet, but we do have both friendship views and All Expenses views in the app, so I’d love if you could clarify a bit what is missing or how your suggestion is different from that.

                Cheers,
                Jon

              • Provide easily accessible info on the differences between memo, note, and comment

                In both the web & mobile apps, it would be great if you had a little 'I' in a circle that we could click for more info about a specific feature--specifically I was and still am very confused as to the differences between a Memo, Note, and Comment. Would be helpful if there was a short sentence or two explaining what each feature was for. Thanks for a great app!

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                  Sorry for the confusion! Yep, I agree that all those differences are pretty hard to understand. Hopefully it’s something we can clean up in the future. In brief:

                  Memo: Basically the same as the “Description” field on a normal expense. When there’s enough room, we try to display this text right in the list of expenses (e.g. “Ryan paid Jon $20 for ‘Groceries’”)

                  Notes: When adding an expense or a payment, the notes field lets you include extra information about that transaction. (Once upon a time, we didn’t have any ability to add comments at all, and this was the only way to include extra information about a transaction. Now that Splitwise supports comments as well, I think we may phase out the Notes field at some point.)

                  Comments: This allows anyone involved in an expense to add more information. An expense can have many comments.

                • Show contacts that have a balance with a different color.

                  Why not show the little person icon next to the friends name with a color? Red if you owe them, Green if they owe you? Sometimes you want so see who owe you money individually and I have to go through each contact to see if they owe me or not.

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                    We actually tested this at one point and thought that it ended up looking too distracting, but it might be worth reconsidering. I’ll pass on a note about this. In the meantime, you can always get a list of everyone who you have a balance with from the Dashboard screen. Apologies for any inconvenience!

                  • Show today's balances

                    It would be nice to have the option to show the money owed in current day. As an example, I have a 1:1 group and there are some upcoming bills, and it only shows up the total owed money including those bills. I want to have the possibility to see how much do I owe (or get back) today, including only the bills already paid.

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                    • when displaying list of "All expenses" user should be able to know to whom he borrowed/lent

                      currently the All expenses UI only shows the list of expenses but doesn't show to whom I borrowed/lent. To know this I need to open each expense.

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                        Unfortunately, there’s not usually enough room on the screen to do a good job explaining who you borrowed/lent with in that list. When you’re in a group or friendship, we do break down your lending in that group/friend. I’m not sure how we would put this together in a clean way.

                        Marshall

                      • Categorize "Hydro bill" as electricity.

                        Due to Canada's history of hydroelectric generation, almost everyone refers to their electricity bill as their "Hydro bill"

                        It would be great if when I enter "Hydro Bill June" is automagically categorizes as electricity.

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                        • Ask for 'location' permission so you can tell when I travel and remind me to use Splitwise

                          Recently I came back from a vacation and realized that I have
                          written all the shared expenses the old way of note taking in my note app
                          rather than using splitwise. I simply forgot that I can use splitwise. I
                          wished splitwise would remind me some how to use the app when I'm
                          traveling.
                          You can probably put an option in the settings to ask the user if he/she
                          wants splitwise to know their location. Then when this setting is on you
                          find out that I am out of town and give me a notification like "I see you
                          are…

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                            Interesting suggestion! I can see how this’d be pretty cool, though I can also imagine how other people would see this as a breach of privacy, so we’d probably have to make it opt-in or something like that. I’ll add it to our list of possible ideas for the future :)

                          • Give notif when my friend logs into SW

                            Give me a push notif if my friend is looking at the SW app so I can message them about any outstanding bills I need them to add to the ledger.

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                              • 'Art' category

                                For expenses

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                                    Thanks for your suggestion! We’re always adding support for different languages and formats to make Splitwise more accessible to people across the globe. This sounds like something we might do in the future.

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                                      Most of our user testing has indicated that people understand “you owe” a bit more easily than “I owe”, which is why we’ve gone with that decision for now. Still, we’re definitely open to changing in the future if we find that it helps people understand what’s going on!

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                                      • keep doing what you're doing!

                                        hey guys just letting you know that splitwise is probably the best thing that happened to us in terms of software this year!

                                        my boyfriend and i started using splitwise to manage our expenses for our apartment, and loved it. it soon migrated to their office, where about 10 people now form a group and use it regularly.

                                        now we use it in our friendship circles as well and we know at least one other sharehouse is on board.

                                        splitwise has made living, working and hanging out together easy and has taken the stress out of money issues, as well…

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                                          Hey Amelia,

                                          Thank you for the kind feedback – it’s honestly a pleasure to hear that Splitwise has been so helpful to you!

                                          We definitely are planning to do both better emails and SMS-based alerts and invitations for the non smart phone users and for people who like that method of doing things.

                                          Just one clarification: do you mean a non-smartphone way to add bills (like an SMS version of quick add) on the go? We haven’t planned on that yet, so if that’s the suggestion, please write back and let us know.

                                          Cheers and thanks!
                                          Jon

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