UPS Mobile delivers the goods

by Ian Black

When UPS launched its web site there was much rejoicing. It's difficult to remember how we lived without the ability to track packages we've sent or those heading our way. Get ready to do your happy dance once more, because UPS Mobile brings this functionality to your Android.

The look and feel of UPS Mobile is similar to UPS.com. Tabs across the top let you go from Track, Ship, Locations and Quote to Feedback. Track lets you follow the real-time movements of packages you sent or will be receiving. If you log in with a valid UPS account (which you must first create at UPS.com), you can schedule a shipment in the Ship section. Locations will navigate you to UPS stores, boxes or UPS Customer Centers using your GPS location and Google Maps. Quote offers an estimate of shipping costs, based on the size and weight of your package. And, Feedback lets you tell UPS what's on your mind.

It's easy and convenient, and now you can obsess about your packages the way you already do about your mobile email and text messages. Anything missing? Yes, UPS.com offers the ability to pay bills, create address books, order supplies, and a bunch of other stuff. Do you need all those features on your phone? I don't think so. It probably would make the app too complicated and therefore unusable.

As is, UPS Mobile delivers the goods. And, no I couldn't resist the pun. If you use UPS, get this app.