Vouchr, the personalized gift voucher service for iPhone, has today announced an update that makes it available outside Canada for the first time. Now, residents of 18 different countries globally can create and share their own gift vouchers with their Facebook friends.

Vouchr allows you to choose a location, decide what you want to offer and who you want to offer it to. You can offer it up to all your friends, or only a select few, the choice is yours. You do need a Facebook account in order to use Vouchr, since that's the only way of sharing what you create. Your friends then go to your chosen location, and once there a pre-arranged PayPal transaction can be claimed as your payment of the voucher amount. Should you offer it out to more than one person, the first one to claim gets the voucher.

Following a successful trial in Canada, Vouchr v1.2 launches today to Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, and the United States. The app has been completely re-written from the ground up, and the old HTML5 app has been replaced by a new, fully native iOS application. Also added with the re-design are in-app notifications, and you can now perform a Google image search for suitable images to add to your vouchers to make them look extra special.

I've not had much time with it yet, but it looks like a great little app to help you gift something different, and unique, to your friends and family. It's a free download, and is available from the App Store no, so give it a shot and tell us what you think.

Source: Vouchr

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