TripCast - a new free iPhone app launched by Jeep

Posted on Monday, 12 July 2010 , 21:07:18 byAlina

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TripCast - a new free iPhone app launched by Jeep

The Jeep brand announced yesterday the launch of TripCast, an easy-to-use, free, iPhone app and Web site that offers users an easy way to track the progress of their trips, as well as the ability to share their experience with others in real time via through post photos, videos, audio clips and notes from the road.

The application allows family and friends to follow a traveler's trip in real time via the Web or an iPhone. The app also includes a "Points of Adventure" function which offers those looking for their next adventure Jeep-centric locations and points of interest with a database of more than 250,000 outdoor recreation spots in the United States, Jeep confirmed.

"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. He also added that this application fits perfectly to people with a sense of adventure who "enjoy getting out, having fun, and sharing that fun with friends."

Key features of the TripCast iOS app are listed as follows:

- Web and mobile interface
- Track your Path Enables the user to track their path in real time
- Share with Friends Determine what and how much of a trip to share via the Public, Invite and Private settings
- The Public setting shares information with everyone; Invite allows the user to invite friends to follow the trip and the Private setting allows only the user to view the information
- TripCast also notifies users when a friend is in the area and can coordinate a chat
- Post your Finds Photos, video, audio and text can be posted and shared with friends and all content can be viewed "on location" on a map in real-time
- Users can download Trip via Google Earth as well
- Points of Adventure a database of over 250,000 activity spots, including parks, bike paths, camping areas, ski resorts and more
- Users are free to create playlists and listen to music within the App
- Customizable Jeep avatars show up in-App
- Saves your trips for later access on the Web and iPhone

TripCast is free to consumers and is compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad and requires iOS 3.1.2 or later. Family and friends are able to follow traveler's trips and download the app via jeeptripcast.com.