Do you use our iPhone app?
If so, then we have big news for you. You might be aware that we have another iPhone app in the App Store – “Expensify Lite”. Today, we’re renaming this Expensify Lite app to be just “Expensify” – because it’s now our main iPhone app.
If you use our old tab-based iPhone app, we recommend downloading this new Expensify app. Just go to the App Store on your iPhone, search for “Expensify”, and install. It does everything the old app does, plus a bunch more things like mileage, and receipt reporting + commenting on upload.
Our old iPhone/iPad app is now called “Expensify for iPad”.
So now the apps are called:
The old tab-based app will remain as our iPad app until we add iPad support to our new app, at which point we’ll upgrade the old app to be the new one. So in a few months both listings in the App Store will be our new app, but you can jump over to the new app right now by downloading “Expensify” today.
Q: Why rewrite the app?
A: The new app was designed to streamline what we realized were by far the most common actions: scanning receipts and logging expenses while on the road. It still does everything the old app does, along with a whole lot more.
Q: Why the new look?
A: Visual design is a tricky topic. The main reason it looks so different is because the new app is built atop a cross-platform layer — it still uses native iPhone controls (and thus still has native performance), but doesn’t necessarily obey all the iPhone conventions. The upside is it is more similar to our website and more consistent across platforms, at the downside of not feeling optimized for any platform in particular. We’ll be adding in more platform-specific flair over time, but right now the feedback we’ve received has overwhelmingly encouraged us to just focus on getting the functionality right first.