UX Review: Moonscape
For the past couple of months I have been using an app called Moonscape for price alerts whilst trading. After asking a few members of the… This is a UX Focused review of the Moonscape app that allows you to set price alerts on cryptocurrency assets. UX Review: Moonscape Moonscape For the past couple of months I have been using an app called Moonscape for price alerts whilst trading. After asking a few members of the community for recommendations of what price alert app’s they use, I decided to try Moonscape for no reason in particular.
The purpose for me using alerts was to give myself more flexibility whilst I was monitoring a trade or potential trade, whilst reducing the amount of time that I spent staring at charts repeatedly watching price go up and down. I don’t have to check the charts nearly as often now as I wait for the notification to come through.
I think it speaks volumes that it was the first price alert app that I tried and I am still using it now. Let me shed some light on why this is…
But first, what is the Moonscape vision?
“We want to build a tool that helps crypto investors and traders do what they do in a meaningful way. Right now we’re attacking it from the angle of being notified when your market expectation happens so you can progress by either making that trade or adjusting your view and hopefully alleviating a bit of stress in the meantime.”
“But ultimately we want to empower the crypto trader and investor by giving them tools that help them do their job better.”
Before continuing to read, I feel it’s worth mentioning now that Moonscape is only fully available on iOS at the moment. Android version is currently in public beta but is still available to download (links below).
Why do they offer a good User Experience (UX)?
Some people are going to say this is an easy and maybe ridiculous answer but it’s because it’s so simple. Simplicity often get’s overlooked because we don’t notice and therefore appreciate it’s worth. It’s human nature to appreciate the more complex and unique things in life, therefore we overlook the simple things that actually work perfectly, without the ‘all-singing, all-dancing’.
A prime example of simplicity is the ‘reactivate’ feature. To reactivate an alert after it has already been triggered you simply swipe left and click the green reactivate button. That’s it, done. Nothing crazy or particularly glamorous, but it’s served it’s purpose.
b) Multiple Exchanges
Personally, I do 90% of my trading on Binance but I know many other people will use a variety of exchanges which is all part of different peoples trading strategies. When the odd gem catches your eye but isn’t on your regular exchange, it’s good to know that Moonscape will more than likely have it covered (as demonstrated in the video below).
In my opinion the variety of exchanges offer a more valuable UX for the average user. Simply covering this many exchanges will meet a much larger variety of user requirements contributing to creating a service that will be useful for most traders or investors.