The idea came during a ski-vacation with big group of friends. Subgroups are formed all the time. One time you lunch with a one group, another time you have drinks with another group. Going Dutch (where the bill is split every single time) is a lot of hassle. It is easier to do this after the holiday is over. This means a little administration during the holiday.
How did we do this on paper?
Start with a matrix/table. The table needs a few columns regarding the bill: date, amount, who paid plus columns or all the names within your party. In each row you list the bill (date, amount), who paid + you set checkmarks for anyone who took part in spending the money.
At the end of the holiday you'd calculate how much each one has spent + how much each one has paid. The difference will be either positive (you paid too much and thus will receive money from your friends) or negative (you spent more than you paid and still have to pay something to your friends).
Purpose of the app
The purpose of the app is to do the administration mentioned above. There are 3 main screens:
- Friends: enter friend names
- Bills: enter bills
- Note: the app will suggest who pays what amount to whom
This app can of course also be used for day trips, festivals, among roommates, etcetera.
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