DailyCost is a simple and elegant expense tracking app for everyday use. With intuitive interaction and beautifully designed statistics, it just rocks.
- Simple and easy to use UI
- Intuitive experience
- Smart categories
- Elegant stats and reports
This app is designed and developed individually by a passionate designer in his spare time, alone.
After using many complicated expense tracking apps, he determined to design a much simpler one.
Behind the app
The biggest challenges in developing DailyCost is debugging and performance tweaking. It uses a customised jQuery library as its core framework. In order to enhance overall performance and achieve better UI responsiveness, numerous research and efforts has been made. By reducing the complexity of the HTML DOM structure and minimising the reflow and repaint process for each interaction, better performance could be achieved.
Guopeng Liang shares his design thinkings behind this app on SlideShare:
Simplicity – Design Thinkings and Methodologies behind DailyCost
Highest rank globally: reached overall Top 10 in 15 countries, finance Top 10 in 100+ countries
Highest rank in China: #16 overall, #1 in finance category
Total downloads: 500,000+
2013.08.30 – exceeds 500,000 users in total
2013.06.13 – version 1.6.0
2013.05.31 – exceeds 350,000 users in total
2013.01.27 – in-depth interview by CSDN about Guopeng’s vision of design thinking and HTML5
2013.01.20 – reported by 36kr.com
2013.01.06 – exceeds 200,000 users in total
2012.12.30 – exceeds 100,000 users in total
2012.12.26 – App Store ranking (Finance) #1 in Singapore and Taiwan, #2 in India and Malaysia, #5 in HK
2012.12.25 – App Store ranking (Finance) #3 in China, #4 in USA, #11 in UK
2012.12.24 – exceeds 30,000 users in total
2012.12.14 – version 1.4.0
2012.11.22 – version 1.3.1
2012.10.17 – version 1.1.6
2012.10.09 – version 1.0 initially available on App Store