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New iPhone app makes carpooling even more reliable and convenient

 

14 May 2012 

Carpooling.com (http://www.carpooling.com ), the world's largest ridesharing network, has launched a new app for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch, which is currently available for free download. With rising petrol and motoring costs, the launch of the new iPhone app could not have been more timely. Motorists and passengers can use the 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 network and includes the new booking and online payment system, providing added transparency and reliability. 

The new, improved version of the app includes a booking system, allowing users to see how many seats are still available and to print a ticket for their ride. The booking system also allows the option of payment through Paypal. This gives users the added security of knowing their payment is secure and reliable. With a new messaging system and access to additional information such as user ratings and pictures, the new iPhone app is more convenient than ever.

“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," [1] says Markus Barnikel, CEO of carpooling.com. “In terms of ridesharing, we are noticing that more and more people are using our smartphone apps to book their trips on-the-go whether for daily commutes or occasional rides. Our iPhone and Android apps have been downloaded more than 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.”  

The new iPhone app can be found here: http://www.carpooling.co.uk/pages/mobile_iphone

About carpooling.com 

Carpooling.com is the world's largest ridesharing network with 3.7 million registered users and daily access to more than 650,000 transport opportunities. Carpooling.com offers reliable ridesharing opportunities that are affordable and easy to access. Drivers and passengers can book a seat online and rate each other for additional convenience and safety. Rides can be accessed from a computer, a mobile phone (iPhoneAndroid) or a social network (Facebook). By sharing a ride, people save gas and money, reduce carbon emissions and meet new friends. Thanks to carpooling.com, 772,000 tons of C02 and 386 million liters of gas have been saved; not counting the millions of savings by users and the thousands of friendships created (including more than 10 marriages!).

 

Contact:

Odile Beniflah
Ph: +1 718 717 8107
Email: obeniflah(at)carpooling.com
Skype: carpooling.com

Clea Baker
Ph: +49 89 28 77 80 44 70
Email: cbaker(at)carpooling.com 

[1] http://www.newmediatrendwatch.com/world-overview/91-online-travel-market?start=1