2016 Android Summit Hackathon

“The Purple Team”

Purankar Supriya, Asit Tiwary, Mary Grimes

Concept, Strategy, Branding & User Experience
Kim Spencer

Create an app that will help those hit hardest by the last recession. Design and build in 24 hours.

I came up with the concept of Buoy. An app that focuses on educating those living paycheck to paycheck. The app consists of three sections:

• Messages – keep the user aware of their bill status and provide encouragement, advice, and warnings as applicable

• Bills Due – Organize bills by their status, advising which bills can go beyond their due date and which ones cannot.

• Balances – This section organizes the bills by the order of importance. For example, rent or mortgage should be at the top of the list. It is meant to guide the user on determining priorities.

In theory, post MVP would connect their accounts and allow the user to schedule and pay their bills via the app. It would also provide local viable resources that could be of assistance for at risk individuals and families such as food banks, mortgage/rent assistance programs, social programs and community services.

We tied for 2nd place, winning a $50 Amazon gift card.


  • Rapid ideation
  • Wireframes
  • UX strategy
  • Android
  • Design strategy
  • UI design
  • Illustration