As an Android enthusiast, I love it when developers listen to their customer base, making changes and rolling out apps that the masses want. That’s exactly what the makers of Groupon have done, as they ported their iPhone app to the Android platform based on requests from their users
The quote from the Groupon blog:
A few weeks ago when we launched a revamped version of our iPhone app, we got a ton of requests for an Android app. We are happy to announce that the Groupon Android app is now available for download in Android Market for phones running 1.6 and up. You can buy deals, access your purchased Groupons and find the ones that are nearby.
This goes to show that the Android user base is becoming something to be reckoned with. Keep telling the devs of your favorite apps that you want to see Android versions of them, it seems that some of them are listening!
Now Android users who are using Android 1.6 and up (another smart move, not alienating those who are still waiting for updates to 2.1) can download and use the Android Groupon App from the Market.
If you are unfamiliar with Groupon, it is a service that offers one major deal a day in your city or area. Usually it is a deep discounted service or item, and Groupon sets a minimum number of purchases to activate the deal. For example, a local gym is offering 3 classes for $20, when they would usually charge $60 for them. Groupon says that at least 20 people have to buy the deal for it to become active. Once 20 people do, all their credit cards are charged and they are given a voucher to claim their savings.
It is a pretty ingenious way to crowd source savings, it is a win-win for all involved, the customer gets a deep discount, the service provider gets good exposure.
The app is available now in the Market. Use the barcode below to scan and download now!