UPS has updated its iPhone app with two new features that make it easier to discover tracking numbers and follow shipments. The first, called scan-to-track, uses the iPhone's built-in camera to "capture the tracking information from a shipping label or UPS InfoNotice". The new auto-detect feature looks for a UPS tracking number on the iPhone's clipboard whenever the app is opened.
- Scan to Track: Use your smart phone’s barcode reader to scan package
tracking numbers to obtain updated information
- Tracking Number Automatic Population: the UPS app will automatically search
for tracking numbers saved on your smart phone and download them into the
UPS app for immediate tracking.
UPS Mobile is a free download from the App Store. [Direct Link]
Top Rated Comments
Gps for the driver, not the package.
It's new to the UPS app.
ups needs an app to gps map where my driver is with my expected package
They do have this on most of their trucks already, but yes, it's only for internal use. Their new scanners also record the GPS coordinates of where the package is dropped in case there is an issue down the road. As for flight tracking, it's very easy to match up the tracking entries with flights by going to Flight Aware, if you really have a burning desire to watch your package fly across the country (assuming it's Air). No way to track the truck trailers or trains if it's going by ground, at least from a consumer perspective.