New real time account sync integration idea
Hello everyone. I'm a software developer and I started using YNAB a month ago. I really love YNAB. I don't really like to use the bank account sync feature because it takes my bank a day or 2 to move a transaction out of pending, and then it takes YNAB another day to pick up the transaction before it can import it. I prefer to have the account balance reflect my real balance.
I know there are a couple third party apps out there for syncing data, but they don't really do what I need, that is, import transactions from my Chase account to YNAB in real time. So I went ahead and created a program that can take email alerts from my bank and automatically import them to YNAB. Banks don't really have open APIs, so that's why I had to go this rout.
This is basically how it works.
1. I set an alert in my bank account to send an email to a special email address any time a transaction over $0.00 happens.
2. When an alert is sent to that email, the email is forwarded to a function I set up.
3. That function inserts a transaction into YNAB that it reads from the email.
This is working great for me, and I'm really enjoying seeing my transactions import to YNAB in real time. So my question for you guys is:
If I developed this into a public app, do you think people would want to use it?