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Trail Wallet: End of an Era

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Simon Fairbairn

After ten years and with over 500,000 downloads, Trail Wallet is shutting down.

What Happens Next

If you already have the app, it will continue to run and you can carry on using it as before.

However, the backup system has become unreliable and I will no longer be providing support or updates for the app. If something happens to your device, you could lose all of your data.

Therefore I strongly advise you export your data now.

To do this, from the Summary screen, tap the Share icon in the top right (box with an upwards arrow). Make sure All Trip Data is selected, then tap Export as CSV.

This will give you a spreadsheet of all the data you've ever entered in to Trail Wallet.

If you have been uploading images of receipts, follow the same steps but this time tap Export Images. Depending on how many images you have, it might take a while for Trail Wallet to download and export them.

You'll find an Image column in the exported spreadsheet which will show the image file name for that entry, if there is one.

Why Trail Wallet is Shutting Down

When the pandemic hit, sales fell to zero and they have struggled to recover ever since. Out of necessity, I moved on to other projects. The app continued to work well on iOS 14 and 15 but it seems with the launch of iOS 16, the backup system is no longer reliable.

Unfortunately, the amount of work involved in modernising it is prohibitive and so I've made the difficult decision to shut the app down.

It has been one hell of a ride, and I want to thank every single one of you Walleteers who gave this little app a try.

I appreciate you all.

Much love,