News by Andrew Kameka on Friday May 30, 2014.
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The Bank of America app for Android and iPhone have been stuck in the past for a long time by having an antiquated design on both platforms. The banking company today issued an update with a current design and several new features.
Both the Android and iPhone versions of Bank of America follow the flat surface trend with a hidden menu revealing more features. The identical changes move the app out of the old Android Gingerbread and iOS 6 design paradigms long after other apps had already transitioned. The main Accounts page features quick access to seeing all account balances and tapping to view activity on those accounts. Above them are quick links to Bill Pay, Transfers, and check deposits. Speaking of deposits, it's now easier to control camera flash when taking a photo of a check, lessening the chances of being frustrated by taking a photo unless within a very bright room (I've seen that error more times than I can count).
The tabs appearance has been replaced by sections dedicated to getting help, browsing deals, and accessing the main bank features. It's now easier to manage notifications for activities and set account-specific alerts. Here's a changelog showing what's new:
Andrew is MobileBurn.com's managing editor. He is based in Miami, Florida.