Creating the Price Helper application for Android
Currency converter Price Helper recognizes prices using a camera; more than 140 currencies are available.
Development time: 2 months
Budget: 4 200 USD
The essence of the application is to help travelers navigate different prices.
Just three simple steps:
- Take a picture using your mobile phone.
- Recognize the price.
- Convert the price into a desired currency.
Konstantin Gavrilenko, project manager
Our objective is to make a simple, intuitive application.
There are already plenty of free currency converters which operate on the principle of a calculator. Typically, they come together with exchange rates or measurements converters (weight, size).
Summary table of the researched free and paid applications.
Reviews have shown that some users are travelers. They want to have a desired currency and be able to easily find it. It is important that the source of the exchange rate was the one to which they are accustomed to. They want an application in their native language, with the ability to add their own currency. No advertising and minimum traffic.
Key aspects from the reviews is simplicity and speed of operation.
Application is focused on the main need for travelers – navigating in the sea of prices.
All unnecessary features are removed, such as a measurement converter (for engineers) and conversion to multiple currencies («for work»).
To simplify the application we removed information about the exchange rates for buy/sell, because it is difficult to guarantee its authenticity. It may not be necessary at all, because travelers already have local currency.
Added the total amount, especially for scenarios such as «in the cafe».
Lyalin Maxim, internet marketing specialist.
Create a design for all pages.
Work on the icon, consider various options.
Egor Tkachenko, designer.
Work on different elements, handle 200 flags.
People who worked on the project:
Project manager: Konstantin Gavrilenko
Designer: Egor Tkachenko
Software Engineer: Nikita Sizincev
Internet marketer: Lyalin Maxim
Technical director: Dmitry Moskalenko
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