May 09, 2012

Announcing the Simple iPhone App

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We’re excited to announce that Simple is now available in the Apple App Store. If you’ve already replaced your bank with Simple, you can download the app and sign in today. If you’re not yet a Simple customer, sign up here.

We’re building the banking experience we want as customers, and a great mobile app is a key part. We believe that mobile banking, when done right, can improve the decisions we make about money throughout our day, ultimately improving our financial lives. While technology and design might be line item expenses to many retail banks, they’re our passion.

Here’s what we focused on:

Parity

Today, everyone expects their bank to have a mobile app. However, too many banking apps feel like an afterthought. We took a different approach and put the mobile app first. With the Simple mobile app you can view your Safe-to-Spend balance, search and browse your entire transaction history, pay bills, deposit checks, and get help from our customer relations team. No matter where you are, you’ll have all the same tools that are available on the Simple website.

Immediacy

Once you sign in to the Simple app, you won’t need to enter your username and password. You can always get to your financial information quickly and securely with your four-digit unlock code. Once you’re in the app, your Safe-to-Spend balance is readily available on every screen. If you want to see your balance in greater detail, just tap it to reveal your total balance, pending transactions, and upcoming payments.

Efficiency

We built our mobile app to support both quick financial decision-making and in-depth review. Glancing at your balance while standing in a checkout line should be effortless. Looking up a particular transaction should take no more than a few taps. A long train ride might be an opportunity to see what you’ve been spending money on lately.

We’re looking forward to your feedback. Give the app a try and let us know how we can make Simple work even better for you while on the go. We’re starting with iPhone; iPad and Android apps are on the way.

Want to help build the future of banking? Check out our open positions.