This comes from a place of love for Monzo - but I’m starting to find the load times for the app increasingly sluggish and its getting a bit frustrating. Here it is on my phone:
That is 11 seconds by my count. That is quite a lot longer than I would expect an app to take to load up, and I think it grates particularly because its your first interaction with the app (also very strongly associated with the logo and brand, which isn’t ideal).
Let’s do some maths:
15 opens per week (source
In total that’s 132,000,000 seconds, which is 4.2 years. In other words, every week Monzo users spend over 4 years waiting for the app to load! Surely there is room for improvement there
Now those numbers are total BS of course - the app will open a lot quicker if its recently been opened; I also doubt that all 800k users open it 15 times per week. But this should demonstrate at least the scale of impact of that sluggishness across nearly a million users, and scope for improvement
Having looked at the app carefully (size of scroll bar on load) I think this speed issue may be because the app is loading all of my transactions right back to March 2016. Why is it doing that? Just load the past 1-2 months, and then load more if the user scrolls down.
Probably I’m missing something but seems like this could be a very easy opportunity to boost the performance of the Monzo app for everybody, every day without doing all that much work