Start of the week - Bug

Can you please implement the correct functionality for start of the week depending upon locale.

 

UK starts the week on a Monday.

 

It's very jarring using an interface where you have to double take what you are looking at.

 

Thanks

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  • I'm also in the UK and I'm old enough to remember being taught that the week started on a Sunday followed by years of endless arguments about the Sunday/Monday thing so I don't find it jarring to just get used to individual sites.

    That said, you do find it jarring so I went to look at the Toolkit to see if this was something you can change in there and you can. There is a Modify First Day of the Week option in the Account tab and you can change it to whatever day of the week you want.

    Just an option if you want to change it now rather than waiting for YNAB to do it themselves. I doubt it's their highest priority.

    If your first thought is 'what's the Toolkit?' then I hope someone will come along and explain it better but it's an extension that makes YNAB more customisable. 

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  • It's the same on iOS 

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  • I must admit (I am in the UK) I always understood Sunday to be technically the  first day of the calendar week following Jewish and Christian tradition - and a quick web search supports this understanding. So I can see why locale for the UK uses Sunday.

    However, I do get that Monday is the start of the secular week so I quite understand why in practice it may be different for an individual and I am all for choice

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  • berksgr , if you'd like to see this added as an option in YNAB, please send our team a Feature Request so our design team can see it. :)

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      • MXMOM
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      Dela hey there. I would say that YNAB should look at everything in the YNAB toolkit and assume people want it.  I don’t want to put the toolkit developer out of business but he’s done a lot of the work in this area. As more and more people only interact on mobile devices, the gap between the web and mobile functions will become a chasm.

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    • MXMOM For us Android users - who can't interact with pending transactions or reconcile our accounts on mobile - the chasm between web and mobile functions is already well established.

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      • berksgr
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      Dela Will do, I'd consider it a bug - just as not showing correct CCY handling would be an issue. But will raise it.

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    • MXMOM Periwinkle Flute  

      I appreciate that you shared this perspective—and you're right, its increasingly important to get the mobile experience right for users and offer a robust suite of mobile features. And, as an Android user myself, I feel you. We definitely want to meet the needs of Android users and establish parity—and we've hired new Android developers to help get us there. The challenge of iOS versus Android is that Android is so decentralized that it takes a lot more preparation to ensure features will work reliably across hundreds of device types. We'll keep working at this!

      Toolkit is a neat extension, and we celebrate all of the work put into it! While its important to know whats being built through the API and seeing what other budgeting apps are offering, our team makes design decisions in large part by analyzing feature requests we've received and talking to users about problems the app could solve in their lives. That's a big reason why we ask folks to submit feature requests—they really do inform our work.

      berksgr Thanks for letting our design team know. :)

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  • MXMOM said:
    assume people want it

     At least as an option. I know I don't turn on every Toolkit setting, and some are mutually exclusive.

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  • MXMOM said:
    Dela hey there. I would say that YNAB should look at everything in the YNAB toolkit and assume people want it.

     I don't know about that. The Toolkit has a heap of options. On one hand options are good, but imagine a new user being presented with the array of options the Toolkit has, they'd be overwhelmed.

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