carpooling.co.uk’s new iPhone app makes booking a seat in a carpool even easier!
carpooling.co.uk launches new iPhone app with online payment for even more reliability and convenience.
10th May 2012 – With ever rising petrol and motoring costs, the launch of the new carpooling.co.uk iPhone app could not have been more timely. Motorists and passengers can use the simple and easy to use app to find someone suitable to carpool with reducing motoring or traveling costs by up to 75%. The app allows full access to the 650,000 carpools available in the www.carpooling.co.uk network and includes the new booking and online payment system providing added transparency and reliability in arranging carpools.
The new, improved version of the app includes a booking system allowing users to see how many seats are still available and with a few clicks the option to book a seat in the vehicle. There is also the additional option for people who chose to use the booking system to now request and make payment for their trip through Paypal. This gives users the added security of knowing their payment is secure and reliable. Users also have greater access to additional information such as user ratings and profile pictures through the app.
Using the iPhone app allows people to organize transport spontaneously, on-the-go. “In the past, we’d book our holidays almost a year in advance. Today, one in five book their holidays just five days before their stay,” says Markus Barnikel, CEO of carpooling.com. “In terms of car sharing, we are noticing that more and more people are using our smartphone apps to book their trips on-the-go. Our iPhone and Android apps have been downloaded almost 400,000 times. People are clearly more mobile today than ever before and are increasingly demanding last-minute travel options that are convenient, affordable and sustainable.”
During a time of inflating petrol prices and rising public transport costs, the new iPhone app by carpooling.co.uk provides the flexibility and reliability to locate and organise carpools simply. It is available for download here: http://www.carpooling.co.uk/pages/mobile_iphone
carpooling.co.uk is the English branch of carpooling.com, the largest car sharing network in Europe, transporting over 1 million people each month in 5000 cities and 45 countries. carpooling.co.uk offers reliable car sharing opportunities that are affordable and easy to access by computer, mobile phone (iPhone, Android) or social networks (Facebook). Drivers and passengers can book a seat online and rate each other for additional convenience and safety. By sharing a car, people save petrol and money, reduce carbon emissions and meet new friends. Today the site counts over 3.6 million registered users and gives daily access to more than 650,000 transport opportunities. Thanks to carpooling.com, 725,000 tons of C02 and 375 million liters of petrol have been saved; not counting the millions of savings by users and the thousands of friendships created (including more than 10 marriages!).
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