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Invoicing on the run

Posted 6 years ago in Xero news by Matt Vickers
Posted by Matt Vickers

Today we’ve released the latest version of Xero Touch, available now on your touch-enabled smartphone at We’ve also submitted a bundled up iOS version to the Apple App Store, which may take a few days to get approved, but fingers-crossed it should be on your iPhone by the end of next week.

The new release includes a host of improvements and a great new feature: Inventory Items. You’ll now be able, while on the go, to quickly choose previously entered Inventory Items when creating invoices. It drastically cuts down on data entry and avoids mistakes when entering invoice line items as any defaults against that Inventory Item are automatically applied. Inventory Items will either autocomplete as you type them in, or if you prefer, you can pull up a full list of Inventory Items to scan through and choose from.

Watch this video for a walk through.

If you haven’t used Inventory Items before, check out our earlier blog and how-to video. Once you’ve loaded your Inventory Items into Xero, they’ll be available to be used on Touch.

We’ve got some great stuff in the pipeline and you can expect to see more frequent releases of Xero Touch in the future.


Gillian Rossouw
March 23, 2012 at 11.13 am

Thks Xero this is awesome news now can bill my clients when in cab/train or on the beach . Have one client who will kiss the API team’s feet for releasing this upgrade.

Gayle Buchanan
March 23, 2012 at 12.15 pm

With you on that one Gillian!! friggin awesome – just about to talk to a client with a huge inventory and they are so going to love touch while on the side of a speedway race – yahoooo

Adele Wardley
March 23, 2012 at 3.20 pm

Brilliant improvement. Looking forward to seeing what is next!

March 23, 2012 at 3.48 pm

I’m still seeing the old version on my Android “touch-enabled smartphone at“. Will this work on all smartphones?

Michael Schlederer
March 23, 2012 at 4.38 pm

Being able to gather data anywhere and at any time is the future, together with automating as much of a business back-end processes. What’s there not to like about Xero?

Blair Hughson
March 23, 2012 at 5.02 pm

Aha! Finally we can view bank account transactions – now I can use it 🙂 Good work team.

Blair Hughson
March 23, 2012 at 5.06 pm

Hmm.. the bottom bar isn’t showing up for me (iPhone 4S, latest software) so I can’t create an invoice..?

Michelle Harrison
March 23, 2012 at 6.11 pm

Luvly thank you Xero x

Rowan Pettett
March 23, 2012 at 7.04 pm

Looks awesome in the video, but I can’t see any way to even create an invoice, let alone use inventory items. I can all my existing contacts and invoices, but that’s it.

Diane Crawford-Errington
March 23, 2012 at 7.18 pm


Matt Vickers
March 24, 2012 at 11.10 am

@Jack – You can try it out on Android – there should be a link to login to Xero Touch, but we admit that the Android experience is not yet as good as we’d like it to be. We have a mobile specialist actively working on improving the Android experience.

@Blair – Bank transactions aren’t yet visible in Xero Touch but it’s something we’ll be adding soon. You may be thinking of our old mobile site – which is usable on older devices – but isn’t touch-optimised.

@Blair & @Ronan – If you’re having trouble and restarting your browser doesn’t fix the issue, please get in touch with our customer care team with details on the handset your using – they’ll be able to help you troubleshoot any problems.

Luke Rooney
April 1, 2012 at 10.59 am

It would be good if TOuch gave the ability to adjust an auto generated invoice number field. Touch doesn’t seem to give this option.

Doug Hauck
April 23, 2012 at 2.47 am

Seems like creating better inventory / importing of invoiced item, etc. would take priority over cute phone apps. I used iPad when ouot of office, and Xero works fine, so i doubt ill ever use the phone app (small screen for accounting)

Inventory drive the P&L and Balance sheet. Critical for accounting software.

Hope this is a priority

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