Zipcar Android app on the way


Zipcar is a car sharing service that lets members take out cars by the hour. What makes Zipcar different from a normal car rental is the fact that you don’t have to go into a rental office to fill out paperwork and pick up keys every time you need a car. You get a member card which you can use to unlock a car that you reserve online. I use Zipcar in Philadelphia, and there are a number of spots near my house to pick up a car, so I don’t have to take a bus to a train station every time I need a car.

The company has offered an iPhone app for a while, which lets you manage your reservations on the go, and even unlock a car without your card. But Android users have had to rely on the mobile web site — which is useful, but it doesn’t have that nifty unlocking feature. Now Zipcar has confirmed that an Android version is in the works.

There’s no word on when the Android app will be available, or if it will function exactly like the iPhone app.

via Android Central

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Brad Linder is editor of Liliputing and Mobiputing. He's been tinkering with mobile tech for decades and writing about it since 2006. Brad has also worked with NPR, WHYY, PRI, and AOL.

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    Zipcar is a membership-based car sharing company providing automobile reservations to its members, billable by the hour or day. Members can reserve Zipcars online or by phone, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Reservations can be made minutes up to a year in advance.