Zappos Releases an Updated iPhone App

July 21, 2014

9:00 pm

It seems that iOS users get all the good upgrades first: Zappos has just announced the release of an updated iPhone app that features a new credit card scan feature. The crux of the new feature is that users can skip entering their credit card number when it comes to checking out on their cramped, 4.5 inch screen (even if it’s in HD, it can still be annoying).

PandoDaily broke the story first:

“We’re always trying to innovate and make the process easier for consumers,” says Aki Iida in PandoDaily’s post. “On the small keyboards of smartphones it’s especially important that we make checkout as easy as possible. This is one way we can do that. It’s even more important than on a tablet, which is why we began with our iPhone app.”

This is the first in a series of steps Zappos is taking to put more of their flair into the mobile shopping platforms – similar to the character that CEO Tony Hsieh has helped bring to Downtown Las Vegas. To help them in this process, Zappos will be turning to parent company Amazon as they push forward.

Assuredly, Android and iPad will be seeing a similar update not far in the future.

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Will is a Senior Writer with Tech.Co, based out of America's Finest City: San Diego. He covers all territory West of the Mississippi river, digging deep for awesome local entrepreneurs, companies, and ideas. He's the resident Android junkie and will be happy to tell you why you should switch to the OS. When he's off the clock, Will focuses his literary talent on the art of creative writing...or you might find him surfing in Ocean Beach. Follow Will on Twitter @WJS1988

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