Zipcar Releases Android App (Get It While It's Still Hot)


Photos: Zipcar
It's Still in Beta, Though...
Zipcar released an iPhone app for its car-sharing service a little while ago, but Android smartphone users were sadly left in the dark... Until now! Zipcar is released a public beta of an Android app that will make finding and reserving a Zipcar much easier. Read on for more details.
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Hopefully the Honking Feature Can't Be Used Too Many Times in a Row...
Hot on the heels of a successful IPO, Zipcar seems to want to make its fleet of by-the-hour cars more attractive and convenient. The bike racks were a good start, and after doing a survey of members that revealed that "more than 90 percent of Zipsters use smartphones", it was a no-brainer to create this Android app. It seems to have all the required features:

"Zipcar's new Android application allows members to search for and reserve Zipcars by time, location and vehicle type. Members can use the application to view available Zipcars on a map, get directions to the vehicle location and extend or cancel a reservation. The application can also be used to honk the horn to locate a Zipcar, as well as lock and unlock the vehicle after scanning the Zipcard into the reservation. Non-members can download the app to search for vehicles and vehicle locations, learn more about Zipcar and initiate the membership application process."

See also: What is Car Sharing and How Does it Work?

Via Zipcar (Download the Android app here)

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