We know the whole "There's An App For That!
" campaign is getting stale,
but you know what? It's pretty accurate
. For almost any scenario you
can dream up, the App Store has an app for what you need to accomplish.
It may not be free or full-featured, but you can get almost any kind of
web-based action you need from Apple's software market.
You know what else you can soon do via iPhone or iPod touch? Book a car
rental, and we're not talking about by reserving a vehicle via Mobile
Safari. Major car company Hertz is planning an overhaul of its image in
the near future, and one of the major things it plans to streamline is
the reservation process. That includes, of course, providing a mobile
application for BlackBerry and iPhone handsets. The app will be
provided to consumers free of charge, and it should be available to
download and use in Q1 of next year.
Users will be able to easily make reservations, find Hertz locations
and see promotions right on the phone. This will basically allow
travelers to hit the tarmac, fire up their phone, book a car and have
it ready to roll by the time they snag their luggage and head to the
rental desk at the airport. Talk about convenient. We fully expect
these type of things to grow as more and more companies take advantage
of the app obsession. Soon enough, you'll be ordering cleaning supplies
and groceries via an app. You laugh now, but just you wait...