litterbug wrote:Finally, be aware that YNAB's iPhone app has features we Android users don't have yet, like geosync and split transactions. I have faith that we'll have parity with the iPhone app soon, but I can't say how soon "soon" is. If it were me, and I had to sign up for a 2 year contract on a phone, I'd still go with Android based on my experience with the YNAB team's concern with getting the app up to speed before adding more features to the iPhone app.
I haven't owned an Apple desktop computer since the days of the Apple ][+. I've had DOS computers, and Windows computers, and lately I've created a dual-boot Win XP/Ubuntu 12.04 LTS computer that seems to stay on the Linux side most of the time. (Yes, I have YNAB 4 working on Linux.)
Around last March, I got my first iPod. Part of the attraction was the YNAB app, part was playing games without paying a $30 per month data plan. The mobile app was kind of a toy at first, then came the YNAB 4 beta test.
Now, I'm contemplating a smart phone because the stuff I use on the iPod works better when I have internet connectivity, and WiFi is spotty. I'm 90% sure I'll go with an iPhone, even though I'm a Windows/Linux user on the laptop/desktop platform. The big deal is the stuff litterbug mentions. Most of my split transactions happen when I'm away from the desktop; not having splits in the mobile app would be a step backward. I'm becoming used to geotagging for payees; not having that in the Lite app feels clunky compared to the full YNAB app. Parity ought to be coming; but Joel has been griping about the lack of splits for the Droid for a long time.
Unlike litterbug, if I'm going to sign a 2 year contract I want to be sure that I have what I need out of it *right now*. I'll be waiting a bit to see what the iPhone looks like, and maybe longer than that for my current contract to expire so I can change carriers with a termination liability. But I need to hear that splits are working in the Droid app before I can consider going Droid instead of iPhone. Splits plus geotagging would be better.
Other considerations come into play as well, but the YNAB app is the biggest one. I think I could work with everything else, one way or the other.