Out today is an iPhone version of Xero.
I’ve been using it for a few days and it’s really cool. With the upcoming launch of the iPhone 3G we wanted to get it out there and see what scenario’s people want. Expense claims is an obvious one we’ll add soon.
Here is the press release …
Xero now available on the iPhone
Xero announced today the release of a customised Apple iPhone version of their popular online accounting system.
This allows people who have an iPhone (or iPod Touch) to use Xero to access all their bank balances and recent transactions from anywhere. It also provides the ability to call any contact with one simple tap.
Xero Chief Executive Rod Drury said this gives business owners easy access to crucial information at all times - one quick glance at a small device in their pocket provides unlimited flexibility and mobility.
“We believe the iPhone is a breakthrough device and with signals that a 3G version will soon be available in our core markets of New Zealand, the United Kingdom and Australia we believe now is a good time to introduce an iPhone version of Xero and get feedback from customers.
“We believe online accounting is the core information system for small businesses. With Xero, businesses are beginning to see the power of linking their mobile front line staff to the back office.”
Xero for the iPhone is available immediately to all Xero customers at no extra charge, customers can simply login at http://m.xero.com. It’s also available for anyone to try for free by signing up at www.xero.com.
We also added blog comments today as we shifted to WordPress. Tell us what else you want here.Wordpress 2.5
Miraz has upgraded me to WordPress 2.5. The admin interface is *dare I say it* beautiful in comparison.
The editor seems to now work in Safari. Yay!
Might be time I did a blog overhaul as well.
Testing Mars Edit
So far I like it.
WordPress is now up to 2.3.3 and problems of last week seem to have cleared up.
As I don’t have VisualStudio.Net on my machine anymore I’m starting to learn a bit about WordPress to get my coding fix.Hacked!
Or something else nasty happened. Maybe WordPress was exploited.
You may have noticed I’ve been quiet for a few days but my WordPress site was crippled by some nasties.
There was hidden messages, pages deleted, links added in, couldn’t post. Horrible.
My regular WordPress dude has moved to Oz and I couldn’t even write a post to ask for help.
I’m now up to WordPress 2.3.3 (editor still doesn’t work in Safari).
Lots happening, posting flurry coming.Site changes
Thanks again to Andrew for speedily making changes to my WordPress site.
I’ve done a bit of a page reorg as (very) often your comments are more interesting than my own rantings and there has been some useful discussion over the past few weeks. So you can now see Recent Comments (——-> over there).
In 2006 I somewhat achieved my shameless self promotion goals so my bio comes off the front page into the site navigation bar. (The reason for the personal brand pumping will be obvious soon.) These pages are just ‘Pages’ in WordPress and managed just like Blog Entries.
For those not familiar with Trackbacks, these are where people have linked to a blog entry from their own site. You can go and see what they say.
For those of you wanting to deploy Recent Comments the plugin information is here.
Next big release of WordPress is due on January 22. Looking forward to seeing what’s in there.Dreamhost was down, but that’s OK
MySQL at Dreamhost was down causing an outage.
The downside of hosted applications is that sometimes they stop. How the hosting company deals with this experience is key for customer service.
Dreamhost had an excellent trouble shooting system. Once I logged on, they presented me with a list of services I was running. I could select them to test, down to the database under my site. It quickly identified my site problem as a known issue and had status updates. I could register to be notified of status changes.
This was excellent and turned a negative into a strong positive.Wordpressed!
I’ve made it.
Still a few minor tweaks but I’m now on WordPress. Thanks for all the tips. In the end Andrew gave me a hand to move everything over and made it very easy.
I’m publishing this from Ecto.
More soon.Moving to Wordpress
I’ll be quiet for a few days while I move my site to WordPress andÂ change the DNS links.
You may have to come back to www.drury.net.nz to get the new RSS link.