Making a Cross-Platform App in 2018
What does it take to make a cross platform (macOS, Linux, Windows, Android and iOS) application in 2018? Insanity, mostly. It’s a little bit nuts.
Read on for what I found while researching options for the upcoming Buckets mobile apps. Keep in mind that I have specific requirements that might not be your requirements.
2018 Survey Results
Thank you to everyone who filled out the first annual Buckets Community Survey! Your answers have helped us confirm some suspicions and are helping to direct future work for Buckets. Read the results here:
Launching the 2018 Buckets Community Survey
We’re pleased to announce our first annual Buckets Community Survey! Whether you use Buckets or not, your feedback will help us understand Buckets’ strengths and weaknesses, get to know who’s using it and help determine where we go in the future.
JSON Changelog with SQLite
Sometimes you want a log of all changes to the data in your database (every INSERT, UPDATE and DELETE). In Buckets’ case, such a log will be used to help merge budget files between computers/phones.
New Feature: New Wealth Charts
With the release of Buckets v0.51.0, you can now track your net wealth over time.
New Feature: Debt Handling
If you have debt, Buckets v0.50.0 offers better help managing it. Either enable Beta Updates, download it here or wait for the stable release in a week or two.
June Update - Under the Hood
Just wanted to post a quick status update. Prepare to be underwhelmed :) I mean, I’m excited for the next release, but most of the work lately has been under-the-hood stuff—all to get ready for the Buckets companion mobile app! 📱 🎉 📱 🎉 📱
Desktop App: Lessons Learned
Last year I finished porting Buckets from the web to a desktop app. I’m pleased both with how it turned out and with what I’ve learned. For the benefit of anyone else making desktop applications in 2018, here’s a few thoughts.
The newest version of Buckets includes transaction clearing! If you manually enter transactions, this will help reconcile what you keep in Buckets with what your bank has.
- History and Future of Buckets
- Organic and Gluten Free Budgeting!
- Buckets 0.39: Now with Less Clicking
- Sometimes You Shouldn't Store Timestamps in UTC
- Over 50 Improvements in the Last Month
- New: Amazon Reconciliation
- New Features: Notes, Search, Duplicate Transactions and Guide
- Buckets is 50% Off until Jan 10th
- Macros: This Changes Everything
- Lower Price and New Domain
- Importing from YNAB4
- Buckets and SQLite