A salary tracker for Slack
Salarybot is a fun side project that was created entirely by me (designer), Sasan (engineer) and Jayme (product manager) in Spring 2021.
We created Salarybot after realizing that our stressful yet trivial investments were nothing compared to our hard-earned day job earnings. So, we made a Slackbot that brings more attention to our salaries by tracking it in new and fun ways.
Salarybot is available to everyone for free. You can learn more about how great it is on our website, salarybot.app. We hope that Salarybot will help you appreciate your paycheck and, in turn, stay motivated at work!
Designing for Slack is challenging. My original concept included a gallery of custom-built graphs and charts. However, I quickly realized this was impossible after experimenting with Block Kit, Slack's official drag-and-drop app builder.
Design with constraints
So, I had to get creative with the data visualization and leverage the basics: text and emojis. The final "money meters" use just three emojis: 💰 🟩 ⬜