Monzo have delivered app icons that can be customised. These are great, but how about making them useful too?
Red, amber and green colours are already being used in the app to signal whether spend is on budget.
Why not then use the same colours on the app icon itself to remind the customer, while they’re on their phone’s homescreen, of the health of their account?
I’m not a designer, but my starter-for-ten would be to display one of the following icons, according to whether my spend is within budget (or alternatively, the whole “M” could change colour, as per the existing custom icons):
This would mean the customer would always get a visual cue as to how ther’re doing, as per my mock-up below.
Ideally these would refresh in real time, but if that’s not possible, they could at least refresh whenever the app is opened.
Does anyone else see any value in this?