Simple is a bank from the future (or the past, I guess), one that lacks physical branches and expects you to handle all of your transactions over the web from a PC or mobile device. After quite a wait, the Portland-based company has pushed out an update to its Android app that comes with enough visual tweaks to make the experience look Lollipop-friendly.
The previous version—which was already clean and, dare I say, simple—looked like a KitKat holdover. With 2.2, the designers have slid the hamburger button from the edge of the screen and tossed a floating action button into the bottom right corner. The modern back arrow makes an appearance, and while the core look remains largely similar, things are a bit more spaced out.
In terms of new functionality, users can now apply for Simple right from Android, and there are new widgets that show what money is safe to spend. Here's the changelog, which mentions a few other tweaks to look out for as you hit up the widget below.
- Apply for Simple right from your Android device. We think it’s the best way to open an account on your mobile phone.
- Have questions? Get quick answers. Support Articles are now accessible inside Simple for Android.
- New Android widgets so you can see what’s Safe-to-Spend® and quickly access Simple Instant contacts!
- Photo Check Deposit improvements.
- Stability improvements & bug fixes.
- Slurms McKenzie