Since the launch of the Bank Feed service into beta, there has been an issue with the volume of “Pending” transactions for some banks. This meant that some accounts had transactions appear a number of times, with up to 3 duplicates in some cases.
: http://psmth.to/pending-tx (About “Pending” transactions)
We’re delighted to be able to launch multi-factor authentication for the Bank Feed service into public beta! It has been very challenging to get to this stage, however the beta phase of Bank Feed service’s handling of this extended authentication type is finally functioning and ready for release.
The required changes and adjustments to the webcal export feature have been completed! This sees everyone able to access their Forecast Calendar data in external calendaring applications, such as Google Calendar, iCal on Mac OS X, Mozilla Sunbird and Microsoft Outlook.
A few bits of news in this piece - the last two weeks of pushing away means we now have progress reports on two core features and the release of an overhaul of a third. Onwards!
An issue was identified where some accounts were not being identified by the bank feed service, particularly Loan accounts. This was due to inconsistencies we hadn’t experienced before with the way that the accounts were being returned by the data provider.
We’ve implemented some updates relating to balances for actual transactions, adding new functionality and fixing a bug in the bank feed service. In summary:
An update has been made which allows you to choose to ignore the automatic categorization given by our Bank Feed data providers. Users and ourselves have found that the quality varies greatly, and for established users they are generally more of a hinderance than a help.
The PocketSmith Bank Feed service is now available to all New Zealand and US users on an upgraded plan! This beta service allows transaction data to be streamed from your bank straight into PocketSmith, using industry leader Yodlee’s services to provide bank connectivity (). All you need to do to get searching is to click on the new “Feeds” button that appears on your “My Accounts” widget on the right-hand-side of the calendar and dashboards.
We’ve deployed a patch for a bug which was identified in the Cashflows page, where the rows for both the income and expense parts of a transfer event would be mis-assigned to the wrong calendar. The issue was because the cashflow rows were always being assigned to the first calendar which had any forecast event with the same title in it.
The part of PocketSmith that deals with the reloading of your forecast has been re-built, based upon feedback. Some users have had intermittent communication problems with the third party notification service PocketSmith uses - when this happens, forecasts don’t appear to ever reload as the internet browser never gets notified that the forecast reload is complete.