AAA iPhone App Saves Gas Money

Even if you can't make some extra commission on something, it's still worth suggesting to your clients— especially those looking to save as much as they can. Gasoline is approximately 55 cents higher per gallon than this time last year and, with that in mind, agents should tune in their clients to AAA's new, and free, iPhone application. The AAA TripTik Mobile iPhone App  provides gas station locations and pricing for the upcoming summer roadtrip in addition to directions and information on restaurants, hotels and attractions.

The AAA TripTik Mobile app is a GPS-based, mobile version of's TripTik Travel Planner, and similarly shows fuel prices and spots AAA Approved hotels and restaurants, attractions, AAA offices and other points of interest near a user's location. Hotel information includes AAA's Diamond Ratings based on professional in-person inspections and the option to call for reservations with the touch of a button.

As a full-feature on-the-go application, AAA TripTik Mobile provides maps and directions to get users to their destinations. The app can calculate and display the route to a selected AAA point of interest or to a user-entered address. It provides voice guidance for the next maneuver at the press of a button or by shaking the iPhone. The app requires uninterrupted Wi-Fi access for full functionality on iPod Touch devices. AAA TripTik Mobile uses the latest mapping data from the navigation market leader NAVTEQ.

AAA TripTik Mobile is the third free app offered by AAA, preceded by AAA Discounts and AAA Roadside. The AAA Discounts app, which has been downloaded more than 800,000 times, also uses GPS technology to acquire a user's location and displays nearby AAA Show Your Card & Save locations. With AAA Roadside, AAA members requiring emergency service can quickly send their location, vehicle description and specific breakdown details directly to AAA. The apps are available for download at the iTunes Store.



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