NAB first Aussie bank to create an iPad app, still no iPhone app

    NAB iPad app

    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.

    NAB iPad app - Welcome Screen NAB iPad app - Internet Banking IMG_0294NAB iPad app - Branch and ATM locations NAB iPad app - 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.

    Jason Cartwright
    Jason Cartwright
    Creator of techAU, Jason has spent the dozen+ years covering technology in Australia and around the world. Bringing a background in multimedia and passion for technology to the job, Cartwright delivers detailed product reviews, event coverage and industry news on a daily basis. Disclaimer: Tesla Shareholder from 20/01/2021

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