After failing to acquire Groupon last year, Google decided to launch its own deal-of-the-day website called Google Offers. The site pitches location-based deals on goods and services.
Today, Google has announced that it is taking the service mobile. A Google Offers app is now available for the iPhone, allowing users to discover, buy and redeem deals while on the go…
Here are a few of the app’s features from Google’s release notes:
- Instant savings, just around the corner: Quickly discover offers near you in map view or search for deals by category to easily find the right deal for you.
- See & use the deals you want, when you want them: All of your purchased and saved offers are tracked in “My Offers,” for easy access from your iPhone or online.
- Savings made simple: Instantly redeem most offers with your iPhone, without having to print vouchers.
- Never miss a great deal: Get notifications when new deals are available or when a deal that you’ve purchased or saved is about to expire.
Unfortunately, it looks like the app is only available in the U.S. at this time. And even then, it appears to be limited to larger cities. But it’s worth noting that not all of the offers are location-specific.
At any rate, the app is well-designed and does appear to off some worth-while deals. If you want to check it out for yourself, you can grab Google Offers from the App Store, for free.
Any thoughts on the Google Offers app or service?