People download the Expensify app for all kinds of reasons: accountants looking for a better (read: less shoebox-shaped) way to collect receipts from clients, employees sick of submitting taped receipts to their boss, and even individuals who just want an easy way to track how often they’re eating Taco Bell (me; too often). One of the major challenges we’ve faced is how to ensure that Expensify works for everyone without requiring tedious configuration. Enter Inbox. Continue Reading…
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WOW Fridays, internally referred to as “fWOWdays”, are an experiment we just started at Expensify, and the main idea behind it is to allow engineers to devote 20% of their time working on cool projects that improve our customers lives and WOW them at the same time.
You may have heard of other companies doing something similar, but none of them really do it the way we do expense reports, that is, in a way that doesn’t suck. By focusing the 20% time on “Don’t-break-things-Fridays” and shielding developers from support and other non-critical issues, they can stay in the zone and collaborate with other undistracted developers to build cool things. Continue Reading…
This week we’re releasing version 4.3.0 of our mobile app on iPhone and Android. In addition to the many small bug fixes and other improvements, this release includes the ability to use Wingman on your phone. With Wingman, you can give someone full access to your account full access to your account without having to share your password. Expensify will continue to keep a paper trail of each user’s actual actions. So when your Wingman performs an action on a report, we record that it was them, not you. Continue Reading…
Funny how the most obvious things slip by. You might recall that we just released a new “Mileage (and other unit) support” feature. It just occurred to me that a perfect use of this “other unit” functionality is foreign currencies, duh! It’s so incredibly obvious, naturally I’d only realize it once I had the need to log a cash expense in Turkish Lira. So to do that I simply:
- Went to my settings page
- Created a new unit named “lira”
- Set it to the current exchange rate ($0.65/lira)
Now I can log Turkish expenses by just creating expenses like “160 lira – Korean hostel 2 nights 4 people”, and it automatically converts it to the relevant USD amount. Brilliant! I mean, I knew we were pretty cool, but even *I* sometimes underestimate ourselves.