As we are accepting the first limited batch of beta testers on the site, let’s take a look at how migrating your data from the previous version of Toshl will be like.
We have something new up our sleeve today. A new app called Toshl Currency. It will help you quickly convert currencies, calculate tips and you can already download it on Google Play.
In July, I wrote about our experiences with publishing Windows Phone apps on the Marketplace and compared it to walking barefoot on broken glass. Few months leading up to the post we had horrible experiences with publishing Windows Phone apps that broke the camel’s back and I felt I had to share what’s been going on in hopes of improvement. I’m glad to say things have much improved on the Marketplace front since then.
What happened next
The blog post generated quite a lot of interest and a lively debate on Hacker News. It turned out that the post was making the rounds at Microsoft as well, as the next day Joe Belfiore, VP of Windows Phone at Microsoft replied in the comments apologising and promising improvements. It was very refreshing seeing people very high up at Microsoft responding directly to developer concerns. It’s something that Apple is very much unwilling to do, so Microsoft’s approach was truly a breath of fresh air.
At Toshl we firmly believe in being global and we’re very happy that our apps are used around the world. We’re also big fans of diversity and great user experiences. Therefore it comes quite natural that we’d love to see Toshl apps translated in as many of the world’s languages as possible. We know a few of them ourselves, but we need your help to fill in the rest. We’d love it if you could help us spread our horizons and make Toshl easy to use in your language.
We put online a simple to use web interface to easily translate the Toshl apps and written some instructions to make it even easier to understand. Want to finally see the Toshl apps in your beloved native Spanish, Russian, German, Portuguese, Slovenian, Chinese…?
As soon as the translations are complete enough we’ll publish them in the apps and on the web. We’ll also regularly reward our prolific translators with free Toshl Pro subscriptions and other more substantial goodies. Come and join us in making Toshl even more cosmopolitan!
Once in a while things need to be summed up and put into form readable by humans. The same principles we use to decode your personal finances, we now used to decode the ever-prolonging story of Toshl. How we got started, what we did after that and what keeps us from being eternal. If you’re curious how Toshl came to be, this is the story to read.
On the Nature of Money