For the bicycle renting system of Deutsche Bahn subsidiary DB Rent we have developed an app for finding and renting bicycles in the neighbourhood. Soon it was evident: If this is a good idea for bicycles, it should also work for cars. So we developed the App for Flinkster, the car-sharing system
of Deutsche Bahn.

ONE APP
ACCESS TO HUNDRED CARS

The challenge: In addition to booking from home or via call centre, the steps of searching, booking and changing a car rental should also work conveniently on a smartphone. Many users do book spontaneously, so a reference to the current location was mandatory.

Thus a map became the central element of the Flinkster Carsharing App: Here users can see free cars and bicycles displayed around their location, they can select those in close proximity and book them via the app.

ONE APP
MANY SMART FEATURES

  • Search and booking in advance
  • Navigation to car/ bicycle
  • Push messages about charges and duration of journey
    straight after arrival
  • Display of recent invoices
  • Unlocking/ opening via app
  • Notification of vehicle damages

ONE APP
FOR ALL BRANDS

More services: We have also adapted the application for partners of the Flinkster Car-sharing network. And it can be adapted to other brands at a reasonable cost. To date, the background systems of car-sharing have been designed to fill websites with content. In a preliminary product, requirements for the use of mobile apps were developed and a new data interface was created.

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THAT WE CONTINUE TO DEVELOP

The (further) development process: Since the beginning of the project we have been steadily working on advancing and improving the apps. Groundwork is an agile development process, based on SCRUM. Our developers and the DB Rent product management DB Rent have formed a powerful and well-established team.

In addition to adapting the user interfaces to modern design paradigms, such as material or flat design, the apps are regularly updated with new features, such as the display of vehicle damage or a self-service area in which customers can change their personal data themselves.

HOW CAN WE SUPPORT YOU?

We are developing apps not only on our own initiative, but also with a lot of commitment on behalf of our customers. Please feel free to contact us if you need support - for example, during development of your mobile apps, web apps, or backends. We are looking forward to your call at
+49 221 27225945 or your e-mail to .

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