Introducing our new, super-awesome iPhone and Android apps!
Our engineers have been hard at work here at Slice and finally their work has come to fruition. We are pleased to bring you the new versions of the Slice iPhone and Android apps, available today in your friendly neighborhood app store. Also, there are some cool new features for our website and the All My Purchases application in Yahoo! Mail that we haven’t talked about yet, so we’ll cover those, too.
But first, here’s your link to the Android app in the Google Play store (fka as the Android app store):
And here’s where you can get the iPhone and iPod Touch Slice app (we’ve heard it works on iPad, too, but it’s not particularly pretty):
For a bit more color on what you’re downloading, here’s a rundown of the new feature set:
- What’s your Thingerprint?: Brand spankin’ new to Slice is Thingerprint. It’s what we call your shopping DNA. What you spend your money on says a lot about who you are. So who are you, anyways?
Travel much? You’re a JetSetter! Into the latest technology? You may be a Gadget Geek! Maybe your profile changes over time – last year’s Social Butterfly may be this year’s Bookworm. Play around with it and see what you think! You can find your Thingerprint in the latest version of our smartphone apps.
If you use Slice.com or our All My Purchases App in Yahoo! Mail, you’ll see a more analytics-oriented version called Slice & Dice. There, you can track your spending by timeframe, category, or merchant and see historical charts. It’s a great tool to see exactly where your hard-earned cash is going!
- More email providers – AOL, Hotmail and iCloud: We’ve long supported Gmail and Yahoo! Mail, but now you can add your AOL, Hotmail and/or iCloud email accounts to Slice, and we’ll find receipts from those email addresses, too! Simply go to the Linked Inboxes section of Settings. You can add up to five email accounts from various providers so no matter which email address you use to buy things with, Slice has you covered! (Psst: does your work email address run on Google Apps like ours does? That’s an option, too! Same with SBC/Yahoo!)
- Add a package: We’ve had lots of requests for this one. What if you’re returning that dress from RueLaLa that didn’t quite fit? Or if you’re sending a hand-knit beret to your brother for Bastille Day? You can keep track of that now on Slice. Either use the app’s integrated barcode scanner on your phone or input the tracking number directly. Then sit back and enjoy seeing all your packages on the same map, getting push notifications for deliveries, etc.
- Slice “lite” for smartphones. We think the best way to experience Slice is by creating an account where you hook up your email to Slice. That’s when the magic happens, after all, where we can keep track of everything for you automatically. But if all you want is a basic package tracker to monitor the occasional shipment, you can download our Android or iPhone app and simply add a package manually (see above) without adding your email address. You’ll still get the single-map tracking and push notifications that Slice users love – you’ll just have to do a little bit more work for it, that’s all.
Of course, we’re always working in the background to add more merchants, speed up the site and the apps, and a whole lot of other things to make your shopping life easier and more efficient. So check out the updates and let us know what you think!
A lot of these features have come in direct response to suggestions from our users, so if you have any ideas on how to make Slice even more awesome, let us know here in the comments, on Facebook, Twitter or Google+, or shoot us an email at feedback[at]slice.com