Google Offers Now Available as an App

There was a rush of companies launching deals sites last year, and it looks like this month is going to see a similar rush of deals sites laughing their own apps. Earlier this week Google joined Amazon and others in pitching daily deals via an iPhone app.

The Google Offers app is free to download in iTunes. Here’s more from the description: “Google Offers has partnered with dozens of deal sites and thousands of local businesses to bring you great offers across many categories. Our app notification will alert you of great featured offers so you don’t miss a great chance to save money.”

While I think there’s a glut of competing sites in this niche, this app does offer a feature that makes it stand out. You can use Google Maps to browse nearby deals. This is only good in some cities, but I’m sure you can see the appeal for those on the go. Tourists might like the deals on dinners, for example.