Xero App redesigned with Android Material Design Standards

By CIOReview | Wednesday, August 5, 2015
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FREMONT, CA:  Xero, a subscription based cloud accounting software company, has redesigned its app using Google’s Android Material design standards to improve its user interface and speed, reports  Rob O’Neill, ZD Net. Downloads of the Xero  Touch App has gone more than 470,000 with an increase of 82 percent year over year.The new improved App provides a simpler and quicker data feed. It also offers uniform layouts, typography and spacing throughout the app. As compared to the previously limited features of 4-digit pin access, creating and sending invoices, submitting expense claim with a photo, the newly designed app also features a dashboard providing summary of bank account and reconciliation details, easy expense and receipt management, quick access to customer and inventory information and contact information updated in real time and always available via cloud.

“We’ve included extensive feedback from our Xero Android users to ensure that it focuses on the tasks and details that are important to them,” says Xero’s Chief Product Officer Angus Norton. Globally, businesses using Xero are getting paid 24 days after invoicing their customers, down from 54 days in 2011.

Compared to the other accounting apps in the market like Freshbooks, Quickbooks online, Kashflow and so forth , Xero’s current design is pleasing and provides better usage, speed and interface as well. The material design used in the app has boosted the speed and usability of the app.