It’s becoming a common sight to see people using their smart phones when they’re out shopping. Whether you’re checking prices, looking at reviews, etc, the smart shopper knows his phone is also a tool. The following features have been added to 2.0.
- Today’s Offer: part of the Google Offers beta program, this tab displays a single offer for discounted goods or services in your area. Today’s Offer is currently available in Portland, Oregon, the San Francisco Bay Area and New York, with other cities to follow.
- Nearby Offers: when you click this tab, you’ll see offers in the ‘Eat’ and ‘Play’ categories which nearby businesses have submitted through Google Places.
- My Offers: for those of us who occasionally misplace coupons or gloss over expiration dates, Google Shopper makes it easy to stay organized. When you come across an offer you like you can save it for later. Your saved and purchased offers appear on this tab and you can see which offers are close to expiring. To take advantage of an offer, just navigate to ‘My Offers,’ select the one you’d like, and click ‘Redeem’. In the future you’ll also be able to access and redeem your saved offers using Google Wallet.
Also interesting to note is the iOS and Android friendly look. Google hasn’t exactly been great at updating its iOS iterations of apps close to when it updates the Android version, but the design leads one to believe that they’ll be updating that one soon as well. What do you guys think? How many of you have used your phone for shopping? Did it help?
[via google mobile blog]