After The Big List - polishing existing features?


(Peter G) #1

So we’re over halfway through The Big List - yay! :raised_hands:

I was having a think about what comes next. Now I’m sure that Monzo will delight us whatever they do, but I was wondering what the list might look like if they took a few months just to add some polish to existing features. A bit of a spring summer clean and spruce up around the place, if you like. And because, for me, most of the big stuff is done (or about to be done - looking at you, savings pots :heart_eyes: and IBANs :star_struck:!)

My list is below (I think / hope :crossed_fingers: some of these might be in the works already!):

  1. Better payee management - something like an address book per person which would enable you to beautify incoming / outgoing payments yourself, assign a photo / logo to each account with better reference management (I’d quite like to have myself as a contact then have the logo of whatever other bank I’m for savings etc when I transfer money between accounts, as well as harmonising the different ways that banks present my name (names are hard - who knew names were hard?)
  2. Better bank transfers - being able to tap on Bank Transfer in the Payments tab and being able to select someone you’ve paid before - that’s always catching me out!
  3. More granular API management. At the moment if you want to revoke API access from Monzo’s end you need to request it manually through chat in the app - and revocation means that all apps/clients need to be reauthorised - including the Monzo app :frowning:. I’d love :heart: the ability to be able to manage these from within the app.
  4. A redesigned settings page. It’s a bit jack o’all trades at the moment - this makes me sad. And it possibly needs some love to split out user settings from account settings - especially now folk can have two accounts…
  5. A new search!

So, just for fun, what would everyone’s list look like? Remember - improvements to existing stuff only! :smiley: :monzopride:


#2

All the above and also displaying pots better. Especially on Android. I kinda hate how big the picture is, how small the amount and name are and that there is soo much scrolling.

Ideally I’d like to be able see a quick overview of all or most of my pots in one screen.

Pots should have more editable options once created too (recurring settings for example).


(Andy) #3

Market place and joint pots are my two I’m most excited for once the big list is done

Would also love to see virtual card numbers at some point too


(Eve) #4

Excited for embedded transactions (Coin Jar, maybe IFTTT), and bill splitting. I think most of these are coming in a week or two! Interest on pots!!! :fire:

Receiving international payments too and increased improvements to Summary or even more spending insights- including an itemised list in description eg. what you’ve spent on Amazon, something like including the flight booking reference that was added last month. Rich notifications, and just an overall clean-up in app


#5

Hopefully they can revisit the whole app and rethink where menu options appear. Since the hamburger menu went it is not as user friendly.


#6

Totally agree. I feel (as good as the app is) it was designed around the prepaid card and has somewhat outgrown that design/layout. The settings in particular have become a bit of a dumping ground; having a hierarchy of settings could possibly help.

Having a slide out/:hamburger: menu would make a account switching simple and accessible. Similar to how Gmail handles it.


(Alex Sherwood) #7

Here’s why they got rid of the hamburger menu -

But the team’s well aware that the overall design of the app needs some work so they will improve on it :soon:


#8

That’s interesting, thanks for linking to that. Makes sense. I can definitely see the advantages of the bottom nav (consistency with iOS being a big one). I assumed that android users would be familiar with the slide out nav, it’s a pretty common design pattern on the platform.


(Peter G) #9

A new one from me: the ability to change the picture / icon for pots on Android!

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