PayPal for Android has been somewhat of a headache to use in the past. Poor UI, lack of features, and an overall unpleasant experience has had many people ditch the mobile app and stick to the web-based version for basic functionality. Well, that's all about to change. PayPal has finally updated its Android app to reflect the same features that its iPhone app had enjoyed for quite some time. Specifically, PayPal Mobile for Android now has the "bump" feature, where you can "bump" phones to transfer funds from one person's account to another. There is also a new feature, called "Split the Bill", which will automatically divvy up a bill, including tax and tip, between a group of people out for dinner; all you need to do is input the e-mail or phone number of each group member, and PayPal will request the funds for you.
PayPal has also drastically improved the UI, so standard features such as sending and requesting funds, withdrawing money from your account, viewing accounts and history, and setting reminders are much easier to accomplish. From the mobile app, you can now even set a PIN and access your account via that PIN. Oddly absent is an option to deposit money, but I'm sure that will be added shortly. So, anyone give the latest PayPal app a shot? What are your thoughts?
PayPal Mobile is available on the Android Market for free. Direct Market link here
via Android Central