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Meet the official giffgaff iPhone app

former giff-staffer

Hi, I'm confidence... a feeling of self-assurance arising from ones appreciation of one's own abilities or qualities. Like when you look in the mirror before you go out, realise you're pretty sexy and end up making out with that crush of three years you were too shy to talk to. Or maybe I'm just a guy tapping away on a Macbook... or both. Probably both.


I'm also on the gg forums, and you may know that I created My giffgaff, giffgaff's unofficial iPhone app.


iOS Simulator Screen shot 11 Oct 2012 15.54.37.pngIt has had its ups and downs, much like its developer (on an up right now, thanks for asking... and thanks Red Bull). It's been a bit of hassle trying to give a consistent user experience with all the perks that these lovely iDevices have to offer (but not maps...) while being on the outside. I only ever had the same information that was available to any other member... which sometimes meant an unstable app - and upset members.


No-one likes to make people upset, especially giffgaff. (This app was once on the ideas board dontchaknow, and payback?, how about this for iPhone owners)


So, they thought... "Why not bring this confidence guy/noun in-house and give him access to the tools he needs to make a really cool app? We'll even give him the help of our devilishly talented designers, developers, testers, and gg staffers."


"Let's make this new app the official giffgaff app and raise the bar."


I said "Sí."


Here's what we ended up with - a brand spanking newly designed app that will let you:


  • check your goody bags and airtime balance.
  • check your payback points (I bet you have loads)
  • top up your giffgaff number.. (you will need to enter your password for security reasons)
  • spread your affiliate link via email, sms, facebook, twitter, and more soon Smiley Happy
  • browse the community and do whatever you normally do on these lovely forums
  • check your number, fiddle with message settings, bunch of extra stuff. 

iOS Simulator Screen shot 11 Oct 2012 15.58.24.png     iOS Simulator Screen shot 11 Oct 2012 15.54.44.png


And this is just version 1! But when will it be out? We're doing some final internal testing right now, and we're looking at the end of the month to get it out (as long as it passes Apple's certification).


Cool......just need the Android app now.....!


How do i know my phone number is the one i want to be topup and use the plan?



dont have iphone


Was this made by giffgaff?


Hopw is this official.

handy giff-staffer

Hey kestrel,


Yep, this is going to be our official app. confidence did such an awesome job on his original one that we brought him in to work for us on this. Smiley Happy

giffgaff; ergo sum

This is GREAT news!!!!! Well done confidence

I was born right here

Well done  confidence , now all we need is the android version  , alongside " gaffer "  and the " giffgaffAPN "  then all bases will be covered  , Smiley Happy


giffgaff is **bleep** returning my sim nothing but trouble for thelast 3 months



I will never getn giffgaff again caused me so much stress with texts not sending what a con


Excellent work confidence Smiley Happy.