Archives For March 2012

Hey, are you going to SXSW? If so, can you do me a favor and drop by my panel “How the Wallet Was Won: The End of Paper Receipts” on Tuesday at 11am?

http://schedule.sxsw.com/2012/events/event_IAP9924

I’d love to see some friendly faces in the audience! Also, because everyone tries to outdo everyone else with crazy SXSW promotions, we figure we’ll go with a classic: free beer (or the beverage of your choice), on us. Just send me an expense report at sxsw@expensify.com with a receipt photo showing you drinking heartily (with an Austin or SXSW landmark in the background as evidence), and I’ll reimburse you $5 via PayPal. Extra points for creativity, because what happens in Austin stays in Austin… except for what you send to me and I put on our blog.

But really, that’s not the exciting news. More interesting is that we’ve just released a *major* update to iPhone*, Android, and Windows Phone*. Now you can see all your past receipts and expenses, add expenses to reports, and even submit full expense reports from the app itself. It’s been a long time coming (and there are still a million improvements to be made), but it’s finally here!

On that note, after a million requests we’ve added *GPS mileage tracking*! That’s right: just click “Start” and “Stop”, and we’ll measure the distance traveled (using background GPS — ooh fancy) and log a mileage expense. Available on iPhone and Android.

Anyway, we’re working hard to make everything a little better every day. I still have a huge number of responses to the last newsletter that I haven’t yet replied to, but I will. Please hit Reply on this and I’ll get to you as soon as I can, thanks!

-david
Founder and CEO of Expensify
Follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/expensify

* It’s still called “Expensify Lite” on iPhone, as “Expensify” is still slightly more feature rich — we’ll switch out the old with the new once it has it all. Also, we’re awaiting approval from Apple and Microsoft, so any day now… Thanks for your patience!

 


We’re Hiring WINterns!

That’s right folks. We are making moves. We currently have three spots open for YOU college Computer Science people, looking to get a #WINNING Expensify experience. If you are excited about the opportunity to really contribute to a developing product, then keep reading, my loves, keep reading.

Let’s talk about these openings. Two are straight up summer internships for you kids who have to get back in the fall. Short, sweet and to the point we will give you amazing hands on experience managing your own project here! We have several projects that could be your very own and with a little mentorship from one of our own software engineers, we will give you all the tools you need to be a rockstar.

The third one is a longer term co-op. We have officially decided to do it. Yes. A co-op. Starting this summer. This is essentially the same as the other internships but with the length of time you will be given even more experience with our website, projects and our super cool team!

Perks of being an Expensify WIN-tern? The list never ends. Well it does but its still awesome. We will provide housing and pay you a little something for being so cool. Lunch can be expensified every day plus dinner for those who stay late. Anything can be added to the grocery list each week so whatever your heart desires is available for snack time.

Questions, comments, excited to apply? GREAT! We love the enthusiasm. Lets do this. Our application process is the same as our full time application but when you diligently send it to jobs@expensify.com with your resume also attached, can you put “WINTERN” in the subject so I don’t jump to conclusions that you are just SO excited about Expensify that you want to drop out of school to work with our rockstar team of engineers? Thanks!

I am so looking forward to hearing from you!