Amazon’s popular mobile app for iOS received a significant update today. Version 2.3.1 brings the ability to receive push notifications when a package has shipped and been delivered. Amazon can also send daily alerts for its “Lightning Deals.”
The app’s iPad interface has also been updated with pinch/double-tap-to-zoom for product images and descriptions.
Third-party apps like Junecloud’s Delivery Status have previously been used to track packages on the iPhone. I’ve used Delivery Status touch on my iPhone to track multiple deliveries from Amazon in the past, and it works well. The interface is clean and there’s support for other delivery methods, such as UPS and FedEx.
For most users, Amazon’s new alert feature is enough for tracking packages. It’s automatic once you turn it on, and push notifications mean no more manually checking to see when something is delivered. Very nice.
The Lightning Deals alerts are for the discounted products Amazon offers in limited quantities for 24 hours, kind of like woot.com.
Amazon’s Mobile app is available for free in the App Store.
Source: App Store.