I manage my monthly budget by splitting my money into various Monzo Pots. I’d like to use the API so that my partner can see what the pots balances are in real time without having to log into the Monzo App (as it kicks me out). Getting a joint account is not an option.
I have 0 technical skills but I’d like to use this opportunity to learn how to use API’s. Any recommendations on where to get started?
I’ve played around with it but so far can’t even get my pots to show up.
When you say zero technical skills, are you downplaying your ability and you know you’ll be able to pick it up quickly? Or are you starting from a very low base?
If you pay for Plus (£5 p/m) you can get the google export and then you can share a Google Sheets file that will update with everything and you can both see what’s in pots/accounts/payments etc. This is very easy to set up. You could link one sheet to another (locked one) so that your partner could only see the pots and not everything that comes and goes to and from your account.
(🏳️🌈 Tangfastics addict since 2017 #TeamSunshine)
Alternatively I believe you can be logged into one Android and one Apple device at a time, so if you have access to an alternative phone you could be logged in twice.
Yes, but I want to use the API to pull the data without me having to download the excel sheet each time.
I use my pots as budgets, so I’ll get asked nearly daily how much is in the x pot (takeout, shopping etc). I dont want to have to check my phone each time. I want it so my partner can see how much is in each pot without me having to check my phone.
(now that I have Plus I may just categorise my spending and get the API to track what I’ve spent per category vs the budget)