Google is getting serious about commerce, announcing that its Google Offers product is now available for iOS. This is in addition to its existing Android app. In addition, the Offers service sits within Google Maps for easy deal-grabbing.
Here’s what the Offers team had to say about the release today:
Today we’re announcing the new Google Offers app for iPhone. Now, iPhone users can discover, buy and redeem Google Offers, as well as deals from our partners, on-the-go.
Some of the features of the new Google Offers app for iPhone include:
– 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.
The Google Offers service is extremely similar to what you’d find on Groupon. With the reach that Google has as far as users, businesses that are looking for the widest distribution possible want to make sure that they’re included.
Ever since Google+ Local launched, there is an increased interest in Google as a destination to find trustworthy details about restaurants, bars and other venues.