State Bank of India is the biggest bank of India and has used technology in very good manner to reach its customers. It has a very good online banking portal for many years. It was also front runner in developing mobile application for doing banking transactions on mobile phone. I still remember first application for Java enabled mobile phones launched my SBI many years back. As smartphones started becoming popular SBI has launched ‘State Bank Freedom’ application for all major mobile platforms including Android, iOS, Blackberry, Windows Phone. While the user interface of iOS and Windows Phone applications was very good, the same can’t be said for Android. The application was very old style and mostly text based with very little images.
Recently, for the good sake of Android users, SBI has launched new application for Android mobiles which has been named ‘State Bank Freedom Plus’. As its clear from its name, it is definitely a plus from the older application. It has a very modern user interface with colorful and good looking menu icons. Images have been throughout the application which gives very good impression for the user.
The application has various sections as below.
- My Accounts
- Show case overview of 4 account variant (Transaction / Deposit /Loan / PPF)
- Selection of account number
- Detailed account information
- Last 5 transaction
- Funds Transfer (Own A/c)
- Intra-Bank (Within SBI) Transfer
- Inter-Bank (Other Bank) Transfer
- Credit Card (VISA) Transfer
- IMPS Transfer
- Fixed Deposit
- Recurring Deposit
- Call Us
- Bill Payments
- With Bill
- Without Bill
- View Biller
- Scheduled Bill
- Top Up/Recharge
- Coming Soon. This section is not functional as of now.
Overall SBI has done a wonderful job in launching this new mobile application for its banking customers. I will highly recommend all Android mobile users to stop using old application and download ‘State Bank Freedom Plus’ on their mobiles.