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Tuesday, 21 June 2011

The All-in-One Insurance iPhone App

Since the introduction of the Apple iPhone in 2007, hundreds of thousands --if not millions-- of apps have been created. Some apps are incredibly useful: shake your iPhone with the Urbanspoon app and it will find a restaurant in your area and give you the price range, type of cuisine and proximity to you. Another app lets you edit video you shoot with the iPhone's onboard camera and allows you to add transitions, titles and additional audio tracks. Of course, there are also apps that make it easy to waste hours of your life. Anyone who has the Angry Birds app understands how quickly a few innocent games can turn into a serious obsession!

As the first independent broker to create an iPhone app, we wanted to develop something useful, versatile, and easy to use. We wanted to make an app that would allow you to keep track of your policy as well as help you through the claim process.

Access to policy
One of the features of our iPhone app allows policyholders to read and review their policies. If you're ever curious about whether you're covered for a particular risk, you can quickly peruse your policy to find out. And if you still aren't sure if you're covered, the app has the contact information of your Sharp insurance broker who will be happy to answer any questions you have.

Accident claim process 
The last thing you want to do after getting in an accident is whip out a camera and a piece of scrap paper and begin to document the event and gather witness information. Rather than scramble to jot it all down, the Sharp app uses the iPhone's built-in GPS to record exactly where the accident occurred and the phone's clock to record the time. Furthermore, handy forms let you input witness contact information and other situational information. You can also record evidence of the accident with the phone's onboard camera. In short, the app is an all-in-one device for the post-accident claim process. At a time when you're stressed and perhaps even traumatised, the app makes the process simple.

Services 
Finally, the app includes a directory of tow truck, taxi and mechanic services should you require them. If you find yourself in an accident and need a ride home, the app has a list of local taxi companies and their contact information. Should you need to tow your vehicle, the app will provide you with the phone number of the nearest towing company.

With all these features, it's easy to see why the Sharp Broker Services iPhone app is a useful addition to your phone. If you have a policy with Sharp, click here to download the app. If you do not currently have a policy with us, check out our free online quotes and see just how much we can save you on your insurance!

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