Monzo for Android - Teardowns & Deep Dives 👨‍💻

So much good stuff…

But I’m mostly wondering whether Monzo has been secretly building an American dev team without telling us. Badzo! :wink:


Thanks for the teardown.

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I wonder if charity pots include giftaid

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Hopefully not too far away

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Someone asked this when Charity Pots first came out and a Monzo staff member said they wouldn’t in the first iteration.



To be fair, many of these are critically important points to resolve before you close any bank account. :sweat_smile:


Version: 2.44.0 :tada:


<string name="app_icon_name_plus">Plus</string>

There’s going to be a Monzo Plus app icon!! It will be based on the colour you choose :wink: More on this in the assets post!

<string name="close_account_close_joint_button">Close joint account</string>
<string name="close_account_close_personal_button">Close personal account</string>
<string name="close_account_complete_body">If you need a bank statement in the future, just drop us a message at Thanks for being a Monzo customer!</string>
<string name="close_account_complete_title">We’ve closed your account</string>
<string name="close_account_confirm_body">We’re sorry to see you go, but if you’re really sure then tapping the button below will close your account.</string>
<string name="close_account_confirm_title">Last chance…</string>
<string name="close_account_feedback_continue">Continue</string>
<string name="close_account_feedback_hint">What do you think of Monzo?</string>
<string name="close_account_feedback_send_and_continue">Send Feedback and Continue</string>
<string name="close_account_feedback_subtitle">Is there anything we could have done better? Are there any features we’re missing? We’d really appreciate your feedback so we can improve the Monzo experience for everyone.</string>
<string name="close_account_feedback_title">We’d love your feedback</string>
<string name="close_account_keep_button">I want to keep my account</string>

<string name="close_account_title">Close Account</string>

Last week it was regular account closure, now it’s Joint Account closure :sunglasses: Nice to have options :slight_smile:

<string name="monzo_plus_extra_information">Monthly payment</string>
<string name="monzo_plus_manage_action">Manage Monzo Plus</string>
<string name="monzo_plus_title">Monzo Plus</string>

More info ‘somewhere’ within the app for those with Monzo Plus :monzo::heavy_plus_sign:

<string name="permission_ghost_login_label">Ghost Login</string>
<string name="permission_ghost_login_name"></string>

<string name="send_money_ghost_unavailable">Stop right now</string>
<string name="send_money_ghost_unavailable_description">Hey you, sending money is disabled. Gotta slow down baby, in the ghost app.</string>

Monzo have contacted the Ghostbusters :ghost: and ensured that there will be no more spirits logging into your lovely Monzo account :rofl:

<string name="pot_charity_donation_toggle_desc">Donate this Pot to charity every month</string>

<string name="pot_donate_to_charity_description">"We’ll donate your Pot balance to your chosen charity overnight on the last day of every month.

We’ll remind you before each payment and you can toggle off donations at any time before midnight on the last day of the month. 


New Charity Pot description :blush:

<string name="target_remaining_percent">%1$d%% left of %2$s budget</string>
<string name="target_remaining_to_spend">%s left to spend</string>

Some new timings on budgets, perhaps? I’m not sure yet :innocent:

<string name="your_monzo_subtitle">Discover your next steps to becoming a Monzo pro. Complete tasks to unlock new ones and earn badges.</string>

Monzo Pro :sunglasses: Badges to unlock :stuck_out_tongue:

Deep Links:

<string name="deep_link_custom_icons">custom_app_icon</string>
<string name="deep_link_pots">pots</string>



New! :tada:
(Separate post :eyes::tada:)

Feature Flags:

After a long hiatus… They’re back! :tada: The, only mildly, painful task of wiping my phone & setting everything back up has been worthwhile :sunglasses: I can now do many things I couldn’t before :grin: (I’m rooted again)

<boolean name="business_account_cass" value="false" />

Business CASS :eyes:

There’s another post to follow… Stay tuned :wink:


Unfortunately this will be done in dribs & drabs! But I’m pretty busy at work :sweat_smile:

Here’s your first look at the AWESOME stuff to come :hot_coral_heart:



The Monzo logo lives on (for now)!

They look great


They look great to be fair…

Which is even more annoying, because I don’t think all of these little things will add up to me buying Monzo plus, so I end up just resenting the fact some cool little “freebies” are behind a paywall…


Next it’ll be new Forum Flairs depending on if you are a Monzo Plus member or not.

That “fan-boy” package is looking cool now :upside_down_face::upside_down_face:

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Badges to unlock? Hmmmm… but why??

My guess is that it’s a way of gamifying discovering & using all of Monzo’s features. Not sure why that would be part of Monzo Plus though

Looks like it’s related to Your Monzo not Monzo Plus.

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In which case I think I’m correct :sunglasses:

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Just change them in a third party launcher? :grin:

Edit: Spot the icon :ok_hand::joy:

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iOS :wink:

Shame! :crazy_face:

Ok, carrying on from the 2.44.0 teardown :raised_hands:


A cog for managing ‘things’ :stuck_out_tongue: (Replaces manage_loan - It’s just a rename so prepare to see it in more places :slight_smile:

New app launcher background for Monzo Plus icons :sunglasses:

image image image

We’ve got :eyes:
(in that order)

Depending on which card you choose, you’ll get a different app icon (would be my guess!) :smiley:

image Featuring a very sad Hot Chip :cry: