ITP Spring Show 2009
Sunday, May 10, 2-6pm & Monday, May 11, 5-9 pm
 

Kristin Loeb

Bean Counter

Is an application for capturing receipts digitally and uploading them to your expense reporting software.

http://itp.nyu.edu/~kml241/beancounter.html

Classes
Design Expo


Bean Counter is an application that allows you to instantly capture your receipts digitally on your phone by utilizing 2D barcode technology. Once captured, the user can send their digital receipt data to their expense reporting software (Excel, Quicken). Our goal is to ease the transition to a paperless world, by getting rid of the paper receipt. We hope to make the receipt obsolete.

Background
We have research tons of receipt tracking solutions out there such as "Shoeboxed" and "Mint". None of them utilize qr codes which is what we think makes our solution better.

Audience
Everyone who is sick of paper receipts and never wants to lose a receipt again.

User Scenario
A receipt is printed out on the register with a black and white qr code at the bottom of the receipt. The user takes a picture of this qr code with their phone and our app captures the image and then allows the user to select an expense account to send it to (business or personal).

Implementation
It lives on three different devices:
1. Cash register receipt printout software
2. Mobile phone
3. Web

Conclusion
We need to move to a more paperless society. 220,000 tons of receipt paper is produced every year. In a digital world, this is crazy!!