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The Google Offers app received its first significant refresh since June today with a modernized UI. Yep, you guessed it: sidebar nav and cards. At least Google really is sticking to that hamburger navigation / card layout paradigm, and Offers has finally been checked off the design to-do list.

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The new version also brings supports for offline redemption of your offers, which is nice, but otherwise this update appears to be entirely visual in nature. The new navigation bar should allow you quicker access to your offers... or something, and cards are pretty. That's really the entirety of the substance I can bring to the discussion of the changes.

It does seem a bit odd that Google even bothered with it, though, as the Offers app has long been on a list of the company's maligned mobile properties on Android. Given that Google Offers already features varying levels of integration with Maps, Now, and Wallet, the standalone app doesn't make a huge amount of sense anymore. But hey, at least Google's making sure it looks nice.

The update doesn't seem to be available just yet, but I imagine the rollout can't be too far off. It is just Google Offers, after all.

David Ruddock
David's phone is whatever is currently sitting on his desk. He is an avid writer, and enjoys playing devil's advocate in editorials, and reviewing the latest phones and gadgets. He also doesn't usually write such boring sentences.

  • Testraindrop

    Who invented the "Hamburger" navigation?

    I can't find any association of the Sidebar Menus to a Hamburger, sorry...

    • Laurențiu Selei
    • Abhilash Bingi

      Google engineer talks about it in his post here:

    • Grizzly Atoms

      I think its based on the shape next to where the navigation is triggered. It is 3 lines that could easily be a hamburger? I'm just guessing.

    • Zak Taccardi

      It's called a hamburger because of the three lines in the top left near the app icon...bun/meat/bun

    • Mayoo

      Kit Kat is not the first partnership with Google. The first was Harvey's. *TROLOLO*

    • http://infotainmentempire.blogspot.com Rob

      I too wondered where the hell this hamburger navigation phrase was coined. A hamburger is definitely not something I think of when I see those lines. It doesn't resemble a hamburger at all.

  • TheSparks

    Hamburger Navigation? Seriously..

  • Coen van Deelen


  • http://www.twitter.com/ninjustin ninjustin

    This is already in Google Maps I don't see the need for it's own app.

  • rpitera

    Note to author: Journalism 101 - when you make an arcane reference, it behooves you to provide an explanation to your readers rather than having them fill in the blanks via comments.

  • PhineasJW

    Nexus 4 -- just downloaded it and I don't get the hamburger navigation menu nor the cards layout -- but rather three swipable tabs. Weird. Anyone else?

    • miri

      "The update doesn't seem to be available just yet, but I imagine the rollout can't be too far off. It is just Google Offers, after all."

      Last sentence.

      • PhineasJW

        Argh. You're right. Didn't read the disclaimer at the bottom.

        Guess they update the screenshots before the app...

  • Rovindra Singh

    Just got an update for Google Play Music, bug fixes...