While the features of computers and smartphones are converging fast, they are not the same. A click is not the same as a tap, a monitor provides a much larger canvas than a mobile screen and mobile internet sometimes seems to have more in common with dial-up than with broadband.
These are the trade-offs that the designers and developers on my mobile team deal with. They need to take features from the browser-based version of Xero, then condense them into an intuitive, positive smartphone experience.
We talk about these challenges all the time, so I took a couple of the guys down to a local coffee shop to have a chat about a few of the things we’re working on.
These guys have their work cut out for them – but they’re up for it. We’re working hard at adding things like bank reconciliation and an Android app to the Xero repertoire. More news soon. In the meantime, you can download the latest version of Xero Touch from the iTunes appstore.