While the Android market is predicted to finally outgrow Apple's iTunes App Store sometime this year, many mobile software developers still focus on iOS apps before turning their attention to other platforms. That's exactly what Zipcar did with its iPhone app (which, for those keeping score, was released in September 2009). Those who've been wanting to get in on the car-sharing action with their Droid or Nexus S can now finally do so, at least in beta format. Can't have things be too easy for Fr
If nothing else, the big news of the day is that your iPhone can now make cars honk. Why an iPhone app should be able to honk a car's horn is almost beyond us. Almost. We can think of one reason for the unique feature, and it has to do with getting ready for a new phase in personal transportation: since Zipcar is all about car sharing, and Zipcar users will often be using one of many cars, having it beep allows you to remember, "oh, right, I'm in the MINI today." The key fob would, of course, wo
If you're not an Apple fanboy who's been hitting F5 repeatedly over on Engadget today, here's a green car tie-in from the big WWDC that's just wrapping up: your iPhone will soon be able to unlock the doors of your Zipcar rental vehicle. Yes, your phone can now tell your car what to do. It's only a matter of time before Dr. Horrible's remote control app becomes a reality.