carpooling.co.uk’s iPhone app makes sharing a ride easy

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carpooling.co.uk has launched a new, improved version of its iPhone app, offering the flexibility to locate and organise carpools simply and reliably. Users can now organise their transport spontaneously and on-the-go.

For motorists and passengers, the app helps to find someone suitable to carpool with, thereby reducing motoring or traveling costs by up to 75%. It provides access to the 650,000 carpools available in the carpooling.co.uk network. The app includes a new booking and online payment system, with Paypal now also a choice for making payment.

The booking system allows users to see how many seats are still available. With just a few clicks, a seat in the chosen vehicle can be reserved. The app also provides users with additional information such as user ratings and profile pictures.

“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.”

The app can be downloaded at www.carpooling.co.uk/pages/mobile_iphone

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