Apr 21 AT 11:50 PM Guest Blogger 13 Comments

UPS Mobile: What can Brown do for Android?

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I have a nasty online shopping habit. It’s so easy to hop online and have everything you’ve ever wanted right at your fingertips. Of course, shopping online usually means you have to wait a few days as your item goes through the shipping process. As of this writing, I currently have 3 packages at some point in the shipping process, all through the worldwide leader in all things shipping: UPS.

Sure, Android has some fairly decent shipment tracking applications. But now, UPS just changed the way we will look at the entire shipping process on our Android devices with the release of their UPS mobile app. Currently in version 1.0.1, the UPS mobile app offers not only the ability to track any UPS shipment on your mobile device, but also allows shippers the opportunity to get shipping cost quotes. In addition, the UPS app offers the ability to purchase shipping directly through the app itself, provided you are a registered member of UPS and have a registered credit card on file. I do not have a card on file, nor do I think I have shipped a package since about 2005, but the ability to conveniently order shipping from my mobile device is certainly a nice feature to have.

Though the UPS app still feels like a beta app, it certainly offers a wealth of features for the low-low price of $0.00.

Pros

  • Convenient all-in-one solution
  • Ability to actually purchase shipping from your mobile device
  • Free!
  • Quick and easy access to shipments.

Cons

  • Only able to track UPS shipments
  • Still has a very beta feel. The UI isn’t refined enough.

Final Verdict

Anyone who either uses UPS for their shipments or is an online-shopaholic like me (most sites use UPS) should download this app. It’s free and offers several convenient features without having to go through the browser.

Note: This review was submitted by Anthony Domanico as part of our app review contest.

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