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Xero Launches its New Android Touch App


Xero calls the new look of its Android Touch app “the biggest release since the native version.” In an announcement at the Xero blog, we learn that the new app adheres to Google’s design guidelines: “Every pixel of the dated Android 4.x ‘Holo’ look is gone!” Xero Project Manager Luke Gumbley writes: “We’ve revisited every single screen with an eye on consistency and beautiful design.”

What’s new in the update? For one, the receipt entry process is now optimized for single line items. Also the new app has moved less frequently used fields into an overflow menu. Invoicing has been simplified, and the interface has been redesigned to be more straightforward and less crowded.

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Xero’s Android Touch app lets business owners manage many of their business affairs on the go. The app provides automatic bank reconciliation, the ability to generate and send invoices, track expenses and more – all from your mobile device. The app features a “Try It For Free” option that lets new users try the app without having a Xero account.

Xero has had a busy summer. The company updated its Tracked Inventory feature last month; announced the availability of its Payroll in Xero service in Nevada and Illinois; and partnered with Midpoint Holdings to make it easier for small businesses doing business internationally. Xero reached the 500,000 customer milestone in June, the same month Expensify announced it had upgraded its integration with Xero’s platform. Forbes ranked Xero #1 in its list of the 100 most innovative growth companies for 2015 in May.

Founded in 2006 and headquartered in Wellington, New Zealand, Xero is a veteran of both Finovate and FinDEVr conferences. The company demoed its Business Identification technology at FinovateSpring 2011, and discussed how Xero is building an API-driven ecosystem for small businesses at FinDEVr 2014 San Francisco.