Door-to-door Excellence OK--I'm a freak about this. When I buy something online, I want to know where it is. i want to know when it's in Palo Alto, I want to know when it's in Des Moines, I want to know when it's Out For Delivery and I want to know when it's waiting for me to open my front door and see it. Almost every online merchant gives you a tracking number and that's fine...but it's not enough. With Package Buddy, you paste in the tracking number and you get the whole enchilada. The delivery date, the means of delivery, constantly updated status reports, and the map. Oh, the map. When you click the map in this app, you can see a dotted line that shows you where in the world your package is and where it has traveled, from point-to-point. It's kind of like those Indiana Jones movies where Indy is flying over the ocean to some exotic country and they show a cartoon plane with that red line that stops on all the little islands. I like to pretend that Des Moines and Nashville are little islands and Package Buddy is flying the plane.
Don't buy pro! I bought the pro version through the application and tried to sign up to have all my devices synced to their service. They don't send you a confirmation email and as of yet haven't responded to my email. Please just don't waste your money on a service that doesn't work like I did. If it worked it would easily be a five star application. The application it self without the scam pro version they sell you works fairly well which is why I gave it two stars. Developers, please fix this error and I will gladly change the review. I only buy pro versions of applications if I like the base application. In conclusion: good app if you will only use on one device, don't waste your money on pro though.
UI Overhaul Needed It works, but it really looks out of date. I've moved over to AfterShip because the UI is super clean and is closer to Material Design. It has pretty much the same functionality as well. If Package Buddy could make its UI more attractive, then I would continue to use it. You would think that's a small thing if all else works, but presentation and Android as a whole has a big impact. You want a unified look from your home screen down to settings through the OS. You have to keep up with design & function.
Working Better Now This was my first package tracking app. I really liked it until it stoped updating. That is the only thing that stops me from buying the pro version. It started working again. I am gonna see how it goes for a week or so, and if good, I will buy it. I ship a lot as am eBay seller.
I've been a long time user of Package Buddy, but haven't really used in t he last year. I don't know what's changed, but it no longer reliably tracks packages, due to poor scraping of info. To the point that info doesn't show up until it's already arrived, the wrong info shows up, or it just never pulls info. If this was for obscure shippers, I'd understand. But this is for UPS, FedEx and USPS. When it works, it's fantastic. when it doesn't, it doesn't at all.
A great app abandoned by the developer. Used to be great.. I wanted to support the developer so I bought the pro version. But its pretty obvious that the developer has given up on this app. I think Google should start removing apps that haven't been updated and don't follow the new material design guidelines. I still use the app since I have a history with hundreds of packages that I wanna keep. But for a new user I would not recommend this app.
- Fixed issue with captcha not appearing
- Many general bug fixes.
- Fixed issue with map for some
- Other bug fixes.
- Fixed backup servers with failover
- Fixed Quiet times
- Updated maps to Google Maps V2
- Other bug fixes.
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