Redesigning Celsius wallet

Every app needs a bit of design love now and then. Don’t be that team that neglects their app once it gets into the app store. In the Redesigning … series, I review some mobile crypto applications and highlight some of the good, the bad, and the ugly design decisions. For more tips about creating great cryptocurrency products and services, check my other Medium articles, or the free book that I’m currently writing at redesigningbitcoin.com.

In this article, I’ll go through the Celsius mobile app. Celsius Network operates in the DeFi (short for Decentralized Finance) space by offering competitive loans and interests on cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, altcoins, and stablecoins. Their mission is to onboard millions of people around the world who are not necessarily familiar with cryptocurrencies. So let’s dive into this, and find out how they are doing!*

App launch

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The current design (left). The right keyboard (middle). Alternative login (right).

Hero screen

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Reappearing tooltip (left). Clean UI (right). Drag & drop (right)

Navigation

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Main navigation menu at the bottom (left). Showing all top-level pages (right).

Promo codes

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Promo code button (left). Success message (middle). Success message in Dark mode (right).

Deposits

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Unnecessary scrolling (left). Clipping of button (middle). Default setting (right).

Withdraw

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Default withdraw page (left). Error message (middle). Clean page (right).

Help & feedback

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App support (left). Help Center (middle). Creating a ticket (right).

Profile settings

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Profile settings (left). Theme selection (middle). Personalization (right).

Conclusion

So does Celsius have what it takes to onboard millions of people worldwide on this new platform? Personally, I believe that they are well on their way of doing so. Their app is a central piece of the full Celsius puzzle, connecting other channels together. On the fringe of both the DeFi space and traditional finance, Celsius puts itself in a challenging position with many opportunities. If Celsius continues to follow the route they have taken, they just might succeed where others stay behind.

Disclaimer: For privacy reasons, I have replaced some of the personal information and balances with fictive names and values. Some effects may be that the numbers in the app do not add up. Also, I have not been asked to write this article, nor am I affiliated with Celsius Network. All opinions are my own.

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