In this era of much hyped “Green awareness campaigns” carpooling gets lots of attention and many of you would have tried to start one. If you are one among the lucky ones who lives in an apartment complex which is a popular destination for many other fellow employees, you may be able to find it easy to start a carpooling. For others it may be a herculean task to find somebody who is willing share your car and interests! There are some popular user groups where you can register and hunt for folks who are willing. For others Carticipate (www.carticipate.com) comes for your rescue.
Carticipate on the iPhone is the first ride sharing application on a location aware mobile platform and is available as a free download on Apple's App Store on iTunes. It is a location based mobile social network for ride sharing, ride combining, and carpooling, an activity which they refer to as 'carticipation.' You can coordinate driving plans by indicating where you are going, when, and post your ride. The site will match you up to local carticipants going your way. The new scheduler feature allows you to create and manage multiple trips where you define the "From" and "To" locations.
Screenshots of iPhone App
Carticipate comes with a list of pre-loaded default destinations which you can edit, delete, or add your own custom locations.