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August 19, 2014
by Mobile Team

Simple 2.0 on iOS and Android

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Today we’re announcing major updates to both our iOS and Android apps. Simple 2.0 is here!

We built Simple to bring clarity to your finances. The Simple 2.0 release makes it even easier to stay on top of your financial life. With updates to our most popular features and an all new design, managing your money has never been so convenient.

Here’s what to look for when you open your Simple app today.

Simple Instant on Mobile

Screens showing Simple's Instant money transfer process

Simple Instant lets you exchange money with any Simple customer instantly. Sending money to another Simple customer is as easy as adding them as a contact and transferring funds.

Before today, this process happened exclusively on our web app. Now, you can send money to other Simple customers on the go. Your friend lent you cash? Pay them back immediately. You forgot to pay rent before taking off for a week-long trip? Get money to your roommates on the road, right from the mobile app.

Goals Update on Mobile

Screen with the prompt "What are you saving for?" displaying a user entering savings goals, within the Simple App Screen showing a user entering in how much money is needed for a goal that they are setting, in the Simple app Screen showing a calendar in which a date is selected, as a goal is being planned inside the Simple app Screen showing budgeting goals inside the Simple app

Many Simple customers find that using our web and mobile apps in tandem to manage Goals has helped them save more money than ever before. If you’re new to Goals, check out our primer here: 3 Steps to Simplifying Your Financial Life with Goals.

We recently updated the look and feel of Goals on the web. For Simple 2.0, we’ve used the unique capabilities of Android and iOS to make Goals feel more at home on mobile. Saving on the go now looks and feels better.

New Experience on Mobile

Screens showing the what is safe to spend for an outing at a par, in the Simple app Screen showing options for moving money in the Simple app

The updated design of our Android and iOS apps is a key feature of Simple 2.0. We seriously considered the inclusion of each customer interaction or design element and what it would add to the mobile experience. We simplified the design, relying on color, typography, and animation to guide your focus. The result are apps that feel more fluid, natural, and fun.

Onward and Upward

As Simple customers ourselves, we’re always looking for ways to improve the product we use and love. With this release, we focused on perfecting the basics: clean design and excellent user experience. The work we’re doing now provides a foundation for future enhancements. In short, we’re just getting started.

Simple 2.0 is available now in the iTunes App Store and Google Play Store.