What’s Appening? Announcing the New Groupon iPad App 1.5!

Today, just in time for Grouponicus, we’re announcing our latest, greatest and substantially upgraded iPad app – Groupon HD for iPad (v.1.5).

iPad 1.5 is our first major refresh since we launched our original app in April 2011, and brings our iPad app up to par with our highly-rated iPhone and Android apps.

Features of the iPad 1.5 include:

  • A gorgeous new look that that makes it easier to explore Local deals, Groupon Goods and Getaways
  • An all-new “Nearby” tab, including:
    • A gallery view of deals close by
    • A new “map view” that lets you see exactly where all your nearby deals are located
    • The ability to filter deals by category (e.g., Food & Drink, Health & Beauty) to make it faster to find the deals you really want
  • Improved Facebook iOS 6 integration for sharing your deals
  • Support for promotional and gift codes
  • Support for six new markets: Singapore, Sweden, Netherlands, Australia, Hong Kong and Brazil

With this release, our iPad app will be available in the U.S., Canada and eleven other markets around the world. And the timing couldn’t be better; according to a survey conducted by Mary Meeker at VC firm Kleiner Perkins, iPad adoption has been historically fast – it’s grown 3x faster in its first 10 quarters than even the mighty iPhone!

So please join us in welcoming the new iPad 1.5 app available in the iPad App Store today and let us know what you think of it in the comments below!

David Katz

GM Consumer Mobile

Windows 7 and iPad

Our social media strategist, Aaron, takes a fair approach when it comes to weighing in on Groupon’s app launching on both Windows and Apple devices:

Because we here at Groupon believe in the utter superiority of all things Apple, it was a no-brainer for us to release an iPad optimized version of our iOS application. Take it for a spin, we think you’ll enjoy it. You can find it in the Apple App Store.

Because we here at Groupon believe that Windows products are absolutely amazing, it was a no-brainer for us to release a Windows Phone 7 version of our mobile app. You can find it in the Windows Phone 7 Marketplace.

Because we here at Groupon enjoy flame wars, please discuss the benefits of each platform in a cordial and diplomatic manner in the comments.