Chrysler Releases Free Jeep TripCast iPhone App

Date 2010/7/14 2:48:15 | Topic: Miscellaneous

Chrysler just released a new, free iPhone app aimed at Jeep owners. The Jeep TripCast app is used to track your trips via GPS. It utilizes Google Maps to show you where you are, as well as your previous track.

While free, the app requires a bit of personal information, including your email address, prior to being able to use it. It also prompts you to share your trips with your friends via facebook, twitter, or by searching your contact list (still wondering why the app is free?)

Once you get through the initial setup, the app is actually pretty nice. It allows you to save all your trips and share them with your friends. I've only used it for about 45 minutes total, but I'll definitely be using it more in the next few days to give it a real test drive (pun intended) as well as testing out the scrapbook (photos and videos) functionality.

Excerpts from the press release that accompanied its launch after the jump.
The Jeep® brand today announced the launch of TripCast,(TM) an easy-to-use, free, iPhone app and Web site that enables consumers to plan a trip, share an electronic scrapbook of the adventure and upload photos, video, audio clips and status updates to Facebook and Twitter.

The application allows family and friends to follow a traveler's trip in real time via the Web or an iPhone. Also included in the application is a "Points of Adventure" function which offers those looking for their next adventure more than 250,000 outdoor recreation spots in the United States.

"TripCast enables everyone with a sense of adventure to plan a trip, share it with friends as their journey unfolds, and find new spots to explore," said Mike Manley, President and CEO - Jeep Brand, Chrysler Group LLC. "This new app is perfect for Jeep fans, and anyone who enjoys getting out, having fun, and sharing that fun with friends. It also provides us with a unique way to connect with a wide array of consumers, exposing them to the unique Jeep lifestyle along the way."

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