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Pocketbook for Apple Watch

Last week, Apple officially launched Apple Watch at its Spring Forward Event after teasing the world last September. In the words of Tim Cook, it is the “most personal device” they have ever created. While time will tell if the Apple Watch will ultimately be as ubiquitous as Apple’s other products, the company’s focus and heavy...
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Pocketbook now reaches 100,000 Australians

Just over eighteen months ago, I sat down with Bosco over lunch and showed him what I had been working on in the late nights after my regular day job. After I was done, he said to me, “how can I get this?”. This became the start of our journey with Pocketbook. Our vision was...
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Developing Pocketbook for Android

Since launching Pocketbook 12 months ago – there was always a huge calling for Pocketbook to be on mobile. We knew we had to be on mobile – but when we did we wanted to make sure we got it right. First impressions count! Our decision to launch on iPhone first was based on stats....
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Top 5 OzBargain's this week – Sept 27th

We’re back again with the best bargains this week from our friends at OzBargain. These are the best bargains we saw this week coming from the best bargain hunter group anywhere on the web....
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Smarter Holiday Spending – My Trip to Fiji

I recently took a 2 week trip to Fiji to visit my grandparents and take a break from the hustle and bustle of Sydney. Usually when I (and most people I know) go on trips abroad, I usually get money exchanged into the currency of the destination. Note – obligatory happy snaps ahead! Malalo Island Resort...
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"No Maintenance Fees" = Bankwest Integration Today

We’ve been around for a couple of months now and so far our users are taking a liking to what we are doing. And they want more! So today we started working on Bankwest integration – a lot of users have been asking for it. I like Bankwest as they are seen as the under-dog...
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Sunday Update – Best Consumed While Having Breakfast/Coffee

Keeping up-to date on your accounts/bills/finances is difficult for the best of us. Trying to do this regularly is something most people dread. So we built something that would do it for you. We’re calling it ‘Your Sunday Update’ – it’s an email we send out around 9:30-10am on Sunday to our users. But not...
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An end to missing bills

It’s an awesome feeling to have an ‘aha’ moment after you push out a critical piece of a product and see it working right off the bat. I had one of those moments last Friday when we put the final lines of code into our ‘bill predictions’ feature. Below is the picture I saw. Initially...
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How much did you spend on your car last year?

This was the question I asked the 1,000 strong audience at the SydStart event last Monday. There weren’t many hands up. Why is it that so few people know? Well, a hazardous guess would be that people just really don’t care. And in lean-startup fashion – how do you verify this? By talking to people!...
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Pocketbook

After putting many many man hours of work into the now named Pocketbook, we finally managed to ship this week. What is it and what are we doing? Trying to manage one’s own finances is hard at the best of times. It is none the more evident during tax time when your scrambling around trying...
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