Despite still not having an native iPhone application, National Australia Bank have already launched their iPad application. This comes 2 days ahead of the iPad’s Australian launch. NAB do have a web app for the iPhone, but were very late to the game, it seems they’ve learnt from their experience.
Below you’ll see a series of screen shots from the application. Beginning with the Welcome screen, this provides shortcuts to the different components of the app – Internet Banking, ATM and Branch location map and foreign exchange rates.
As a NAB customer, it’s great to have a native application and see NAB be pro-active in development. One very important thing to remember for this and other banking apps for your iPad is that you REALLY need a passcode set on your device. Applications may not and in this case don’t, have any safeguards to prevent other users accessing your account. There really should be a unique passcode, or at least the option to set one, for this and other banking apps.
A passcode for your iPad is a good idea anyway, to prevent your contacts details should it be lost. Many people would already have one set on their smartphone, but I find the iPad is much more of a communal device. Perhaps the concept of different user profiles is something Apple should add to the iPhone OS.