Google has released an iOS version of its Google Offers app, allowing iPhone and iPod touch users in the U.S. to discover, buy and redeem Google Offers while on the go. Users can quickly discover new offers in their vicinity by using an integrated map view or search for deals by category and instantly redeem offers simply using their iPhone without the need to print vouchers. A “My Offers” section allows users to keep track of all of their purchased and saved offers for easy access from their iPhone or directly from the Google Offers web site and users can enable notifications to see when new deals are available or when a purchased or saved deal is about to expire. Google Offers is available from the U.S. App Store as a free download; actual offers are available only in select U.S. cities at this time.
Evernote has released an update to Evernote Food, its food-focused companion app for Evernote, adding integration with Foursquare along with several camera-related and other improvements. Evernote Food allows iPhone and iPod touch users to capture and relive their meal experiences with photos and notes that can be organized and synced via the Evernote service. Users can add additional titles, locations, tags and captions to record the experience and share the results as a sort of mini-food blog with friends via Twitter, Facebook and e-mail.
With version 1.2, users can now take advantage of Foursquare for more accurate venue suggestions and icons to illustrate cuisine and venue types. The update also provides a custom multi-shot camera interface for allowing users to take multiple photos of a meal without having to leave camera mode and users can also upload multiple images from the camera roll and tap-and-hold on an image to edit it prior to adding it to their meal. Additional enhancements include support for longer captions and meal notes, improvements to sharing of meals via e-mail, and better handling of meals with a large number of photos. Evernote Food requires iOS 5.0 or later and is available from the App Store as a free download.
Apple has updated its Cards iOS app with several new card designs. Cards allows iPhone and iPod touch users to create professionally printed physical letterpress cards from their device with custom photos and text that can then be mailed out for delivery to the recipient via the U.S. Postal Service. Cards 1.1 adds new categories for Mother’s Day and Get Well card designs along with additional card templates in existing categories such as birthday and thank you cards. The update also improves the accuracy of envelope address verification and simplifies the checkout process. Cards 1.1 requires iOS 5.0 or later and is available from the App Store as a free download. Individual cards are paid for via in-app purchase at $3 for mailing within the U.S. or $5 for international recipients.
eBay has released Watch with eBay, a new iPad app allowing users to search the popular online auction site for items related to their favourite TV programs. The app provides an integrated, image-rich program guide that users can browse or search through based on ZIP code and service provider to see what’s on TV and then easily shop for items related to the selected program. Users can also search for specific items and bid, buy and pay for items directly within the app. The app also includes eBay Celebrity allowing users to learn about their favourite celebrities charitable causes and contribute to them as well as finding out what they may shop for on eBay. Watch with eBay requires an iPad running iOS 4.0 or later and is available from the U.S. App Store as a free download; the app is focused on buying items only, eBay notes that sellers should continue to use the standard eBay for iPad app. [via Engadget]