The new system is free to use and provides a trimmed-down version of what the main website does, tailored to provide a short, simple user interface suitable for mobile phones. Because the mobile service links into the main liftshare network, anyone using the service will have access to the full range of online matches.
liftshare's Managing Director, Ali Clabburn, explains: "We want to be able to help people find car-share matches anytime, any place, so it seemed the most logical thing to do would be enable them to find matches on their phones. We're really keen to hear feedback and we hope users will get in touch to tell us what they think."
The trial is part of a wider development project being undertaken through Technology Strategy Board funding, which will run until March 2011 and is aimed at increasing the take-up of car-sharing by providing solutions to overcome the barriers.
To try out the new service, use your phone to register for free at www.Liftshare.com/mobile. Alternatively, if you are an existing liftshare member, simply log into your account at www.Liftshare.com/mobile.
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