Visa Mobile Android app arrives, available for select G1 owners

On Dec. 10, Visa released its first official Android Market app – Visa Mobile – giving (“select Chase Visa cardholder”) T-Mobile G1 owners “near real-time alerts, offers, and useful tools to help navigate life in today’s fast moving world.” More specifically, users will receive card transaction updates, be able to keep track of spending, get deals and savings (presumably to places you regularly shop at), and a “locator” service to help users redeem the special offers and find ATMs that accept, you guessed it, Visa cards.

I guess this could be useful, but mostly for shopaholics, frequent travelers, victims of identity theft, chronic over-drafters, or people who regularly lose their wallets. Being alerted to potential fraudulent activity is definitely a good thing, but how often does anyone really have an urgent credit card matter? Maybe Visa will convince you otherwise with its promotional video:

[via Phandroid]