- 12-13-2012, 01:05 PM #3
Mint.com is NOT coming - at least not anytime soon. I've contacted them myself, and the response was that they removed it from their short-term plan. There is a developer working on an app called Money Thyme, and he was asking for Beta testers... I signed up, though late (I don't know how long before I signed up he'd posted his request for testers), but I haven't heard from him. His video demo of the app is pretty impressive.
- 12-13-2012, 09:02 PM #7
Money Thyme sounds nice, but something about letting a third party app have access to all of my financial info is kind of scary to me, lol. I'd need to understand how it works before I'd use it because I don't remember Mint having an API.
Edit: Nevermind, Intuit was introducing one but I don't know if it came out yet. It also wasn't going to be free either
- 12-13-2012, 09:56 PM #8
Early Look at Mojito: Mint.com for Windows Phone 7 - Matt McCormick
Don't get me wrong - I share your caution. I also have my reservations about putting a username/password into an app where I don't know what is being done with that username/password, when it involves my money. But if all they have access to is the Mint user/pass, I'm thinking you're at least safe from being cleaned out (assuming you don't use the same user/pass for mint as you use for the bank). I know I don't use Mint's full capabilities, but can you remove money from an account with it, or is it read-only on the bank accounts? I know I've only used read-only functions, so I'm not sure any action functions exist. I know - someone could see what you have, but at least you'd still have it.
I'm thinking I'd want an app like this to go through some kind of certification process. And hey, while I'm on that subject, I wonder just how many people installed the Bank of America app (or any other app) and didn't check to see who published the app? Hmmm... There's no Wells Fargo app. Maybe I should publish one really quick, if you know what I mean.... No, I'd never do that, but I'm saying it to raise people's awareness.
Still, the question remains, what kind of assurance can a developer give that his app is not sending your username/password home to Papa, and that your money (or email, or twitter account, or whatever else it is you're trusting to a developer) is safe?
- 12-13-2012, 09:59 PM #9
Yeah, you're right. Mint.com does seem primarily read only, so it might not be too bad. I remember with Yodlee you could actually get access to account login credentials (I used to do it when I'd forget my account user names and passwords :P). There doesn't appear to be a way to do that in Mint.
- 12-13-2012, 11:17 PM #11
Why not just use your bank's mobile app or web site? Citibank does all the stuff Mint does through their mobile site, including scraping data from your credit cards and other accounts (stocks, bonds, cash, other banks). And I trust Citi a lot more than some small developer.
- 12-13-2012, 11:49 PM #12
12-18-2012, 01:56 PM #14
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- 12-18-2012, 07:57 PM #17
It was legit at the time, but they changed their plan. If they were still planning to do it, it'd be done by now - that article is from August 4th. Like I said, I contacted them directly, and I was given a very direct reply that they no longer had it on their short-term roadmap. They didn't pull any punches.
Rich posted toMint.com
When will the Windows Phone 8 app that we heard about in August be done?
And Mint is totally not syncing with USAA right for the past couple weeks!
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Mint.com Hey Rich, unfortunately, the WP8 app got bumped from our short-term roadmap. We will keep you posted though! Appreciate your interest.
For the USAA difficulties, please fill out our Contact Mint form http://www.mint.com/help/#contact-form so we can take a look at your account. Thanks!Contact Mint - Mint.com > Get Help
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November 23 at 11:32am · Like
- Rich Well, with the WP8 launch being what it is, everyone is running out of phones, and I'm seeing a couple of forums, including your own, where people are/have been asking for the mint.com app. If you're not going to make one, do you have an API for developers to make a third party app?
As for my USAA problem, it wasn't two minutes after I posted this issue yesterday and it suddenly synced up right.
November 23 at 11:46am · Like
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- 12-19-2012, 05:48 PM #18
Looks like they are working on it, but do not have a timeframe yet. This is what they told me.
Me: Do you plan on providing a App for Windows Phone
8? I would like to start using Mint, but my wife and I both have WP8 phones and
it would be much easier to use if we have an app to use.
Mint: And thanks for your interest in seeing Mint.com on mobile platforms besides iOS
and Android. We periodically review the marketplace and consider support for
any mobile platform adopted by a significant percentage of our users specially
with Windows Phone 8. In the meantime you can access Mint.com on any mobile browser, or via SMS
text-message: Just text ‘bal’ to shortcode ‘MYMINT (696468).
Me: Can you please provide a time frame of when an
app will be available? Is there a team already working on a app or is Mint
really in the phase of just considering an app? Is there supposed to be a mobile web version of
Mint? When I log in to the site from my Nokia Lumia 920, all I see is the full
site which is pretty hard to use from the phone.
Mint: I just personally did a follow up with your
request into our engineers. They are now currently working on it and
formulating the best resolution towards this issue. Unfortunately we cannot
provide an ETA due to the reason that our production team is experiencing also
a high traffic volume of inquiries and requests. Please extend your patience us we work together to add a Mint app at windows.
- 12-19-2012, 08:48 PM #19
Well, I hope they actually do it, but even that conversation sounds more vague than what I'd like to see. They need to commit. That conversation is not a commission.
- 12-21-2012, 10:37 PM #21
Yes our Product Team are currently working on to have an app for Windows 8 mobile platform, in line with the request of our users to have an app for Windows phone 8, however, we cannot provide you the ETA.
Thank you very much.
03-02-2013, 01:50 PM #23
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- 03-02-2013, 07:16 PM #24
For Canadians thinking of using Mint...a big big big warning....:
"Consumers should be aware that if they disclose their online banking information to any other party, including financial aggregators, they may risk losing their protection against unauthorized transactions. Some financial institutions’ user agreements clearly state that users will be responsible for unauthorized transactions if they provide other parties, including financial aggregators, with their passwords and account information."
- 03-03-2013, 06:39 PM #25
Got this feedback from Mint:
Thanks for contacting Mint.com, and for your interest in a Mint.com application for Windows Phone. Our Product Team is still exploring this opportunity. Currently, this development is still in our future plans and we're continuing to keep an eye on it and monitor the demand, and if that changes (and resources open up), we’ll revisit this decision.
Thank you for patience and understanding. Feel free to email back if you have other concerns.
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