Delivered

Imagine the scene. Your iPhone 5s has finally shipped from China and Apple has generated a UPS or FedEx tracking code for you. Of course, you eagerly refresh the courier’s website to find out where exactly your precious currently is. If your like me, and I’ll assume you are, you’ll probably track the package a dozen times a day until it’s there.

What if I told you there is a completely free and elegant way to do just that directly from your iPhone? Even better, what if it came with push notifications to let you know about every step of the delivery? That’s exactly what Delivered! does…

The free version of the app allows you to add up to two packages to track from one of the 15 or so couriers the app supports. Major couriers such as UPS, FedEx, DHL, and USPS are supported, and if you’re in the US, that’s pretty much all you need.

If you want to be able to track more than two packages at the time, you will have to unlock the Pro Account via a $1.99 in-app purchase. I don’t know about you, but I rarely, if ever, have to track more than two packages at a time, so the free version is just fine for my needs.

Delivery! is elegantly designed with iOS 7 in mind. It is clean, simple, and free of any unnecessary clutter. If I had my ways about the design of the app though, I’d definitely remove the blue, white, and red stripes at the top of the screen. I understand what the developer is trying to bring with these design elements, but I don’t think they beautify the app in any ways. Quite the opposite actually.

Maybe the best feature about this app is that you can receive push notifications as your package goes from one delivery center to another, all the way to your front door. You can choose to receive notifications for every step of the delivery, or simply for when the package is out for delivery or delivered.

As mentioned above, Delivered! is free with a $1.99 in-app purchase to be able to track more than two packages. It is a universal app with iCloud syncing support so you can start tracking a package on your iPhone and pick up the tracking later on your iPad.

You can download Delivered! in the App Store today.

  • chumawumba

    Google now is better

  • Jonathan

    That flag looks weird..

    • Yeah I don’t really like it either

      • John Sklikas

        I agree that it’s not ideal however something is needed on the top, because if you try to imagine this screen with no colour on the top, you would have a completely white screen with no design, which would have below a custom made Table View. To say it simply I think something should be there, but from nothing this “Flag” is better

      • Matt

        I think they were talking about the app icon. The mailbox flag looks a bit awkward.

      • John Sklikas

        Probably but after seeing Sebastien comments in the article (“If I had my ways about the design of the app though, I’d definitely remove the blue, white, and red stripes at the top of the screen”) I thought he was referring to this bar on the top. However the flag does look awkward. The rest of the app icon (gradient, shape) are well thought but the flag looks like a flag created with Microsoft Paint (And I’ve drawn such shapes with Paint :P)

  • Modest

    Can someone explain it to my why is this better vs ‘Deliveries’ app? Except the iOS 7 look of course, that is obviously coming to Deliveries. And the price. 😉

    • If you’re tracking many packages, I believe Deliveries is still your best bet as it offers many more features.

      For people like me though (that would be people who track packages from time to time), Delivered! will do the job just fine. I personally wouldn’t pay for an app that tracks my packages because I don’t track enough packages to justify paying for it. But if you track many packages at the same time, then paying for Deliveries is probably still your best option.

  • Stephen Hagans

    I like slice. (although I don’t think it’s been updated for iOS 7) You never have to enter any tracking info. It just pulls that info from your email and posts it to the app. That’s the worst part of these tracking apps. It’s ok for 1 or 2 but more than that it’s a pain.

    • J. Rockwell

      Appreciate the tip Stephen! (That sounded horrible:))

    • Falk M.

      An app having access to all my mail?
      Mighty Lord, Delivery Status Touch for me any time of the day.

      They still need one or two services I sometimes use, but other than that they have a crap ton of parcel services and a solid app.

  • Loke1988

    Perfect timing! My 64gig Silver Unlocked 5S is shipping from ZhengZhou today! Thanks!

    • Loke1988

      And thank you Foxconn workers etc. I hope you are being treated like you deserve.

  • Falk M.

    In-App-Purchase to unlock? Pass

    It’s pesky, but I’d rather have a full version ready to go at the same price and a separate Lite version as free trial.

  • landryb06

    Looks like an exact copy of Parcel….

  • It ONLY works in iOS 7+. That kinda sucks for us still holding on to our iOS 6 jailbreaks.

  • Aaron McFarland

    I would say, if you have a Gmail account and use that as your primary email for information regarding purchases from online companies, Slice is the best tracking app since it doesn’t even require you to enter the tracking number info, it will grab that from the emails in your Gmail from the online company.