Left to Spend for Windows Phone 8 released

Posted Wednesday, February 6, 2013 by

I’m pleased to announce the Windows Phone 8 version of Left to Spend is available from the marketplace. As well as providing updated high definition assets and lock screen notifcations it also adds one of the coolest features I’ve been able to work in a while, voice commands!

Here’s a couple of videos showing what you can now do with Left to Spend.

Checking your balance

Recording your spending

The other big announcement is that I’m experimenting with revenue models over my apps so Left to Spend is now free (with ad support).

Download it now from the Windows Phone Store.

Mango Application Updates

Posted Saturday, November 5, 2011 by

I’m pleased at announce that both the Mango updates for To Do Today and Left to Spend have passed certification and are available on the Windows Phone Marketplace.

To Do Today 2.0 adds the following:

  • Support for fast app switching.
  • Customisable live tiles, including a background agent to ensure tiles are kept up to date when the date changes.
  • The ability to pin categories to the home screen.
  • Set custom reminders for tasks.

Left to Spend 2.0 adds:

  • Support for fast app switching.
  • A live tile to let you glance and go about how much money you have left to spend all from the home screen. A background agent keeps this up to date even during date changes.

Announcing Left to Spend

Posted Monday, May 30, 2011 by

Left to Spend

After what's felt like an eternity I'd proud to announce my second Windows Phone 7 application Left to Spend passed certification and is now available to download. It's taken a lot longer than I expected mainly due to being very picky around design and usability. Not being a designer means I end up doing a lot more revisions than say with code.

Left to Spend is a small efficient budget / allowance tracking application, I often try to keep myself to a daily / weekly budget but find myself unable to know if I'm sticking to it without carrying cash. Left to Spend lets you specify your budget as an amount, a period of time (daily, weekly, fortnightly or monthly) and whether you want unspent amounts to roll into the next day.

There are quite a few budgeting applications already in the Marketplace, so why did I built another? Well to be honest most of the ones I downloaded and trialled weren't particularly good, any applications that don't do a good job of following the Metro UI patterns I tend to throw out pretty quickly. Some were also overly complicated, if I can't open up the application and enter a purchase quickly then what's the point?

On a side note a big thanks to Ben Tan the designer who did the icon for Left to Spend, I love the way it looks when pinned to your home screen. Roll on Mango when I'll update the app to a full live tile!

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I'd love for you to go trial Left to Spend and send me your thoughts and feedback.

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