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September 2014

Bigger, Better and On the Web – Introducing Web View

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We built Zubie always with the mobile experience in mind first and foremost. But it’s been clear from your feedback that many tasks and views would benefit from having a browser accessible interface. So we’re happy to announce our Web View which goes beyond being just a dashboard to allowing almost all capabilities available within the Zubie app –  a truly full-featured web-version of Zubie. And it’s available starting now to every Zubie user.

As you many have noticed, we have been gradually extending the Zubie experience and value beyond mobile most recently with our driving reports which deliver stats and summaries in your email on a regular basis. And there’s plenty more coming.  With our Web View, almost all of the Zubie features are now available in any browser, including on tablets. That includes the Live Map, car health details and trip metrics, and even even newer features such as the Motion Monitor. A larger screen makes real-time location tracking easier, especially for families and businesses with multiple cars, or for visual rendering of multiple trips across many days.

We want to make it easier for you to benefit from Zubie, regardless of the interface, and make it easier to seamlessly to move them. Features coming soon include clicking on scores or trip metrics within the email report to bring up the corresponding detail within the Web View. Clicking on a monthly metric for speeding will use the Web View to show all instances where you were speeding.  Or similarly using emailed trip reports to easily tag trips as Personal or Business. It’s all really about combining simple reports in your email with compelling interactive detail behind it.

How to access

It’s simple- access http://my.zubie.co and login using your normal Zubie username and password, or Facebook login.

What you can do

As we said earlier, almost all Zubie features are supported albeit visualized differently to take advantage of the larger screens and easier typing.

  • Browsing trips and metrics is much easier, and benefits from a large map that can show you numerous trips overlaid.
  • Your car’s engine and battery are easily identifiable and full details are also accessible.
  • Searching for a family member or car is as easy as typing into the search box.
  • Activating new cars is also possible with the Web View and a lot easier when you’re managing multiple Zubie Keys
  • Managing Places for geofencing alerts is also supported and again benefits from faster data entry when you’re adding multiple places at one time.

Limitations

  • We don’t currently support Groups or location sharing of family members by phone location.
  • We provide limited detail of driving scores but will be adding new capabilities shortly

Try it out and let us know what you think!  We would love your feedback and ideas on improving this. Join the conversation on our community site.

Connected car company Zubie signs deal with Progressive

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Zubie App Update

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Our latest enhancements are here, and the Zubie experience just got better. We’ve streamlined the app menu and navigation to give you a better Zubie experience. Read more:

New look and feel- The menu is reorganized to simplify what you’re looking for- the Live Map, Trip History, Driving Score and more. User Profile is now displayed as the first item in the Menu- simply click the gear icon to access your Settings and Alerts (formerly notifications.)ZUBIE APP

Multiple account support- Users with more than one account (consumer, business) can now easily switch between accounts from the main menu. Just login with the username and password you use for each account!

Multiple roles- You can now add users to the app without inviting them to download- such as a teen driver or senior parent that might not have a Smartphone or need access to Zubie.

Monthly report- Drivers will now receive a monthly recap of their total mileage, trips, hours on the road and much more to keep you in the driver’s seat. More coming soon!

Language support- Both Spanish and German are now supported. The app uses your phone’s language/country settings to switch language throughout the app. Trip metrics and mileage/distance settings use km or kmh when user’s locale is outside of the US. Herzlich Willkommen!

Account linking- Want to change the way you log in your account? Navigate to your profile (click the gear icon) to add an email or Facebook account so you can access Zubie however you please.

We’re rolling out some really exciting features in the coming months- so stay tuned and drive safe!

Download the latest versions for iPhone or Android.

Have ideas or suggestions? Share them with the zubie.comunity.

 

Happy Driving,

The Zubie Crew

Five reasons to check out your Monthly Driving report

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You probably noticed an email from Zubie about a month ago titled “Your July Driving Stats“.  If you did, we hope you found it useful.  If you did not see it, please check your spam folder and move it to your inbox so you can start to benefit from it.

With the second one coming in the next day or so (for August), we thought it might be a good time to explain what this report is all about and how you can benefit from it.

 

1.  Your life behind the wheel

We know you love cars and may even enjoy a nice long drive occasionally. But did you realize how much of your life is spent inside one?  Our Activity Summary gives you a sense for the number of miles and hours you spent driving, and also contrasts that with the average Zubie driver, who incidentally drove about 1K miles in July. Given that summer months are prime long-distance driving season, these miles were spent over a relatively smaller number of trips- 45 for the average driver. Over the next few weeks, we will be adding other metrics such as fuel costs so you are better informed about all aspects of your driving activity.

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2.  We’re not judging, but..

Summer driving can also be stressful, whether its on I-95, the I-4 or on the 101.   The Driving Score section breaks down how you did this month. This past month, we observed higher than normal instances of hard accelerations, braking and speeding across our users, but your performance is for you to judge. Go easy.

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3.  Is your car happy?

Maybe you got an engine or low battery alert and forgot all about it?  We know, it happens.  The Vehicle summary serves as a reminder of the health of your car(s). Green is good, red is bad. And don’t procrastinate – if you see something, do something. Use the Zubie app to get more details.

 

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4.  Great features you may have missed

As we add more and more cool features into the Zubie experience, it may be hard to keep up. We will keep you updated by profiling one or two particularly cool things about what Zubie can do, or how a particular feature can be used in real-world scenarios. In July, we covered the new Motion Monitor feature that lets you keep a really close eye on your car when you need to.

5.  New & interesting stuff

We’re just getting started. In future reports, along with the plain old stats, we will be providing more interesting comparisons to other kinds of drivers, and also better guidance on how to save money. You’ll also receive new tips for safer driving- customized just for you.

So keep an eye out for your August report. We hope you find these reports useful and interesting. And we’d love your feedback, so please send us a note or join the conversation on our community site.