I like pulse, I think it looks quite cool on a high-res screen (although I can see how people with old phones or low res screens might be a bit concerned).
The only thing I don’t like is that the Android app seems to be going in the direction of being literally identical to the iOS one.
Feature parity - yes. But a clone - I think that’s a bad thing.
I don’t think I have any other apps on my phone that disregard Android design conventions in the way the Monzo app now does.
I don’t want an iPhone app on Android, I want an Android app with feature parity.
A lot of these conventions were put in place due to the nature of Android phones being extremely varied in their screen size and resolution. If you have a low res screen (I know that’s kind of rarer now, but some people run on old phones or can’t afford a recent model and might be using a 5 year old phone) you’ve now got pulse at the top and a menu bar at the bottom taking up space.
As for pulse as a thing on it’s own, as it looks on my phone. I love it.