The 9 Most Useful Mobile Apps for the Road Page 2

June 30, 2010

American Journey 2.0: Socially Networked Road Trip with the Ford Fiesta

Runner-up: Jeep Grand Cherokee app for iPhone [iTunes link]
This app may not have quite as many bells and whistles as the one for the Volt, but by giving drivers the ability to carry the Grand Cherokee owner's manual on a mobile phone, Jeep has helped change the way we think about life on the go.

PROMOTION

Winner: Volkswagen Australia's "Marco Polo" campaign on Facebook
Volkswagen wanted to promote the Polo to young, hip influencers in Australia. Naturally, they thought of Facebook -- no big deal there. But adding tickets to cool events in major cities was a stroke of genius, and throwing in the "Marco...Polo" game kept the tone light and engaging. We eagerly await a similar campaign here in the States.

Runner-up: Chevy Baseball app for iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch [iTunes link]
Call 'em Chevrolet, Chevy, or Those Guys Who Make the Corvette: no matter which team you bat for, the Chevy Baseball app is a home run. Sure, the promotional area is a little wonky, but the baseball gameplay is really good -- and isn't that all that matters?

...And that's it for now. If you want a little more info about Social Media Day, here's Mashable's Pete Cashmore to tell you all about it:

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