Official Visa App for iPhone now available

With today’s use of smartphones many of us would be lost without all the apps currently available and just recently some of our posts have included information on Android apps for business productivity, 2 new Dr. Seuss Android apps, and today a post extremely useful for this time of year, a new iPhone app called Gift Plan.

Now we have news of another new iPhone app and this time it’s the official Visa Mobile Application for the U.S. available free from the iTunes App Store now. What makes this app really good is that it will feature offers from retailers such as New York & Company, Holiday Inn, Planet Hollywood and Zales and many more, to Visa account holders according to Robin Wauters over at TechCrunch, for a range of goods and services.

Apart from the standard offers if you have a Visa Signature card you’ll also be able to receive extra offers and these offers can be used both online and at retail outlets. An added bonus is the use of location-based technology which can steer users to the nearest ATM and provide maps showing where they can redeem their offers in their current location. An Android Visa app has also been developed but presently is only available to select cardholders.

Bob Bhatnagar over on iPhone FAQ also reports on the Visa app for iPhone and informs us that the offers can be filtered into particular categories such as Food & Drink, Entertainment, and Computers and Electronics and also lists some more of the retailers giving offers. What are your thoughts on the Visa iPhone app? We’d be interested to hear from you about this so please do send us your comments.