Travel Cutter is an easy-to-use expense tracking application for travelers, allowing them to enjoy a relaxed and comfortable traveling experience. Now, travelers do not need to keep track of their pocket while traveling as this app assists users with travel budget and tracks traveling cost as it occurs.In addition to this, this application displays multi-currency conversion, send limit reminders, track previous transactions and gives a complete report on expenses to assist users. In fact, travelers check expense report in bar and graph layouts and export to different formats, including xls and pdf.
App Development Idea
How our client got this travel expense tracker app idea
Based in Australia, our client is a passionate traveler, who loves to explore different countries across the world. Being a passionate traveler, she is traveling a lot and visiting many new countries every year.
While traveling from one country to another, she realized that it is quite difficult to track travel expenses country-wise. She was facing difficulty in maintaining a record of all the expenses that occur during traveling. Additionally, she was also facing problem in converting currency from her home currency to another country’s currency.
Realizing these many problems of travelers, our client decided to develop a mobile application that helps travelers to maintain and track travel expenses, convert currency through a currency converter, and check past records instantly.
How our client found us
After deciding to make a travel expense tracking application, our client started searching for the travel app development company on Google. So, she found one of our travelling blogs in Google and contacted us with her requirements.
One of our sales representatives contacted her to discuss the requirements and app idea that she wanted to develop. It took a very little time to understand the concept as she described it clearly and in detail.
Our Client’s Requirements
We, at Space-O Technologies, have already developed over 20 travel applications, so we were excited to work on this traveling expense tracker app. Our client wanted to develop an expense tracking application, allowing travelers to maintain and track travel expenses.
Her main aim was to help all those travelers, who might be facing the same problems while traveling. So, this application will help the travelers to keep constant track of the expenses, get limit reminders as per their setting, and check historical transactions.
The First Step We Took
Based on our client’s requirements, one of our sales representatives made a proposal, suggesting Travel Cutter – an expense tracker app. This application helps travelers to note-down traveling expenses, convert home currency in different currencies, get limit reminders, history tracking, dynamic and detailed reporting on expenses.
In addition to this, this travel expense tracker also works in offline mode, allowing travelers to convert currency, make expense entry, and get reminders. In fact, travelers can export travel expense report to PDF/XSL formats and email it.
Top Features of Travel Cutter
Add Trip & Location DetailsThe app allows travelers to add trip and location details, filling every single information like hotel name, total budget, and the mode of payment that travelers chose to pay. For example, the user has made one trip “Paris Family Reunion”, so he/she can enter the name of the hotel like Marriott.
Add EntryOne of the best things about this feature is, the manual entry with a photo of the receipt or bill to maintain and track expenses. To make manual entry of the expense, travel can enter the date, retailer’s name, category, trip name, location name, total amount, payment method (cash, card and banking), and notes.
Dashboard (Multi-currency View)The app dashboard gives an instant view of the current trip’s current location, including the total expenditure, shows payment limits & reminders, and shows a breakdown of costs. In just one view, the traveler will get a view of complete information about the trip.
Dynamic & Detailed ReportingThis travel expense tracker app shows dynamic and detailed reporting in bar and graph layouts. Through bar and graph layouts, travelers can have a look at their trip details and cost breakdown like accommodation, activities, cars & travel, and other expenses. Users can easily export this report to XLS, PDF and send an email to any address.
Set RemindersThis feature allows travelers to set limit reminders for guest charge accounts and credit card expenditure. It will also assist users with travel budget and keep them on track.
Trips & Location HistoryTravelers can have a look at their previous trips and locations along with information like trip name, date, and total expenditure. They can edit, delete and hide any trip as per their convenience.
Currency ConversionTravelers can convert one currency into another using currency converter. For example, the user wants to convert 15 Mexican Pesos to one US dollar, so he can convert 15 Mexican Pesos into one US dollar.
Offline ModeOne of the best features of this app is an offline mode. The app supports offline mode, allowing travelers to fill trip details and location information. In fact, users can make expense entry manually or capturing receipt’s photo.
Export Expense Report to PDF, Email & XLS formatEven travelers can export the trip report to PDF and XLS format and send an email to anyone. Directly from the app, traveler just needs to click on the export.
Backup & Restore DataBackup all the information about trip and location that you have added, trip expense details and receipts and other important information to store that backup in Dropbox or Cloud server. Then, restore those backup files in the app from Dropbox and cloud server as per the convenience.
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Custom iOS App Development
Our client decided to develop Travel Cutter application on both the platforms, including iOS and Android. For iOS development, we assigned our Sr. iOS app developer, who has more than 3 years of experience in the iOS development industry.
Initially, she spent some time researching because it was her first expense tracker application that gives a report in both graph and pie chart layouts. After researching and comprehending the project, she started developing the app. While developing this app, backup and restore data feature took much time of our assigned iOS developer.
She also spent some time on trip reporting feature that allows travelers to export the report to PDF and XLS format. Ultimately, our developer successfully developed Travel Cutter app on iOS platform within four months only. Here’re some tools and technologies she used:
Google Mobile Ads SDK
Custom Android App Development
When it comes to developing this application on the Android platform, we assigned our Sr. Android developer, who has over 4 years of experience in the Android app development. While developing this app, file backup and restore feature took much time of our assigned Android developer.
Apart from this, he did not face any issue while developing Travel Cutter app. His overall experience was good as our team implemented cross-platform (Android & iOS) backup restore functionality via Google Drive API that is not even provided by popular apps like WhatsApp. Here’re some tools and technologies he used while developing this app:
Android Studio 3.1
Google Drive API3
Dropbox SDK for Backup
After facing one or two complexities, our mobile app developers ultimately built this travel expense tracker app successfully as required by the client. The users of the app track their travel expense while traveling, convert currency, get reminders and alerts and more.