I’d actually have to say it’s ‘Split the Bill’. I know it’s not the biggest feature in the app for sure, but it’s definitely made a big impact to my experience. Both my partner and I have Monzo and prior to this feature, our chats would be filled with Monzo.me requests. Not only were they not trackable in the app, but they were also a pain to set up and send. I finally get back all the money I’m owed from her.
I think for me this had to be the Account tab. We had different implementations on both Android and iOS, iOS had horizontal swiping cards and Android had a big long list. We’re now finally getting these back in sync (but with platform niceties) and I’m really glad to be working on this as we speak. Pots have taken up far too much space on my screen for far too long.
I’d actually say not as much as this used to be. This used to be one of my biggest frustrations ever. However now we have
ConstraintLayout, this means most screens scale well and stay in proportion to other elements on the screen. OpenSignal stated a few years ago that there was now 24,000 Android devices (admittedly I think only 16,000 odd have access to the Google Play Store) …that is not something I want to cater for. I think it’s important for Google to continue to provide tooling to developers that ensures this problem doesn’t fall onto us.
This sounds like a bit of a cop out, but I’ve genuinely enjoyed everything I’ve worked on since joining Monzo and the Savings Squad. Although I have to say in terms of impact, it was pretty amazing to be able to help in offering savings/interest for the whole customer base. This is something that a lot of people were asking for as they expected it from a bank and it also ensured a lot more people went #FullMonzo, which we couldn’t be more excited for!
We’re always looking for more integrations so that we can give a great offering to customers. Hopefully we should see some more over the coming months. There’s also a lot more Pots excitement to come in the coming months. Hold onto your hat!
In general, I’d say no, I often see lots of adverts for banks starting to offer features we’ve offered for a long time. For the most part I think we are setting trends in the industry, so I’m actually more interested to see the amazing features released by other squads in the company, especially since I’m #FullMonzo. You’d be surprised how much is going on and how easy it is to be shocked when you hear of new internal features. One thing I do think is cool is Account Aggregation which I believe Barclays and possibly a few other banks now offer. I’ve mentioned this elsewhere in the thread, but I think it’s pretty powerful to be able to show someone all of their money in one place.
I think I just need to get this Account tab redesign done! Wouldn’t it be nice to see all of your money on one screen without scrolling.
I’ve mentioned a couple of times that I’d just really love to see the Account tab redesign finished. I know it’s not strictly Pots themselves, but it makes a huge difference in how we interact with them. This is something that I’m working on currently with my squad. The app has needed it for a while, especially as Pots have grown and grown in functionality. I don’t think back then we perceived Pots could be what they are today…they started as just a simple place you could put money aside to. The Account tab hasn’t really scaled that well due to these Pot changes and therefore it’s time for a new look. I’d definitely love for us to finalise on a way to manage bills with Pots though, that would be brilliant.
There’s lots more to come in Pot land over the coming months, so keep your eyes peeled! Lots of things to get excited about.
I’d love to hear what you’d want to see Pots bring to the table, we’re always looking for new ideas!
Really appreciate the time you’ve taken to answer these questions and some really great insights into what’s already there, and also what’s to come.
As you know on Slack, I’m very excited to see the new accounts screen launch and can’t wait.
All the best and see you around!
I can relate!
Thank you for your answers! Very indepth
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