If you’re a fan of the coupon/deals app Groupon, the company has issued an update for Android users. The embedded application brings a new universal search feature to make it easier to find deals that are nearby. That improved search functionality allows users to search not only time sensitive local deals but persistent offers that are close by as well.
Groupon says that the new search feature will eventually be made available outside of the United States. Exactly when the search feature will be rolled out to other countries remains to be seen. So far, Groupon has only said that the search feature will be enabled across its entire mobile footprint this year.
Another important new upgrade that comes with the app update is support for tablets. This update marks the first time that the app has been optimized for screens up to 10 inches in size. The Android application also gains support for some new countries including Belgium, Japan, Malaysia, South Africa, and Switzerland.
That means the Android app is now supported in 18 countries. Currently the iPhone app is supported in 42 countries, but Groupon says that it hopes to bring parity between the iPhone and Android app user base by the end of the year. The updated app is available to download now.[via Groupon]