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Progressive Launches Industry's First Android App for Car Insurance

Source: Business Wire

Posted on 22 Apr 2010

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Progressive car insurance now has an app for smart phones using the Google Android(TM) operating system. According to data from digital measurement company comScore, Inc., Android is the fastest growing smart phone platform on the market today.

"We've seen a 30 percent increase in visits to our mobile Web site by Android users over the past four months," said Matt Lehman, Progressive's Web experience director. "Our Android app is designed to simplify the mobile experience for this fast-growing group of customers."

Progressive, the first major U.S. car insurance group to introduce an Android app specifically for car insurance, also has an Apple iPhone app and a mobile Web site. The free Progressive app is available from the Marketplace on Android devices.

The company's goal is to make insurance easier and more convenient for a broad range of mobile users. With the free Android app, users can:

-- Get car insurance quotes and buy a policy

-- Make payments and update policy information

-- Get directions to a local independent insurance agent

-- Get directions to the closest service center, where customers receive Progressive's concierge level of claims service

-- Research crash test results and recall notices

-- Calculate and budget for monthly car loan payments

-- Compare the relative costs to insure different types of cars

-- Report and track claims

-- Watch the latest Progressive TV commercials