Zipcar iPhone App is Live

Screen shot 2009-09-30 at 6.06.16 PMThe Zipcar iPhone application is now available from Apple’s App Store. The application lets Zipcar customers rent cars by the hour and do a couple of other cool tricks. Tapping on the iPhone’s screen can unlock your rental car or honk its horn in case you lose track of it in a parking lot. .

Zipcar still requires customers to unlock their rental cars with their membership cards when they pick them up, but after that they can use their iPhones.

I’m a Zipcar customer, but I rarely use the service. This little gimmick will definitely give me an excuse to take one of their cars for a spin.

I’m used to iPhone applications that interact with other iPhones and devices on a network, but this will be the first application I’ll use to make a transaction out in the real world. I hope more apps are developed that can control things like gas pumps and ATMs.


  1. Joe says

    This is one of the few apps on the iPhone that makes me jealous of it. On my Pre, there’s not even a simple Zipcar locator (even though WHERE on other platforms can locate them, WHERE on the Pre doesn’t have that plugin).

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