1. wenogg's Avatar
    Would you guys trust and use an Mint.com app developed by a 3rd party (me)? I'm trying to decide if it's worth the time.
    04-14-2012 09:14 PM
  2. SuperGrafx's Avatar
    I certainly would like and utilize a Mint app.
    Provided that it was secure...
    04-14-2012 10:31 PM
  3. palandri's Avatar
    To be honest, I wouldn't trust mint. Anything on the internet can be hacked. I wouldn't want all all my financial information in one place.
    04-14-2012 10:38 PM
  4. wenogg's Avatar
    To be honest, I wouldn't trust mint. Anything on the internet can be hacked. I wouldn't want all all my financial information in one place.
    There's two concerns, whether you trust mint and whether you trust an outside party connecting you to mint. If you don't trust mint in the first place the second question doesn't apply. It took me a little while to trust them myself, but after trying it I loved the service.

    I've been waiting for them to put out an app, but after two years I decided it's time to stop waiting and do it myself. Personally I would be hesitant to trust an app that wasn't developed by mint. That's why I am considering open sourcing it, or at least providing the code for review.

    A lot of people use mint and are asking for an app, but it's not a priority for them. I want to know what it would take for people to trust a third party mint application. Is it worth my time to do it? Would you trust it if wpcentral had access to the code and said, hes not stealing your money?
    04-15-2012 01:51 AM
  5. ninjaap's Avatar
    I wish Microsoft had some kind of seal of approval for sensitive apps, like an XBL title or something. That would give me a little more confidence. Kind of like I'd rather buy from Amazon, than buy from a no name website.
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    04-15-2012 03:30 AM
  6. palandri's Avatar
    I wish Microsoft had some kind of seal of approval for sensitive apps, like an XBL title or something. That would give me a little more confidence. Kind of like I'd rather buy from Amazon, than buy from a no name website.
    That's good point. I know I would feel more confident seeing that, but there are probably liability issues if Microsoft did that.
    04-15-2012 07:18 AM
  7. PG2G's Avatar
    How would you do it, screen scraping? There is no API I imagine.
    04-15-2012 10:41 AM
  8. Duvi's Avatar
    I use mint, but would never trust a 3rd party dev. This isn't limited to mint, but other things that have sensitive info...
    04-15-2012 11:20 AM
  9. wenogg's Avatar
    I use mint, but would never trust a 3rd party dev. This isn't limited to mint, but other things that have sensitive info...
    Yeah, I definitely understand the trust issue. That's why I would consider making it open source. I would love to go through some sort of trusted approval process that verifies that I'm not trying to steal your information, if that's possible. I will contact some reps from Microsoft I know and see if there is anything like that.

    And it's not screen scraping. Proof of concept is done and I'm able to login and bring down my account info/transactions.
    04-15-2012 11:48 AM
  10. LawnPaul's Avatar
    I would give it a shot.
    04-16-2012 11:36 AM
  11. wenogg's Avatar
    I would give it a shot.
    I will probably post a video tonight after I put a few graphs on there. The proof of concept works, and I am able to access user accounts, budgets, transactions, etc.
    04-16-2012 12:04 PM
  12. madhouse1616's Avatar
    I wouldn't mind seeing an mint like app from ya....mint has stated that windows phone platform is very low priority for them (search on their forums) and you're right...this is after over a year of requests for an app...i would even pay 99 cents
    04-19-2012 08:48 PM
  13. erzhik's Avatar
    I would never trust 3rd party dev. If you want something like mint but official, go with Pageonce.
    04-19-2012 09:10 PM
  14. safesax2002's Avatar
    I might give it a try.
    04-24-2012 10:36 PM
  15. smoledman's Avatar
    I would imagine Mint.com doesn't have an API, so it would have to be their app.
    04-24-2012 11:10 PM
  16. wenogg's Avatar
    Suppose they did, though... Would making the app open source alleviate any privacy concerns?
    04-25-2012 11:35 AM
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