If you'd like to write something about the service, its founders or what it is like to bootstrap a startup in London, get in touch. We'll also be over in San Francisco in a few days to help spread the Expensure word. Stay tuned for updates on that too.
Note to Editors: Expensure is a free to use web-based Shared Expense Management service that people can use to track, manage and resolve the expenses they share with groups of people.
Mike Evans, Ebony Charlton and Andrew McPhee created the service to solve a problem they had keeping tabs on shared bills and expenses that had when they flatted together. You can find out more about Expensure here.
Billed as the Intersection of Ideas & Money, the conference will have an abundance of labs and workshops on offer, and we're proud to have been chosen to demo Expensure, which as you by now might have guessed will soon be offering the the ability for users to resolve payments via PayPal in an innovative and interesting manner.
As we'll be over in San Francisco during the week of the conference and are up for meeting with other startups, entrepreneurs and investors in the San Francisco area during that week (get in touch).
We've been busy beavering away, working with a stealth-mode start-up in the travel sector who need to keep track of who owes whom what. A natural fit, we thought, for an Expensure API. This got us thinking: perhaps there are others out there who need a bit of debt resolution in their apps too? If so, we'd love to hear from you! Get in touch with us and let us know how you might use an Expensure API, and we'll let you know when the beta version is ready to go.
There is an age old saying of "if you can't measure it, then you can't
control it". This is certainly true when you look at household
spending. You may think that you're spending more or less, but it can
be hard to quanitify these things when you running a household
Our latest addition to Expensure couldn't have come at a better time. As everyone's attention has recently turned from making crazy money to saving money like crazy we have created a new 'Trends' section that shows you exactly where your money is going each month.
can now assign each purchase to a category (there are a bunch of
defaults or you can make your own). As you add new bills and expenses
each week/month Expensure plots a couple of helpful graphs that will
show you exactly which areas of your household spending are starting to
cost you more and more.
And yes, we are aware that it took not one, but two Fridays to get this live, but we think you'll find it was worth the wait...
So after a busy month spent collating your feedback and brainstorming new features to make Expensure even more useful to people who want to simplify the way they manage and resolve shared money and expenses, we've now come up with Five key new features that we will be releasing to you over the next 5 weeks to help you stay in control.
Now as Albert Einstein so eloquently stated: “Not everything that counts can be counted, and not everything that can be counted counts”, we've split these new features across several areas that will address multiple elements of the social money lifecycle.
Check back every Friday throughout this period to try out these new features and see for yourself how they can help give you even more conrtol over the social aspects of your finances.
It was cool to see who else is doing stuff as well. Looks like the expense/money category of apps is really starting to grow, which makes sense since spreadsheets suck, banks don't offer you anything to use at all; and we are shown daily how to mismanage our finances at every step by the million credit companies that are out to benefit from us not keeping track of things.
It is also always nice to login to the Expensure admin and see a giant spike in user sign ups. A great big thanks to Mashable for the mention, and for everyone who has been supporting the app!