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Topic # 79937 24-Mar-2011 08:59
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Hey guys,

Do any of the NZ banks have banking apps for android?

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  Reply # 451324 24-Mar-2011 09:02
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Not from what i can see in Market, wish the TradeMe iPhone app was available too as it's great

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  Reply # 451326 24-Mar-2011 09:11
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ANZ?

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 451327 24-Mar-2011 09:14
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I searched 'Bank' not 'Banking', good spot foamfollower



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  Reply # 451329 24-Mar-2011 09:19
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foamfollower: ANZ?


I was thinking more along the lines of an official app. I'm looking to change banks and it would definitely influence my decision.

Hopefully they are working on apps with the rate of android growth.

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  Reply # 451330 24-Mar-2011 09:21
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Not sure if it does any more than a bookmark in your browser would.

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  Reply # 451351 24-Mar-2011 10:17
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The screen shots make it look like it's got some of the same functionality as the web site.  What a bugger the app isn't available for 2degrees customers.  Wonder why.




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  Reply # 451359 24-Mar-2011 10:33
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It's a bit hard to tell from the app website, but it is probably quite likely that the app is for ANZ in Oz only.

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  Reply # 451373 24-Mar-2011 11:04
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I have ANZ accounts on both sides of the Tasman, and do what I have to quite adequately with two bookmarks in Opera, so I have not been tempted by this app - I suspect it would just take up RAM without good reason. However I would suspect it will work on both sides of the ditch as there the same technology is used; just a slight change of URL.

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  Reply # 451518 24-Mar-2011 16:24
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Kiwibank has a great mobile site




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  Reply # 451521 24-Mar-2011 16:37
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Does kiwi bank have the ability to save payee details (friends accounts) in internet banking?

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  Reply # 451527 24-Mar-2011 17:03
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ASB also has a great mobie banking website.

http://m.asb.co.nz




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  Reply # 451528 24-Mar-2011 17:11
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I don't know if I'd trust my banking details with an app that wasn't made/released by my bank...

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  Reply # 451530 24-Mar-2011 17:22
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lokhor: Kiwibank has a great mobile site

Its broken on android atm for me. If i change my useragent to iPhone it operates fine however. 

Example, this is it with user agent android: Mozilla/5.0 (Linux; U; Android 2.3.3; en-gb; HTC Desire Build/GRI40) AppleWebKit/533.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0 Mobile Safari/533.1
And it errors:
http://iforce.co.nz/i/yozlxo4a.quc.jpg (landscape so you can read the error in full http://iforce.co.nz/i/xmnmcnfb.lqe.jpg)

And it's not just dolphin, default browser is the same
http://iforce.co.nz/i/zy0cohbq.n0u.jpg

Yet when i change useragent to iPad, it throws me the default mobile site, this time working fine.
http://iforce.co.nz/i/sgvuf3sn.iqn.jpg
I downloaded the HTML code for both this and the erroring one - its identical, obviously one of the javascript/serverside files is messing up.

And the iPhone user agent of course gets its own special version, a little bit more styled.
http://iforce.co.nz/i/kbtgw5zz.pq1.jpg
 
Comparing the accounts pages on mobile:
http://iforce.co.nz/i/jbwoc0f4.g1w.jpg
And the iphone one, larger font and a few more buttons next to links:
http://iforce.co.nz/i/polefkih.ske.jpg

Comic extremely related: http://xkcd.com/869/

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  Reply # 451547 24-Mar-2011 18:15
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athor: Does kiwi bank have the ability to save payee details (friends accounts) in internet banking?


You can pay people who are already in your saved payee list and enter bank details of a new payee, I don't think you can save them. You can use the full site to do this from an Android web browser though. 

@eXDee what phone are you using? I have no problems with the site on my SGS 




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  Reply # 451568 24-Mar-2011 19:36
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After Tweeting 2degrees asking if they knew why I wouldn't be able to access the app on the Android Market, ANZ tweeted me back letting me know they had a Mobile Banking site.  I didn't know.  Not quite as cool as having an app but it'll do the trick.  And I was quite impressed they tweeted me.  I thought banks were still a bit behind on social networking.




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