I’m curious what other people think here. I’ve been using Starling as a 2nd account for a few things. Now that I’ve got used to their app, the Monzo one suddenly feels a bit thrown together.
Payee management is pretty poor. For example, I can’t see payees in alphabetical order. Just the order I last paid them in.
Then there’s the settings menu. It seems to be a dumping ground for whatever won’t quite fit anywhere else. For example it contains Terms & Conditions, account number & sort code, the bank address & Statements.
Personally I think they shot themselves in the foot by getting rid of the hamburger menu, so now they have to cram everything into 4 or 5 tabs.
Monzo does seem to be a bit more forward thinking. For example, displaying your transaction animations on the main feed, and the use of hashtags. They are also better at communication. But I must confess I’m starting to feel that the app lacks the polish I tend to expect from a professional outfit.
Eh I think the tabs are pretty great for the main areas of the app. They’re obvious and the things you most often need access too. It makes it immediately obvious for new users.
Having said that I wouldn’t mind it for settings and so on.
I’d love for more uniformity and standardized elements within the app though. I feel like there’s some meaningful attempts at this but then some parts feel a bit too functional and prototype-y. International payments for instance.
It’s odd because Monzo as a company have this great personality and the app, at the moment, seems a bit confused and lacking in character in areas.