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New Xero Touch on Android for 2014

Xero Touch for Android

It’s here! The all-new version of Xero Touch for Android is available today for download from Google Play. We have completely rebuilt the application – it’s fast, slick, and awesome and we can’t wait for you to try it out.

This release of the new Xero Touch for Android concludes the first phase of our change in strategy from earlier last year – we’ve now finished rebuilding our apps using native technology and with the release of our new Android app we are busy working on the next set of new features.  

The native rebuild was a big undertaking but an important step to make sure we laid good foundations for dedicated iOS and Android apps for now and into the future. We are already finding that our ability to extend the features of these new apps is vastly accelerated.

The new Android app incorporates the great new bank reconciliation feature that’s been on iOS since October last year. Its design is more closely aligned with the Android interface guidelines so Android users should feel right at home inside the app.

You can download the new app from the Google Play store right now. Let us know what you think.

Get it on Google Play

Find out more about our mobile applications on our new Mobile page.

What’s next for mobile?

Full files support is coming soon for iOS, along with rebooted expense claim screens which’ll allow you to either make a claim or, if you have the right privileges, you’ll be able to add a purchase directly against a business bank account as a spend money transaction. Android is a few cycles behind right now but closing in. And there’s plenty more to come. 2014 is going to be a big year for mobile at Xero.

 

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9 comments

Derek Draper
13 February 2014 #

Great job on the rebuild! Massive improvements across the board. Looking forward to seeing the Android app develop further in 2014.

Heather Smith
13 February 2014 #

Updates are coming thick & fast!

I’ve seen some people on social media hesitant about moving to Xero while this was not available – so another evolved feature to win new Xero clients over.

Nathan
13 February 2014 #

Is this a proper Java app or just a wrapper for a mobile-website?

Sarah
13 February 2014 #

YAAAAY!

Matt Vickers
14 February 2014 #

Hi @Nathan – it’s been developed in Java using the Android SDK.

Michael Mori
15 February 2014 #

I was just complaining about the Android App to myself and then XERO delivers yet again. This is great. Just one question, I cannot see how to get to the mobile pages from xero.com. Can you please add the link, so we can show our clients? Thanks

Vincent Zhou
20 February 2014 #

Hi I was wondering if Xero touch both on Iphone and Android can add ‘Submit for approval’ button in Receipt Claim function? so we can instantly monitor client’s expense receipt? Thanks!

Sandra Hunter
24 February 2014 #

I keep searching the Play Store on my android phone but cannot find Xero anywhere. Am I looking in the wrong place?

Matt Vickers
26 February 2014 #

Hi @Vincent – we’re looking at this for a later release. Agree that it makes sense to be able to submit a claim for approval.

Hi @Sandra – if the app isn’t appearing for you when you visit this link on your phone – it may be that the app is not compatible with your device. If you contact our customer support team with the model of phone you have, we should be able to confirm this for you.

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