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Amazon Mobile for Android Updated, Alerts You When Your Packages Ship and Arrive

If for some reason you aren’t running Jelly Bean, meaning you don’t have access to Google Now’s amazing package tracking prowess, then you may want to update your Amazon Mobile app. In the latest update that dropped this afternoon, Amazon has included shipment notifications that will alert you as soon as your package has shipped and been delivered. There are also new notifications for their Lightning Deals, if daily deals are you cup of tea.

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  • Matthew Merrick

    loaded this up on my tablet, and im not seeing the setting.

  • mgamerz

    I guess, but they send you emails which is just as good… I guess redundancy is nice?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=705034 Jeff Simpson

    Amazon App that does something we don’t need. No Amazon app to play Instant Videos. Thanks Amazon!

  • Dave Goldstein

    Google Now is ok in that it says it shipped, but it doesn’t really track it, and it doesn’t alert you when the status is changed to delivered.

    I use Shiprack Package Tracker https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.shiprack.client&feature=search_result#?t=W251bGwsMSwxLDEsImNvbS5zaGlwcmFjay5jbGllbnQiXQ..

    Love it. Any email that contains a tracking number you forward to an email address that is tied to your account and it immediately pops up in the app. Any change to the package – initial ship, arriving or leaving a location, out for delivery, delivered, etc all update usually within minutes of the event. I’ve tried a few but this one has worked well for me for over a year now.

  • r0lct

    I’ve been using this feature for at least a month in my Amazon app. Maybe they just updated it, but definitely didn’t just add it.

    Edit: At least a couple weeks.

  • dylan84

    This is a feature I’ve always wanted from Amazon. Glad they brought it finally.

  • sahilm

    My problem with Google Now is that it doesn’t give the status of the package, as in the exact city it is in.

    I wish it did.

  • faganm24

    As already stated, this was in the last update. Better news is the new Amazon for tablets! Great UI.

  • Prime7

    Also, Amazon already texts me when it ships and/or delivers something, so this is completely useless for me.

    • r0lct

      Yes, I turned this on a while ago (it’s not new) and realized the texts are the better option.

  • Jeff Broders

    Last update had that. Turned it off because I was getting lightning deal notifications up the ying yang. Shipment notice notification happened at same time shipment email was sent, so it was redundant. Google Now package tracking is great.

  • Pedro

    I still have yet to get Google Now to give me a package update.

    And with the final Christmas packages in transit, I sure don’t expect it.
    I use a comcast account that forwards all Amazon ‘Your package has shipped!’ emails immediately to my GNow account.
    Google knows I’m getting packages. Maybe it just doesn’t care :(

    • Velmeran

      Same — though I’ve got a dummy/”legacy” hotmail account set up that receives most of my shipping notices and then forwards them on to my gmail account.

      Yet to get a single package update. I also never got one when my Nexus 10 shipped (and was delivered) and that e-mail was to my gmail account.

    • Bob G

      I’ve gotten notice on every single one of my packages from all delivery entities, except Google Play itself….go figure.

    • Dr_Buttballs

      The email has to come through your Gmail to work, it can’t be from a forwarded address. So yeah, there’s your problem.

    • burntcookie90

      I think it needs to pass through gmail directly.

  • http://twitter.com/jcardona1 jcardona

    This is great (since I’m on ICS) and don’t have Now. But does anybody know if these notifications actually let you know which order/item it is? The text messages Amazon sends are useless.

  • Ayyy

    Nice, even though Slice and Google Now already does this. I literally ordered 99% of my Christmas gifts on Amazon, free two day shipping w/ a month of Amazon prime for free…why not. Pretty much everything was half the price of the in-store price.

  • snowblind64

    Google Now already does this for me but this is cool if you don’t have Android 4.1+.

  • Prime7

    RIP, Brick & Mortar