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