If you’re a fan of Twitter like we are, you’ll be happy to hear you can now add transactions to your Wesabe cash account through Twitter. This is a great way to keep track of you spending on the go — just text Twitter the details, and it will show up automatically in your accounts. Or, use whatever other Twitter client you like.
To set this up, head over to https://www.wesabe.com/connections and identify your Twitter account for us (so we know we’re getting transactions for you from the right place). You can send transactions to us with direct messages, so only Wesabe will see them, or you can send an “@wesabe” reply if you want to share an interesting expense with your friends (and the world, if your Twitter feed is open to all). For either kind of message, start out with the amount and the payee (in whatever order you want). You can also add tags by putting them into parentheses at the end (including tag splits, if you want). Here are some examples:
d wesabe $2.95 Starbucks (coffee)
@wesabe Camino $27.95 (restaurant oakland yummy)
Right now, the transactions will be added to your first cash account, but our hardy testers have asked for a way to choose the cash account, which we’ll add shortly. Also, note that Twitter is not a banking site, so you shouldn’t consider it to have the same privacy protections Wesabe provides — use this for not-very-private purchases only (as I say in the docs, if you’re posting bail, wait until you get home to enter that :).
Have at it, and let us know what you think. I’m in New York for the CNBC show (which was awesome), and it’s been great to be able to add cab fare to my “toexpense” tag as I run around town. Thanks, Brian, for another awesome feature.