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Posted 10 years ago in Xero news by Philip Fierlinger

Fresh from the Xero labs, we’re very pleased to announce a customised version of Xero for iPhone (and iPod Touch). It’s never been easier to have your accounts on hand.

Xero for iPhone gives you an overview of the accounts for every organisation you manage. See all your bank balances, recent transactions and who owes you money. You can even call any contact with a single tap.

Xero for iPhone is available immediately to all Xero customers at no extra charge. Simply login at It’s also available for anyone to try for free by simply signing up to Xero.

Please have a play and tell us what you think. What else would you want from Xero on your iPhone?


Rod Drury Xero
December 12, 2009 at 11.06 am

Fair call. Our expense claims features are due for some love and attention which we’ll get to in a program of work scheduled for next year.

Expenses is a great scenario for a mobile app. We’re not planning to invest our valuable dev resources into a mobile app right now so if any iPhone or BlackBerry developers want to do it please let us know and we’ll work with you on getting the API features you need.

Or if anyone wants to join our team and write mobile apps we’d be happy to have a chat. We’re still looking for senior dev’s across the board for a number of exciting projects:


December 13, 2009 at 2.17 pm

Hi Rod, I have a NZ based iPhone and Android dev company – I’d be keen to partner with Xero to see what sort of mobile app ideas we could develop with your API – how am I best to get in touch with you to see how this could work?

Catherine Walker in reply to Marcus Xero
December 13, 2009 at 4.30 pm

Hey Marcus – would be best if you contacted & our API Product Manager will be in touch. Thanks!

December 14, 2009 at 9.32 am

No problem. We would want to talk to someone more than just the API people (no offense) in order to do something like this properly. Business Development Manager?

February 6, 2010 at 5.30 am

Create invoices ?

Catherine Walker in reply to Albert Xero
February 6, 2010 at 7.00 pm

Hi Albert – no not yet, just email any existing awaiting payment invoices. Good to know what you’d be interested in as we work on the priorities for the next round of development on this.


March 2, 2010 at 2.12 pm

android support?? timeframe??

Philip Fierlinger
March 2, 2010 at 4.50 pm

@GM – works the same on Android as it does on iPhone. Have you tried it out?

Or were you asking about a native app? As it stands, we don’t offer a native app for any mobile platform.

March 5, 2010 at 1.34 am

Just putting in my vote for a native iPhone app.

I currently use Freshbooks with with the iPhone app “Minibooks” and it works great. My favorite iPhone productivity app bar none. Prefer to put together an invoice with it on my iPhone, I do it in my coffee break because it’s fun! Love it! And it syncs to Xero which is great, although another subscription needed to Fresbooks, just for this iPhone app convenience.

The mobile version of Xero doesn’t quote cut it at the moment, a dedicated app with expense logging in particular would be awesome. Marcus, they so need your help. Please see Minibooks for inspiration.

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Alan Jones
March 9, 2010 at 6.17 pm

I’d love this to migrate to a proper iPhone app so it can store data locally and doesn’t have to find a web connection and I don’t have to key in my secure-but-lengthy alphanum password.

I’ll also chime in for the need for fast expense input with the ability to snap a photo of a receipt so there’s fewer folders of receipts collecting dust in corners. I use XpenseTrkr for that at the moment and it doesn’t integrate with Xero but taking photos of receipts is really useful.

A proper iPhone app could also make use of iPhone notifications to let you know of other users’ activity, accounts hitting pre-set balances, etc.

Anne Thomson
March 11, 2010 at 5.36 am

I would like to create an invoice, accept card or cash payment and issue a receipt connect to simple accounts package by laptop + gizmo that can print invoices
Can you do this please with xero + iphone? Anne

Rod Drury Xero
March 11, 2010 at 6.48 am

Keep an eye out for some great partners who are working on this problem right now. Cheers Rod

Anne Thomson
March 11, 2010 at 7.16 am

I would like to create an invoice, accept card or cash payment and issue a receipt plus connect to simple accounts package by laptop + gizmo that can print invoices
Can you do this please with xero + iphone? Anne

Brad Foster
May 9, 2010 at 4.54 am

I would like to create invoices, accept credit cards, and email invoices/receipts like quickbooks online lets you do

Brad Down
May 26, 2010 at 12.02 am

I have been looking for a really simple personal finance and budgeting package. Xero looks the business but would be great to have live feeds like ANZ Money Manager. It would be also great to get alerts when you are exceeding your budget goals.

An iPhone version would also be awesome. What is the most frustrating thing about tracking your personal finances is all the little things you pay for with cash. Coffees, lunches, beers etc. It would be great to have an app that you could input these as you spend the money and the cash amounts attributed to the relevant cash withdrawal from your bank account by date.

This way you could categorise your cash expenses on the fly and build a lot more accurate picture.

Keep up the good work, Xero is the business.

August 4, 2010 at 9.09 pm

Another hand up for Android. In the meantime, any reason why personal accounts can’t be accessed through the mobile site? It seems to only display the business account…

Ben Goudie-Park
August 17, 2010 at 9.44 pm

Hi All, GeoOP ( has just been an approved partner with Xero. For the iPhone you can download the iPhone app, create jobs, add photos, signatures and yes, invoices! This can be then pushed in to Xero with a few clicks of the mouse.

We have a mobile version which will be getting the invoice version in a few weeks for all other smart phones. We are hoping to release a full Android version later this year.

Gordon Anslow
January 16, 2011 at 10.32 pm

In my plumbing business i would like to be able to create an invoice at the end of each get a payment from my client issue a receipt then be able to syn all the information into my office PC for accounting, tax and financial information. When can i expect to be able to do this. Currently i am running a MYOB accounting package.

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