Xero Touch – accounting app for mobile
Xero Touch, our mobile app, is now available for free in the App Store.
This is the same accounting app for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch that’s also available when you login at m.xero.com. However, there are a few big advantages that come with installing the official iPhone version:
- Take photos of receipts and attach them directly to your expenses
- Use a 4 digit passcode to login quickly
- It runs faster, because the app is stored on your phone
We put together a fun video to illustrate some of the useful features of the app…
A lot of thought went into the design of our iPhone accounting app, focusing on ways to streamline the mobile experience: Quickly check your balances, quickly draft invoices with a few taps – even approve & send invoices straight from your phone, add expenses just by taking a photo of a receipt, tap to call customers & quickly add contact notes.
We think you’ll find it’s very smooth & snappy.
We also made the accounting app available on the iPad so you can get the same streamlined experience on the bigger screen. As always, you can still use the full version of Xero from your iPad (which we plan to make a bit more touch friendly).
Even though Xero Touch is available in the App Store, under the hood it’s running our standard HTML5 mobile web app. A big advantage of being a web app is that the data on your phone and the data in your accounting system are always in sync.
It was a slight ordeal getting the app thru Apple’s notorious approval process, but that’s a story for another day. With the iPhone version now approved our team is working hard on getting a version into the Google Android app store.
Let us know how Xero Touch is changing the way you do business. And be sure to leave a recommendation on the App Store. As always, let us know what other features you think would be useful.
4 October 2011 #