New App For Chargebar Users
- Helps find chargebar outlets
- Free to charge at venues
- Hope to have over 10,000 places by 2014
Service provider Chargebar has today released a free iPhone app allowing consumers to locate the nearest venue to recharge their phone or tablet battery.
The Chargebar app finds one of 70 venues housing the service in Sydney’s CBD and surrounding suburbs, as well as Sydney Ferries on the Manly route.
Each chargebar has 8 to 12 charging cables and caters for 96 percent of smartphone handsets currently on the market with a lightning fast charge. Users simply find the correct charging cables and plug in for as long as they like.
The iPhone app features addresses and opening hours of each location. Users can also propose where they would like to see more free-to-use charging stations by hitting the Suggest a Venue’ button.
Chargebar believes strong adoption of the app will prove to other venues how much the service is demanded by tech hungry consumers, and that chargebars will increase over the counter sales.
Chargebar is currently in discussions with large national hospitality and retail chains and expects to boost its network by 500 to 1,000 venues across Australia in the next six months, with the ultimate goal of 10,000 by 2014. The company aims one day sees the service being as ubiquitous as free wifi.