Background


Following the launch of BillGuard for iOS, the company decided to bring the app to the Android platform to grow our user base. However, instead of porting the existing interface, we wanted to use the Android app as an exploration environment to test new UX directions and ideas before adopting them on both platforms. At the time, Google's app review process was much shorter than Apple’s, so this would allow us to iterate faster on experiments.


The goal


Identify UX opportunities leading to increased engagement and retention.



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PERSONAL CHALLENGE
This was my first assigned project at BillGuard, and back then I had no previous experience designing for mobile devices. With the support of mentors, colleagues and other resources, I quickly learned the basics of mobile development and the specifics of Android design, while leading the UX explorations of our app's core features.



Mark