Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Busoid Open ID / 3rd Party Login Instructions

Unfortunately, Buxfer does not allow 3rd party and Open ID logins to access their API. To get around this, you can add Buxfer credentials to your account without creating a new account altogether.

  • Log in to on your PC.
  • Click "Account Settings" (upper-right corner)
  • On the right side, click "Profile".
  • Make sure that you have a username or email address listed. If not, add one. Then put this value into Buxoid's settings.
  • On the right side, click password.
  • Enter a new password, then enter this password into Buxoid's settings.

You should still be able to log into Buxfer's website with either set of credentials. Buxoid will only work with the set that you just created.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Buxoid Released!

Buxoid is now available on the Android Market. Here's a video overview.

Yes, I do realize that I accidentally added a budget that was already there. Whatever. That was the best take. Please let me know if you have any suggestions. Before you do, please note that I am somewhat limited by what the Buxfer API can provide. For example, they currently do not have a call for me to Edit or Delete transactions that are already uploaded to Buxfer. This shouldn't be much of an issue if you already have most of your naming and tagging rules specified. As they add functionality to their API, I will update the program.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Buxoid Update

I have had most of my questions answered by the people at Buxfer, so the software is now really close to release. Here are some new features since the last post:

As you can see, Buxoid now features a tabbed layout so that you don't have to constantly use the menu button to move around. The new menu is shown above.

Some new settings have been added. You can now schedule the update and receive notifications daily rather than having to manually use Menu > Update all the time. Also, you can set a password to protect entry into the program.

This is the budgets tab. Budgets are simply monthly limits for the tags that you have. I'm planning to touch up the bar graphics and use an aesthetic gradient instead of the mono-color ones you see here.You can touch a budget to edit it and you get a simple dialog:

The last tab is the Impacts tab. It shows current outstanding loans/IOUs to friends. If you log a transaction as a loan or a shared bill, it will keep track of who owes who.

Things I have left before release:

  • Add some filters to the transaction view so that you can view by Account or by Tag or both
  • Finish the context-sensitive help feature
  • Add a nice wizard-like dialog for adding in more complex transactions like shared bills
I would only need about a week or so to finish and thoroughly test everything, but I'm moving, so I'm thinking that it will be 2 weeks before release.

Monday, October 27, 2008


Buxoid is a finance app for Google's Android OS. It interfaces with's API to deliver up to date information on balances, transactions, and expenses for all of your accounts. In addition to viewing information, you can add in temporary transactions like uncleared checks to properly adjust your available balance.

Here are some screens:

The app is going to be released soon. I have some outstanding questions to the people at buxfer regarding a couple of API calls. As soon as those questions are addressed, I'll post a release date.