Car hire giants Avis have launched a brand new mobile app for Microsoft Windows 7 smartphones making them the first vehicle rental company to offer a mobile application via Windows.
The new app is available to download for free from the Windows Mobile Marketplace and will allow users to arrange their car hire while on the move. At present the service is available for car hire customers in the United States and Canada only, however if the app proves popular with rental clients, then it’s likely Avis will want to introduce the service to other markets around the world including Europe.
The use of mobile apps to reserve services from everything from hire cars to tables at restaurants is rising steadily month by month and so Avis hope to get a slice of the action through their new application.
Those who download the app onto their smartphone will have the opportunity to book a car hire service in any airport or downtown location serviced by Avis in the US and Canada. In addition to this, users can also modify their booking details, or even cancel their booking altogether via the mobile application.
The app also has the facility to save a user’s settings so any vehicle preferences, preferred collection points and so on can all be saved on the app making it easier and faster to make car hire reservations in the future.