On June 21, Zipcar officially launched their Android application sans the ‘beta’ tag. The app allows users to search and reserve Zipcars by a variety of criteria such as time, location, and vehicle type.
Personally, I downloaded the app to my Samsung Infuse Android and I really like it so far. I found it to be user-friendly, easily navigable, and well designed. You can find cars by looking at a map (google maps API) and see what cars are available in relation to your current location or you can set a search location – cool!
From the Zipcar press release :
“The Android App is part of a suite of integrated mobile applications that includes Zipcar’s iPhone® application — recognized by Time Magazine as one of the “50 Best iPhone Apps in 2011″ — as well as a mobile website, which can be used on BlackBerry® devices and smartphones to make, extend or change reservations; and two-way SMS texting, allowing the vehicle to proactively reach out to members during their reservation via their mobile device to manage their reservation, including instant reservation extension.
For members without a smartphone, Zipcar offers an interactive, automated call line which recognizes members and their reservation status, and dynamically changes the options (i.e. extends a reservation) based on where members are in their reservation experience.
The app is available for download at www.zipcar.com/android or can be downloaded directly on an Android-powered device by searching for “Zipcar” in the Android Market. Members can visit www.zipcar.com/android/faqs with any questions regarding Zipcar for Android, and can also send feedback directly through the application. For more information on Zipcar, visit www.zipcar.com.”