Wesabe Firefox Uploader 2.0 Release (including Firefox 3.0 support!)


The Wesabe Firefox Uploader continues to be a very popular tool for working with Wesabe. Many of our members tell us that they love the Wesabe Dashboard, which shows you account balances, recent transactions, and pie and bar graphs of your spending. And, of course, it makes it very easy to automate uploads from nearly any financial institution — even smaller banks, credit unions, and credit cards that other sites refuse to support at all. While we are putting a lot of work into the upcoming Automatic Uploader release, we are planning to continue supporting the Firefox and Desktop Uploaders indefinitely.

Today I’m happy to announce the 2.0 release of the Firefox Uploader, which now supports Firefox 3.0 (beta 5 or, when future versions are released, later). Firefox 3.0 is looking to be a great revision, and we wanted to be fully ready to support it when it is released. Tim did a big overhaul of the Firefox Uploader to make it work with the newer Firefox code, and also allow it to support Firefox 2.0 in the same codebase. That way, you can upgrade your browser whenever you want, and still have the latest Firefox Uploader release.

Existing Account SetupAlso, some members have reported that when they switch from one upload method to another, sometimes a duplicate account is created. To avoid that, Tim added a new way to automatically associate a newly-added account with one of your accounts already on Wesabe. Give it a try and you’ll see that it makes this process a ton easier.

Congrats to Tim on the new release. Let us know what you think, and thanks for all the great feedback about the Firefox Uploader. By the way, Tim is speaking at the Web 2.0 Expo in San Francisco this Friday, talking about how to build Firefox extensions and about the work he did to support Firefox 3.0. If you’re at the Expo, go give him a pat on the back!

8 Responses to “Wesabe Firefox Uploader 2.0 Release (including Firefox 3.0 support!)”

  1. Phil H Says:

    How do I get the 2.0 vers? The button on https://www.wesabe.com/page/firefox still tries to download 1.2.2

  2. Tim Says:

    @Phil H: When you are upgrading from the Wesabe Uploader for Firefox version 1.2.2 to 2.0.0 the dialog which prompts you to install and restart will still say 1.2.2 for the version while it is really 2.0.0. I was assuming this is a Firefox bug but am still looking for a way to change the version on the prompt that is shown.

    So, after you install, click on the Wesabe button to sign in. If you see new colorized buttons you’ve installed 2.0.0. You may also check the version by choosing the “Options” item in the menu and then clicking on the “Log” tab. It should be version 2.0.0. If you have any further issues please email me at support@wesabe.com.

  3. Tim Says:

    @Phil H: actually there’s something else going on too… working on it. Sorry for the inconvenience.

  4. Phil H Says:

    Actually it’s a clean install of firefox 3.0b5 that I’m trying to download it to (no previous wesabe uploader install), and when it checks compatibility, I get an error saying version 1.2.2 is incompatible.

  5. Tim Says:

    Phil, there was a configuration file which hadn’t been updated. We’ve released the updated configuration file… would you mind trying again? Thanks for the feedback!

  6. Phil H Says:

    That got it, thanks Tim!

  7. char Says:

    the dashboard in version 2.0 doesn’t seem to be working. it opens and displays all the headings correctly but none of my information is there – it’s all blank. is this a bug or something i’m doing wrong? it worked perfectly with the older version, and it’s really all i use the uploader for anyway!

  8. Tim Says:

    @char, looking into it… apologies for the issue.

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