01. 🚀【Ming Pao】"Paycheck-to-Paycheck" Developer Creates Voice-Activated Expense Tracking App🎙️
🌟The Birth of a User-Friendly HK Budget App
During the Lunar New Year, spending can easily go unnoticed. A "paycheck-to-paycheck" programmer sought a budget app to curb his overspending habits but found existing apps too complicated for young people, leading to "forgetting or avoiding tracking expenses." He then developed the SuiGor Smart Finance App, which uses voice commands for quick expense input. In just 7 days, users can grasp their spending patterns, and the app will automatically advise users when they are about to overspend, helping them save money.
🗣️Voice-Activated Expense Tracking for Convenience
Lee Siu Man, CEO of startup Sigfluence Technology, was a bank programmer and part of the "paycheck-to-paycheck" group. He tried various budget apps, bank finance apps, and even Excel spreadsheets but couldn't develop a habit of tracking expenses. He found that the issue of "forgetting or avoiding tracking expenses" was common among young people. Traditional apps were too complicated, and while bank apps could automatically record transactions, users couldn't track cash transactions or know the purpose of their spending.
🎯7 Days to Master Spending Patterns
Lee decided to create his own budget app, and after six months of development, SuiGor Smart Finance App was born. The app is integrated with Facebook Messenger for convenience and personalization. Users can tell SuiGor their expenses in Cantonese, like "lunch 100 dollars" or "late-night snack 50 dollars," and the system will automatically log and categorize the expenses. If users haven't tracked their expenses for a while, SuiGor will remind them proactively.
📈Try SuiGor and Save More Money
Since SuiGor collects accurate spending data, it can grasp users' spending habits within just 7 days, proactively reminding users when they are about to overspend. This is superior to other models that require 2-3 years of data collection for accurate predictions. The app has been in trial operation since September last year, with about 200 users as of January this year. It is expected to be available on WhatsApp in the first quarter of this year, with a monthly fee of HKD 38 and a 14-day trial offer. Lee Siu Man claims that after using SuiGor, he went from living paycheck-to-paycheck to saving a six-figure sum and starting his own company. Friends who tried SuiGor also saw their monthly savings increase by 20%.
Original article URL: https://m.mingpao.com/pns/港聞/article/20220203/s00002/1643824980006/「月光族」製記帳app-口述一秒入數