One of the coolest apps around has just gotten an update which brings noticeable improvements. The latest Google Offers update now brings items such as faster browsing and a brand new look to the user interface. And yes Google Offers still doesn’t work everywhere just yet, but at least Google is working to bring the service to more individuals by upping the number of partner sites and cities include Austin, Minneapolis, LA and NYC.
The update is now available for all Android 2.1+ devices in the Play Store. If you don’t have it, make sure you grab it… today.
Google Wallet and Offers were announced last May, but we haven’t seen much growth. Maybe things are starting to pick up because Google Offers has made its way to five additional cities - Charlotte, Kansas City, Milwaukee, San Antonio and Tampa. Hit one of the links below to download and get started.
Android Market Link
Google has been a busy bee lately! Today, Google released an Android app for its daily deals site Google Offers, a Groupon competitor that aims to make it easy for Android users to discover, purchase, and redeem online coupons.
The Google Offers app has the same deals as the beta website and today’s deal was – $15 gets you $25 to spend at REI (I bought this one!). You just purchase the deal through the app and then flash your phone at the corresponding merchant to redeem it. The app will also remind you when your offer is about to expire.
You can also set up daily reminders, or subscriptions if you will, based on your location and you will receive daily announcements of killer deals. Sound good to you? Hit the market link or QR code below and go get your dealio on!
Google Offers first trial was launched in three cities: The Bay Area, NYC, and Portland. Well, the trial must have been successful as Austin, Boston, Denver, Seattle, and Washington D.C. were added to the list today.
Shoppers in those areas can sign up and get to purchasing immediately!
Do you live in one of the areas listed above? Let us know what you think of Google Offers in the comments!
Today Google announced its Near Field Communications (NFC) based mobile payment service called Google Wallet. It already has the backing from partners such as Subway, Macy’s, Walgreens, Toys ‘R Us, First Data, Citibank, and Mastercard. Sprint is onboard for the carrier side.
Trials are beginning immediately in New York and San Francisco with a full release expected this summer. The Nexus S 4G will be the only compatible phone, but of course, more phones will become compatible over time. Google also suggested that phones without built-in NFC could apply an NFC sticker.