Issue with payee search on Android
When adding a new transaction and searching for a payee, if I type in "wal" to filter the list, on the web app I get a list which shows payees starting with "wal" first, then payees that contain "wal" The IOS app also behaves this way.
In the Android app I get a very different list, it appears to include anything that contains "wal" in alphabetical order, which definitely produces some unwanted results, as you can see below:
Transfer accounts also show up first on Android for some reason, where on the web app and IOS they always show at the bottom. What I wanted below was "Home Depot" which would have been first in the list on the web app, but ends up being quite a bit further down in Android:
Additionally, the list is needlessly grouped by letter, which just takes up more space, causing unnecessary scrolling down to find the entry you want.
Hey Cyan Koala ! I'm going to move this over to the Budgeting on Mobile section.
On Android, transfer payees are in a section labeled Transfer Accounts. So it looks like the ATM Withdrawal is the first alphabetical result.
I did some testing and found certain inputs showed the same results on iOS/Android/web app as you mentioned: payees starting with, then contains, alphabetically. Then varying results based on if a payee has location data (mobile only), or a transfer payee.
I've reached out to a colleague to clarify a few things, and will follow up when I hear back!
Thanks for the response. That is definitely not the behavior I'm seeing - on Android mobile, I am getting results that contain the search phrase, in alphabetical order. When I type in "Bur" hoping to get "Burger King" instead I get "Auburn Spirits" as the first result.
My device is a Galaxy S10e if that helps, Android 10, and I'm on the latest version of the YNAB app from the Play store.
I posted this in the /r/YNAB subreddit as well, at least one other mentioned the same issue
Interesting, I didn't even know I could search for transactions in the app, but thanks for mentioning it. I tried it on my Android app, (running Pie on a Motorola G7 Power), and it seemed to work correctly. Maybe its one of those mysterious yet all too common Android compatibility issues. If only my Fitbit app worked as smoothly as YNAB on my phone I'd be very pleased lol.