By Intelliware Development Inc.
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PickupPal is a social network rideshare service that connects drivers and passengers everywhere. Use PickupPal to find or give a ride to work this morning, go to a conference tomorrow and get to a concert on the weekend. The service is easy, economical and eco-friendly.
PickupPal Mobile for the iPhone® is built specifically for people’s busy, on-the-go lifestyles. Members of www.pickuppal.com can:
- Use Facebook Connect™ to sign in
- Add rides as a Driver or Passenger quickly using a wizard interface
- Use the iPhone’s GPS function to identify current location
- Use maps to select start and end locations
- Be matched with other PickupPal members who are on the way
- Communicate with other members using PickupPal secure messaging
PickupPal provides a service to match drivers and passengers anytime, anywhere based on their profile preferences and route, operating very much like an online dating service. Launched in January, 2008, PickupPal has members in 50+ countries that use PickupPal to share the costs of driving, reduce traffic congestion, and be good to the environment.
For more information, visit www.pickuppal.com
What's New in Version 1.3
Better map handling when creating a trip.
The matching algorithm is uncomprehensible. This holds true regardless of using the application or the web site. Put a ride in and got 5 matches. Three were with people who had the same start and end point i.e. they weren't actually going anywhere and the other two were with people who after they picked me up from my start point would have had to go back towards their start point (opposite direction from where they were headed) in order to drop me off at my destination. What's the sense in that. Also the trip distance (from start to end point) for my rides I matched up with always shows 3.16km. This is true for those who have identical start and end point as well as those who actually have different start and end points.
Giving a ride function doesn't work. Map comes back with error "you've selected an invalid destination" no matter where the pin is dropped. And the search function doesn't search. So, not many rides being offered!
Didn't work for me. Couldn't make it past the login screen. Is this app phishing for FB info?? Seemed like a good concept tho...
- Category: Travel
- Updated: Jul 13, 2010
- Version: 1.3
- Size: 1.6 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Intelliware Development Inc.
- © 2010 Intelliware Development Inc.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 3.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.