We launched Pots on iOS last Monday, and in the announcement on our blog said Android users could expect them at the start of this week. Unfortunately, there’s been a bit of a delay in bringing them to Android, and Pots will now make it into the Play Store next week. Sorry!
In the interests of transparency, I thought it’d be worth briefly breaking down why.
At Monzo, we use release trains to manage the development of our iOS and Android apps. That means that every other Wednesday, there is a ‘code freeze’. The product is then tested internally and, after we determine that everything’s working well, we push the new release out to a small proportion of users via TestFlight on iOS, and our Beta channel on Android. If bugs are flagged as part of this testing, we work to get them fixed, before we bring the release to 100% of users. @JordanFish is writing a blog post that’ll be up soon too for those interested in the details of this
Pots didn’t make it into the latest Android release train at the last minute unfortunately, but we’re working hard to make sure they’ll be in the next one. That means they will go out to the Beta channel for testing at the end of this week, before coming to 100% of Android users next week (assuming nothing horrible happens!)
To make it up to you, we’ve also added some new functionality, that wasn’t available in the initial iOS release: you’ll be able to deposit and withdraw custom amounts from pots!
Thanks so much for bearing with us, I promise they’ll be worth the wait!