Groupon launches Daily Deals on Android

Android Market is certainly catching App Store, non only in number of apps, but also in quality of apps. The Deal-a-day company, Groupon released their app for Android yesterday. The free app enables users to buy deals in over 65 cities, access their purchased Groupons and find ones that are nearby.

The app is very similar to Groupon’s iPhone app, which was launched earlier this year. Upon launch, users will immediately see the current deal of the day with a timer that counts down the time left to buy. Users can also navigate to the My Groupons portion of the app to view the deals they have already purchased and filter by expiring, recent and nearby.

One question though:
Given Groupon emails you the deal of the day on daily basis, why would I need an app for it? I already see their deal when it pops up in my notifications. What am I missing? Unless, it allows me to show the deal’s barcode screen to the business owner which I doubt that is the case. I have to download it to find out. Anyone has already downloaded it?

Groupon is certainly in a  very crowded space and more to come. I wonder how their competitors listed below are doing on their apps. Which one have you been using and why?

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About Elias Shams
I have been a serial entrepreneur in telecom and social media space for past 12 years or so. I hold a M.S. degree in Telecommunication Engineering from the George Washington University and a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Maryland. I’ve lived and worked in many countries and cities including London England, Tehran Iran, Bonn Germany, Paris France, Alicante Spain, Delhi India, and my favorite of all Washington, DC of great US of A. Two of the greatest Washington, DC based companies I worked for and very proud of are Yurie Systems which was sold to Lucent in 1998 for $1.23 B and that I founded in 1999. I am currently the founder and awesomizer @

7 Responses to Groupon launches Daily Deals on Android

  1. Ayman says:

    I think their App will read the bar code. That is why they launched the app

  2. Jeff H says:

    It does read the bar code. I just downloaded it and heading to Cosi in 21 &M to give it a try

  3. Matt says:

    great app, thanks for posting!

  4. Jennifer says:

    Do they have any deal for my area in Rockville, Maryland?

    • kamran Abdi says:

      Jen, you should be able to find out from their site or their App. It looks like their App is free anyway.

  5. Monjurul says:

    I just downloaded it and indeed has a bar code. Heading out to try it out 🙂 Hope it works. Will let you all know in 2 hours.

  6. Steve Brown says:

    I haven’t installed the app yet, but I am sure it will read the bar code. Otherwise, you are right, there wouldn’t be much value for the app given they send us their daily emails.

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