GoWallet Mobile: Written iPhone App Review
We’ve noticed a real trend lately in terms of iPhone technology and development. Largely, we’ve noticed a real desire to kill your physical wallet once and for all. There are now hundreds, if not thousands, of options out there that promise to help you store and manage all of your various cards and gift cards. Not least among them is the excellent GoWallet Mobile by developer Blackhawk Network. The app makes gift card management and acquisition as simple as a piece of pie. And for a delicious slice of our full review of the app, you need only to slide on down below the break!
Concept and Functionality
If you’ve never used a wallet-substitute app before, let us do some explaining: Essentially, GoWallet allows you to enter all of the various gift cards and rewards cards you might have taking up space in your wallet. This is accomplished by simply entering the data on the back or front as specific by the app depending on the type of card. If you’re lucky, you can even scan the QR code on the back for an automatic entry.
Once that’s done, the app auto-magically finds your balance information and displays it on your dashboard. This allows you at a glance to see your current balances, and to make a snap decision. Want to use one of those cards? Just tap it, hit the use button, and a virtual rendition appears: Retailers can scan this information exactly like a physical card. It’s snappy, responsive, and can really save you a lot of additional room within your wallet. Best of all, you can also shop for cards directly within the application, bypassing the real world entirely. It’s really quite futuristic, and the first few times you do so there’ll be an accompanying rush.
Design and Graphics
But what sets GoWallet apart from some of the other such apps out there on the market? Largely, it’s the apps absolutely killer UX. It’s been designed from the ground up to be easy to use, easier to navigate, and absolutely incredibly dumby-proof to swing out at the counter. Everything you need is only a few taps away, and it takes only a few seconds to add a card. The faster you can type in those digits, the faster you’ve got a working rendition of your plastic pieces on your iPhone. We adore this, and it truly adds to the experience as a whole.
Did we also mention that GoWallet is completely free? This makes it the perfect wallet companion for your iPhone, adjoining utility with style, and all in your pocket. If you’re looking to save some space on your seat, there’s no better way to go than GoWallet: Which is why the app earns our solid recommendation for all those in need.
GoWallet Mobile requires iOS 4.2 or later and is compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. A small expedite fee was paid to speed up the publication of this review.
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