Here’s a quick status update of what we’ve been up to and how things are progressing.
MoneyWiz 2 for Android
I am very happy to say that we’ve completed all features development in MoneyWiz for Android a few weeks ago. Right now, we’re down to bug fixing only. In a week or two we’ll release the final beta before public release and we hope to make the public release by the end of July or early August.
The way the public release of MoneyWiz 2 for Android will work is this:
1. We’ll remove MoneyWiz 1 from the Google Play Store
2. We’ll then release MoneyWiz 2 in the Google Play Store
3. All customers who bought MoneyWiz 1 for Android in the past month (as of date of release) can get a full refund if they want to migrate to MoneyWiz 2, just e-mail us after we release.
4. MoneyWiz 2 for Android will be sold at $4.99 but we’ll run a promo period at lower price.
5. At the time of release we’ll e-mail all our newsletter subscribes, Tweet + Facebook and offer MoneyWiz 2 for iOS and Mac at lower price too for limited time.
6. MoneyWiz 2 for Android will be sold exclusively on the Google Play Store for now.
MoneyWiz 2 for Windows
The Windows project is progressing slower than we anticipated. The good news is that we only have a few features left to implement, the biggest one being Online Banking (which we’ve been working on for the past 3 weeks and should be done in around 4-5 more weeks). At this point, as much as I’d like to give a release date, it is unlikely that it will be realistic. We hope to release the Windows version in September though.
PS Since some people ask us, let us clarify that MoneyWiz 2 for Windows is for Windows Desktop computers, not Windows phone/tablet. Although if you have a Windows tablet that runs desktop apps (like Surface Pro) MoneyWiz will work on it.
MoneyWiz 2 for iOS/Mac
MoneyWiz 2.0.6 is pending Apple’s approval. In this version we focused on 2 things:
1. Stability (no more crashes!)
2. Online Banking auto-categorization… we’re working with customers to vastly improve the auto-categorization feature.
In a week from now, we’ll also start working on version 2.1.0 which will bring the much anticipated advanced reconciliation feature on Mac.
MoneyWiz 2 FREE Version
By the end of the upcoming week we will submit the free/trial version of MoneyWiz 2 for iOS and Mac.
The way the free version will work is similar to previously – i.e. you will have a limit of 100 transactions. The difference comes when the limit is reached. Unlike the demo version of MoneyWiz 1, MoneyWiz 2 will be subscription based. When you subscribe ($4.99 per month for online banking only and $4.99 per month separately if you want to enter manual transactions too) you can use MoneyWiz 2 on all platforms within the same subscription. All future updates will be free of charge for you. Alternatively if you decide to buy MoneyWiz 2 (the paid version) you can do so too. It’s up to you.