LONDON, May 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
carpooling.co.uk launches new iPhone app with online payment for even more reliability and convenience.
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 access to the 650,000 carpools available in the http://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
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