An Post App puts the ‘i’ back into mail (Press release)

An Post iPhone app
An Post iPhone app

The Irish postal service, “An Post” have launched an iPhone app.  The application allows you to find your nearest Post Office, as well as tracking deliveries and a easy way to calculate postage fees. The iPhone app has already pushed it’s way to number two in the Irish app store, with all positive reviews so far!  Well done An Post! Free in the App Store. Press release after the break.

Press Release

An Post has put the ‘i’ back into mail with a newly launched App which brings post and post offices to your fingertips.

The An Post Mobile App lets users, track and trace that letter or parcel, find the nearest post office and calculate postage for everything from a postcard to a parcel all from their iPhone, iPad or iTouch.  The An Post app is free to download and lets users access An Post’s popular web services from their own device.

Among the services available on the new app are –

  • Track my Item showing the progress of any bar coded mail item from acceptance to delivery and its full tracking history along the way.
  • Nearest Post Office which locates the nearest post office to your current location. Track your progress as you move with GPS and built-in compass. Map your route with the built-in map app and switch your view to the newly available in Ireland, Google street view. Also get opening times and services available in your local Post Office.
  • Check Postal Rates provides an easy way to calculate the postage of any mail item.

To download the An Post Mobile App go to the App Store. The App will be updated on a regular basis with new services to be added in the future. Already the App is ranked as the number one free Utility app in the App store.

Customers Services Manager with An Post, Aidan Hughes says ‘’Our existing web based services are already well used by customers and it makes sense to make them truly mobile by developing this App. Customers want this type of easily accessible real time information from us’’.

The App was developed by An Post subsidiary Post Consult International (PCI) specialists in software solutions, database design, web development and systems integration.

John Ryan

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