In the previous post, I described the Family Finance Tracker application in terms of functionality. The scope of works of the first version, which will be public, is already closed. At the moment I’m working on refining these functionalities. So I think that the time has come to share with you the information on how, technically, the application has been built, and how it happened that one programmer was able to do a working application simultaneously for Android, iOS, as well as a version running in a web browser in 3 months.
We started recording expenses about half a year ago. We wanted to reorganize our approach to personal finance a bit, and for that we needed a summary of current situation and getting to know our habits. We had some fears at the beginning. We wondered if it makes any sense at all or the potential benefits will not be offset by the amount of effort that will have to be put into the whole process. We were worried whether we would have enough strong will, if we would have enough patience and meticulousness, so that the results we receive at the end of the month, would be meaningful in any way. However, after a short conversation, we came to the conclusion that it is worth a try. Fortunately, it was already after the first month that our fears were largely unjustified.
Have you ever wondered what you really spend money on? How much does it take for food, how much for home maintenance, for the car, and how much for things that you really do not realize? Until recently, we did not know, and to be honest it was probably even comfortable for us. We earn quite well, it was enough for the majority of whims and the control of expenses seemed to us unnecessary and very troublesome.