If you’re a current customer and user of Google AdWords, Google is making things easier for you to access and manage information related to your AdWords accounts on the go, as they have just announced today they’re bringing the AdWords experience to mobile via Android devices. The catch is that they’re only launching the app via the Canadian Play Store at this point in time with a mention that they will be launching the app in other countries soon after, which could mean days or it could mean weeks, and the latter is likely the case.
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Even though you can’t get a hold of the app in the Play Store just yet though if you’re a U.S. resident or a reader from another country, the apk is available for download here so you can have it installed on your device prior to the official launch of the app in other regions, whenever that happens to be. As Google states AdWords for Android will allow users to view campaign stats, update bids and budgets, receive alerts, and get support on the go from a dedicated employee at Google. AdWords for Android will be capable of managing stuff should you want to mostly use it instead of the desktop experience, keep in mind though Google is labeling this as a companion to the desktop experience for AdWords so it shouldn’t be though of as a complete replacement, rather a tool to help you stay on top of some or most things in regards to your account when you don’t have a desktop interface handy.
Since this is more of a companion, you have no ability to set up new AdWords accounts through the app, although we wouldn’t be surprised if Google added that functionality at some point in the future. For now, if you want to use it you have to be an existing customer of AdWords, which means signing for an account through the desktop. Are you currently using AdWords and if so, would you find this app to be a useful tool to have at your disposal for on the go management? Or would you still prefer to handle everything from you computer? If you’re a Canadian resident, you can grab the app from the widget below.