Google Offers Android App, Redeem Top Deals
The Google Offers Android app connects you with great deals in your city, from restaurants to dance classes to a day at the spa.
- Version: 1.0
- Size: 1.38MB (no apps2SD)
- Category: Shopping
- Price: Free
Google Offers is Google’s response to the popular daily deal companies/apps like Groupon and LivingSocial. If you aren’t familiar with daily deals, they essentially allow you to purchase in-advance a service, coupon, or voucher for a fraction of the normal price. For example, a couple of the deals listed in this Android app for the San Francisco area include “$10 for $25 worth of food and drink at Ra Lounge” and “$50 for $100 toward custom design and printing services at AlphaGraphics.”
As of this published review, the Google Offers app only supports around 40 of the largest cities in the U.S. e.g. Austin, Boston, Chicago, L.A., Miami, Philadelphia, and San Francisco. After finding the nearest supported city, the app displays all of the currently available deals. If you’d like to view deals of another city, just tap the city name in the top right of the list. Clicking on a specific deal will display its full details which include the time remaining, # purchased, deal terms, what’s included, and a short description of the offering company.
Google Offers utilizes Google Checkout for accepting payments, which is the exact same process used to purchase paid Android apps in the Android Market.
- Find premium daily deals around you
- Incredibly elegant, streamlined user interface
- Subscribe to multiple cities’ deals and get notified when new ones are available
- Efficient Google Checkout purchasing
Areas for improvement:
- Expand support for more cities
- Differentiate or integrate with Google Shopper‘s Deals
Conclusion: An easy-to-use Android app for finding top-notch specials from various merchants in your local area, as long as you live in a big city in the U.S.
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