I am currently working on a mobile budget management application.
The application has a screen that displays a list of categories and for each, the following information is displayed:
- How much money does the user spend allocated to the category
- How much money was actually spent in the category this month
- An indication indicating whether he spent more or less than the amount allocated
The purpose of the screen is that the user can see an overview of all the different categories and realize when he is spending (or under-spending) on any of the categories over the course of time. of a given month.
A very approximate illustration:
What I am trying to add is a kind of indication of the time elapsed since the beginning of the month, because if we are nearing the end of the month and the user has not used all his budget, it means that he is close to achieving his goal of not spending too much, so it should be indicated as a good thing.
On the other hand, if it 's only the beginning of the month, even if the budget limit has not yet been reached, the month has just started, so I think that' s the only way to go. indication should be different (so users always know that they need to be careful not to spend too much for the rest of the month).
I would be happy to have ideas on how to incorporate such information on the screen, keeping in mind that I only make a mobile version, so the Surface of the screen is obviously limited.