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Quotes are now mobile

Posted 7 months ago in Product by Scott Kinnear
Posted by Scott Kinnear

Let’s get right to the point. Quotes, they are finally coming to Xero mobile! Many of you have been asking for the ability to view, create and send quotes to your customers and clients from your mobile devices. Well, it’s been a long time coming but we’re now in a position to give you just that.

We’re committed to bringing quotes to Xero mobile, and polishing up the sales workflow for our users who are out and about and doing business on-the-go.

So to keep things simple and still provide a bit of insight, we’re well underway, and this is how it’s going down.

You can now view quotes on Xero for Android

Just before the holidays, we released the first iteration of quotes on Xero for Android. We started by simply introducing the ability to view your existing quotes. You’ll notice we have also designed the UI to be similar to invoices, to make it even easier to get into using quotes. If you have existing quotes in Xero, these will now be viewable.

We’ve updated where invoices live; they will be joined by quotes and under one roof

Introducing quotes meant we needed to figure out where in the app they would live. Rather than splitting them out into another individual area, we made the decision to combine both quotes and invoices under the one roof known as ‘Sales’. The idea being that quotes and invoices are really apart of the the same process – the sales process. You start the process with a quote, followed by the invoice and finally customer payments. Keeping this in one area helps provide context and makes managing the sales process easier.

Creating and editing will be shipping soon for Android

We know you have all been waiting a long time for quotes on mobile, so instead of waiting to do a big bang release, we wanted to get features out to you as quickly as possible. You can now view quotes as well as create, edit and send them on Android.

Quotes on Xero for iOS are coming

We haven’t forgotten about those of you using the iOS app. There has been a lot of other work going on in iOS and we needed to get that sorted first, but we’re now in a position to make headway on delivering quotes.

We’ll be following the same process as we have been doing with Android. This means we’ll get view quotes out first, followed by edit and create.

There are a couple of reasons for doing this. One being that it allows us to start getting quotes out to you faster, and the second is that this process allows for us to remain flexible and enables us to respond faster if bugs or issues with the experience crop up.

We’re looking forward to finally getting this into your hands. If you have questions about any of the above, feel free to drop us a line in the comments below.

If you don’t have Xero mobile yet — you can download Xero for Android from the Play Store and Xero for iOS from the App Store. Leave us a review once you’ve had some time to play around with the app.

7 comments

Paul
April 2, 2017 at 3.24 pm

When will you update the Android app to support run-time permissions (i.e. target API Level 23 or greater)? That API was introduced in Android M almost two years ago.

Scott Kinnear in reply to Paul
April 3, 2017 at 11.52 am

Hey Paul,

We’ve actually been compiling against Android API Level 23 since after its introduction. We also already support runtime permissions.

If you’re looking at the Play Store listing for the permissions information, you will probably be seeing the list of permissions for an older APK version (2.0.6) of Xero which was released back in 2014. We keep this around to support users on much older versions of Android. Google appears to wrap together all the permissions for your currently listed APKs.

We reduced the required permissions on Xero for Android a long time ago, and you can see what we ask for via the apps section of settings in Android. We only seek access to Contacts for providing suggestions when creating Xero contacts and Storage for reading external media. Both of these requests are prompted through runtime permissions.

Hope this helps.

Paul in reply to Scott Kinnear
April 5, 2017 at 11.12 am

Thanks for the detailed response! I was indeed looking at the permissions listed in the Google Play store listing.

Happy to see that you’re investing in mobile and looking forward to the new features coming this year.

James watt
May 6, 2017 at 9.27 pm

Hi,
What date are we looking at getting quotes on the iOS app ?

Philip
May 17, 2017 at 1.00 am

Is there a release date for quotes in iOS

Barb
June 1, 2017 at 3.56 pm

Guys I really need this option for a client when is this going to happen?????

sally
July 11, 2017 at 2.52 pm

any update on ISO quote release date

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