We never really stop here at IGG. Even before iBank for iPhone 2.0 was released, we knew what features would be coming in the next release and some were already being developed. Today, I want to give a brief update on what the next release of iBank for iPhone will bring:
This is probably the number one requested feature since release. We originally wanted to ship the first version with search, but once iOS 8 came out we new we had to make some hard choices. Obviously, we chose to get a solid initial release out shortly after iOS 8 with the plan to add “missing” features shortly after shipping. I can also tell you a little about how it will work. If you search from the overview screen, you’ll get your results separated out by account. If you drill down into an account and search, we will only search the current account.
We are adding a “default account” option. If there is a default account selected, then pressing the + button will skip the account picker screen and let you go right in to editing the amount and payee. If you need to change which account the transaction is occurring in, you’ll always be able to do that from the transaction details screen.
Last Opened Document
When a user leaves the iBank for iPhone app and opens a different app, the OS may quit our app. Currently if that happens, when you go back to iBank you’ll have to re-open the financial book you were previously in. We are going to fix that for the next release so that if you go back to the app, we put you back in the last open financial book.
Pull to Refresh
Last, but certainly not least: We are introducing the increasingly common gesture, pull to refresh. In our app this will kick off the refresh sequence: sync, download Direct Access, download security quotes, get currency exchange rates. This will be particularly helpful for users that sync via WebDAV so they can quickly start a sync after they add a transaction.
We are working very hard to get this out to you soon! I’d love to get it in your hands by the end of the month, but please realize that is a goal, not a promise.