One of the feature requests we receive is to change the placement of the currency signs. For example, currently we display an amount in US Dollars as "5.00 $" - this is incorrect and we should display it as "$5.00". We are working on an update that will address this and we'd like to hear your feedback on it (please note that it does not apply to showing currency codes - those are always displayed at the end of the amount ("5.00 USD")).
The rule we are implementing is as follows: if the currency sign has 1 character, we display it before the amount. If the code has more than 1 character, we display it after the amount (like now). Please review the following screenshot for an overview of the changes:
Notice how the position of $, £ and € changed after the update but the signs for Polish Zloty and Danish Krone did not change because their currency signs are longer than 1 character.
This update involves another important change. Some countries, such as Canada for example, use Canadian Dollars (CAD) but the symbol they use is $ - just like US Dollars, Australian Dollars, etc. Up until now, we displayed those currency signs as C$ for Canadian Dollar, A$ for Australian Dollar and so on.
We are changing this so that all dollar-based currencies display only the dollar sign now from now on. Otherwise, this update would not benefit the residents of those countries ("C$" is longer than 1 character, therefore according to our rule it would be placed behind the amount).
Most customers probably won't mind this change but those that have accounts in multiple currencies might - hence our request for feedback before the update rolls out. Please review the screenshot below for a possible scenario:
Notice how if you have accounts in currencies like US, Canadian and Australian dollars, it is not easy to distinguish between them if you have set MoneyWiz to display currency signs instead of currency codes.
If you can distinguish them by the account icons or account names, this probably won't be an issue. Alternatively you can set MoneyWiz to display currency codes instead of currency signs.
The questions we have for you are:
The error was indeed on our end. Apologies. Fix is coming later today in update 2.3.8.
Hi, I have been complaining for a long time already regarding the placement of UAE currency sign on Android version. Before recent update, I used to have this sign in the front of account totals, but it was placed after the amount in the group total amount. Now everywhere the sign is in front of the amount. According to your rule, UAE currency sign, which has to symbols, is supposed to be after the amount.
Today I bought the windows version of the app, and found out that there it is placed currectly, namely, after the amount. So when you will make it same on Android?
Despite rules and fancy positioning, usability is THE rule. Symbol after number is easier to read, easier to use. Less crap for the brain to process and filter out to get the real important information that is: how much?
my 2 cents
Consider it done :)
Making exceptions on per-currency basis would be too much work for us. What we can do if we receive complaints is to make a small trick like put a dot or empty space so that it's recognized as 2 symbols.
Nothing different really... so the logic is this - in MoneyWiz you can set whether you want to see currency code (example USD) or currency sign (example $). If you choose to see currency sign (via Settings/General) if the sign has just 1 symbol in it, then it's in front of the amount. If it has more than 1 symbol it's on the back. In the case of UAE the sign is in arabic so I can't tell if this is considered 1 or more symbols, but if it's 1 it will be in the front. This logic will apply for all currencies.