Replace scramble mode with a demo mode

I don’t think scramble mode offers sufficient privacy and is a bit confusing for the person who is being shown the app.

  1. All it does is change the currency symbol and replace transaction values. The transaction names aren’t changed so there is virtually no privacy. All that is achieved is it confuses the person viewing and invites questions about why the numbers are nonsensical.

  2. Even if there were better privacy when inside scramble mode, it’s too easy for the viewer to exit back to normal mode and therefore see normal transactions. All you need to do is press the bar at the top of the screen.

My suggestion:

Replace scramble mode with a demo mode in which all transactions are made up rather than based on users own transactions. It should use the home currency and meaningful values. Require authentication (i.e. PIN, fingerprint or face recognition) to revert from demo mode to normal mode.


Yes, this is a bit more difficult to implement. :stuck_out_tongue:

Demo accounts were something we thought of at the beginning because we wanted to give the user a preview before connecting their account to Emma.

We never found the time for this, but it is still in the wish list.

Did you have any problem with scramble? :slight_smile:

I would class the two issues I mention in my original post as problems.
I don’t use it - and therefore don’t really show Emma to others - for these reasons.

Okay, but you can still show the main screens without showing transactions. :stuck_out_tongue:

I simply explain that this is a demo mode of the app and that this transactions are not mine, but rather a scrambled version for demonstration purposes.

The simple solution to this is not to give your phone to the person you’re demonstrating the app to; instead have them sit next to you as you demonstrate the functions :wink:

I’ve had 2 people install the app and gained 2 months free Pro use with this method so far :slightly_smiling_face:

Also it is so easy to have slip of fingers that disables scramble mode. Could there be a prompt before disabling scramble mode that prevents misclicks and awkwardness that will follow after that?

Hey @moni :wave:

Happy to mention this idea to the rest of the team :blush:

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