Groupon

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Description of App

Groupon brings you unbeatable deals for 50–90% off the best stuff to do, see, eat, and buy in more than 500 cities and eleven fiefdoms around the world.

Download the Groupon app to get freshly hatched deals delivered to your iPhone each morning, customized to fit your preferences. Whether you are looking to discover a new restaurant, try out a new ‘do at the salon, or get some adrenaline pumping at the gym, our featured deals offer deep discounts to tickle your fancy.

You’ll also be able to browse tons of on-demand, real-time offers on dining experiences, spa treatments, fitness classes, and other nearby deals—ready for immediate use—with Groupon Now!.

With the Groupon iPhone app, you can:

  • Buy and redeem Groupon directly from your iPhone.
  • Track your purchased coupons by location and expiration date.
  • Save ink and avoid traumatic paper cuts by never printing another voucher or coupon.

Extended Features:

  • Browse and buy on-demand Groupon Now! deals for restaurants, spas, fitness centers, and activities near you.
  • Take an exotic vacation or a quick weekend trip with Groupon Getaways.
  • Use Groupon Goods to discover products made of reliably bonded molecules.
  • Effect change in your community by supporting Groupon Grassroots campaigns.
  • Browse fun, seasonally themed collections year-round or find great holiday gifts with Grouponicus deals.
  • Share Groupon deals with friends, family, and tech-savvy housecats via social media.

Download the Groupon iPhone app today and start exploring the best your favorite neighborhoods have to offer at savings of up to 90% off.

Terms of Use: http://www.groupon.com/terms
Privacy Policy: http://www.groupon.com/privacy

Version

2.4

Free or Paid

Free

Apple Watch Support

Not Known

Device(s) App Was Tested On

iPhone

iOS Version

7

Accessibility Comments

Appears to be accessible for the most part. There are a few buttons that are not labeled. However, it is accessible and it easy to use with out any problems.

VoiceOver Performance

VoiceOver reads most page elements.

Button Labeling

Most buttons are clearly labeled.

Usability

There are some minor accessibility issues with this app, but they are easy to deal with.

Recommendations

0 people have recommended this app

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Comments

Submitted by Brooklyn on Thursday, August 9, 2012

If you are a fan of Groupon, don't download the latest update. The latest update to the Groupon app is no longer accessible. I found this out the hard way. When you perform a single finger swipe to the right, VO doesn't speak the deals anymore. One has to double tap on each deal to find out what it is. I am going to write to support@groupon.com to let them know their latest update to the Groupon app is no longer accessible with VO.

Submitted by Jennifer on Monday, August 13, 2012

I have written to support@groupon.com since I was not lucky enough to see this post prior to downloading the latest update. We will see what happens. I would also note that it is much harder to get back to your main screen with the lack of labeling in this version as the clicks appear to freeze voiceover for longer than usual. Additional Note: I actually heard back from the email address listed in the prior post. They thanked me for the feedback and stated they would pass it along to the developers. Keep your fingers crossed!

Are people still having difficulty with the app? It appears that the issue with the list of deals is now fixed. However, there is a pop-up menu button on the bottom right corner of the screen used for redeeming deals and keeping track of other account options. Has anyone been able to redeem Groupons using the current version of the app? Making the deals accessible isn't very useful if you cannot access the purchased Groupons.

Submitted by Blind I Am on Wednesday, February 27, 2013

I've not used this to purchase any deals, but the current release appears to be fully accessible - I can browse and read details of offers and also access my profile.

When viewing deal details, I did find that VoiceOver focus got a little jumpy near the bottom of the page - not sure if this was an app or iOS issue, but it was minor, nonetheless.

Submitted by Jennifer on Tuesday, August 13, 2013

The version I'm running, 2.7, is running perfectly. This includes being able to access the "redeem" section which wasn't working a couple of cycles ago. Does anyone know if the 2.71 version that just came out is still working?

Submitted by Marconius on Sunday, March 15, 2015

Tested both on iOS 7.1 .2 and on an iPad running iOS 8 .2. The iPad has major accessibility issues where you are unable to swipe to individual elements on the screen and have to drag your finger around or tap and hope you click on something. The iPhone version is more accessible with the ability to swipe to individual elements, however overall use for both applications is clunky and problematic with button labeling problems, overall deal labeling issues and with the way all the information is presented.

The absolute major issue is that the application completely crashes on both systems whenever you try to actually buy something with voiceover activated. I had someone with site use the application is well with voice over turned off, and sure enough everything works for them as expected. This app is pretty much completely inaccessible due to this major flaw and I have let them know as such.

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