Looking to capitalize on iPhone popularity, automakers have been steadily coming out with their own apps, and Jeep has the latest: the travel-oriented TripCast.
Compatible with 3G, 3GS, and 4G Apple iPhones, TripCast features a database containing more than 250,000 outdoor recreation spots in the United States, letting users easily plot their path of travel and tag visited locations and locales. As a trip unfolds, media such as photos, video, audio clips, and status updates to Facebook and Twitter can be shared through the Jeep app. You can also view and explore other users' journeys.
"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 of Jeep. "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."
To sweeten the pot, the app is free and joins a growing line of Chrysler-sponsored iPhone programs. Visit jeeptripcast.com for more information.