The shopping app Google Express has been updated for Android today, bringing the ability to edit and access your shopping lists while you are offline. For those who may not know, Google Express is a shopping app that allows you to shop over 30 stores like Costco, Whole Foods and Target and have those purchased items delivered to your home. The service has next day delivery in most areas and is free shipping for those who have a membership. That membership is $10 per month but is not required to use the app – you’ll just pay shipping.
The updated version of the app is 18.0 and once you have it, you will be able to access your shopping lists and edit them while you are offline. Think of that thing you need to buy while on a flight? No problem. Open the app update, add it, and it will sync up with the service once you are back online.
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Google Express, the shopping app with next day delivery for subscribers, has been updated with several changes. The biggest new feature is the ability to invite friends and family to add items to your Shopping Lists. Items can be added to these shared lists via your phone (the app), computer or by speaking to Google Home. As you may recall, the Google Assistant shopping list feature of Home moved on Monday from Google Keep to Google Express. That has irked more than a few Home users who didn’t want to have to install another app to manage shopping lists. Deeper though, it makes sense as all shopping and shopping lists are now in Express and not in both Express (if you used it) and Keep. Your mileage, of course, will vary.
Another big part of this update is the deprecation of support for Android Jelly Bean. That version of Android was released nearly 5 years ago and continues to fall in usage based on the Android Distribution Report. With regards to Express, the app won’t run on a device running Jelly Bean.
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