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Allowance & Chores Bot
Manage your children's allowance and chores
New in version 3.4.3
June 2, 2020
Fixed sorting of items in the Payments view.
New in version 3.4.2
June 1, 2020
Fixed loss of child passcode when editing a child's settings.
Fixed some dates and text in the Payments view.
Fixed crash when unchecking a chore as done.
New in version 3.4.0
May 30, 2020
Added Up-For-Grabs chores that only one child can do at a time.
Added a chore schedule visualizer to the chore editor screen.
Added option to keep chores in a chore list for extra days if the chore is not done on the assigned day.
Chores on a weekly and monthly schedule can now be rotated to the next child each week or month, or on every assigned day.
Added option to require all Required-for-Allowance chores to be done before Reward and Up-For-Grabs chores.
Added option to require parental passcode to uncheck chores.
Added new icons for chore types to more easily differentiate them.
Changed the chore pause option to a standalone checkbox.
Changed the child view so that buttons do not move when a chore appears at the bottom.
New in version 3.3.0
April 1, 2020
Added option to automatically approve allowance payment only if all required chores are completed.
Added option to automatically approve a portion of the allowance based on the difficulty of the required chores completed.
Added ability to select all, or a portion, of the allowance payment when manually approving an allowance payment.
Added ability to select the time zone used for the user's account.
Added popup menu to the Assign Chores view to edit, duplicate, or delete a chore assignment.
Added option to the device settings to hide the robot and/or the background images on child screens.
New in version 3.2.5
February 5, 2020
Fixed grammar error for singular text displayed for chore count.
Fixed limit of edit fields lengths to prevent server error message.
Fixed crash on older iPhone models when opening Chores and Payments views.
Fixed child passcode option for protecting child's screen on iPad.
Fixed tapping reward chore amount in unsubscribed version of the app.
New in version 3.2.1
January 9, 2020
Added three new chore themes: Sports, Music, and Cooking.
Updated tip of the day text.
Fixed number entry for setting different reward amounts per child in Reward Chores.
Fixed some network request problems and the "server error 0" messages.
Fixed excessive updates when checking off chores as done.
Fixed timezone errors sometimes causing errors in savings totals.
New in version 3.2.0
December 20, 2019
Advanced reminders, that can be set for any time of day, for children to do chores, and parents to approve payments.
New notification for parents: A child spent money.
New notifications for children: Child received a deposit, Child received a deduction, Child's allowance will be withheld, Child's payment was approved.
Parents now have a button to send a notification to each child's device to remind them to do their chores.
New option to enable sounds for notifications.
Each child can now check off their next chore without going to their chores view.
New option to hide most parental controls in the app when the app is locked.
New indication in the Assign Chores view if a chore assignment is paused.
New in version 3.1.0
October 8, 2019
The app is now free and can have unlimited children and chores.
Upgrade to Premium features including unlimited historical data.
Added ability to set first day of week to chores with weekly schedules.
Added ability to set the first child in the rotation of a rotating chore.
Added option to hide children's total savings on the main screen.
Added “Save Changes?” alert to child edit view.
Added recover passcodes to the child edit view.
Fixed number entry for locales with comma radix mark.
Fixed crash when user’s device has right-to-left language locale.
New in version 3.0.1
July 2, 2019
Fixed incorrect updates to the main screen.
Fixed radix mark used in edit fields for non-US locales.
Fixed text to speech for currency amounts that were getting incorrectly rounded up.
New in version 3.0.0
June 27, 2019
Easily assign chores to multiple children.
Automatically rotate chores between multiple children.
See all chores assigned to all children in one view.
Installation is about 1/4 the size of previous versions.
Option to not blink the padlock when the app is unlocked.
Read aloud feature reads cents.
Option to make passwords visible during entry.
Fixed the graph not showing all available history.
Fixed the password entry field on some devices.
Fixed edit fields crashing the app on some devices.