Our inspiration came from several frustrating experiences splitting expenses. After the nightmare of trying to split the cost of a restaurant visit with a large group of friends, we have been on the lookout for an app that would make the experience as seamless as possible. The idea of splitting cost evenly is simple, and should not be over-complicated. Many apps provided good feature sets, but proved too slow, or complicated to be convenient enough to use in an everyday setting. Our app combines simplistic UI and Paypal integration to make the process as quick and simple as possible.
What it does:
TL;DR: This app allows you to evenly split an expense between you and whomever you chose instantly with our use of a quick PayPal's pay now link, to make the experience of dividing costs quick and seamless.
How we built it:
We built this program using Android Studio; which was challenging because we had absolutely no prior experience developing Android apps. The process was tough and time unsmiling as we had to learn app development as we worked on our project. There were moments during the process during which we lost all hope of finishing on time. Despite these obstacles we completed our goal of making a fully functional android app.
Accomplishments that we're proud of:
Literally our first app ever. It actually works.
What we learned:
Everything we know about app development.
What's next for Bill Split
We are planning to further develop our app. We hope others will find it as useful as we do.