SAN FRANCISCO, April 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Esurance, the direct-to-consumer personal car insurance company, today announced the availability of a free mobile app for customers using smartphones and tablet devices that run Google's Android™ operating system (OS).
Nearly 50 percent of consumers who access the Esurance website using a mobile device do so through an Android device. This figure exceeds the most recent market share data from comScore, which shows that Android has become the top smartphone platform in the United States, with 33 percent of the overall market.
Esurance Mobile for Android is loaded with consumer-friendly features designed to make the car insurance process easier to manage. Consumers using Android devices with OS 2.1 or 2.2 can:
Consumers using Esurance Mobile for Android will also have access to RepairView™, Esurance's innovative online repair monitoring feature. With RepairView they can see photos of their vehicles during the repair process, share these photos with friends and family, and contact their repair shop directly. For more information on RepairView, visit http://www.esurance.com/repairview.
"Offering an app for Android users enables us to simplify the car insurance process for millions of consumers who use Android devices," said Esurance Chief Information Officer Phil Swift. "We want to provide new capabilities and outstanding service for our customers wherever they are, and our easy-to-use app gives consumers more choices in how they interact with their car insurance company."
In addition to the Android app, Esurance also offers free apps for customers using iPhone® and Windows® Phone 7 smartphones. For more information about Esurance Mobile or to access and download the apps, visit http://www.esurance.com/mobile-app
For more information on Esurance Mobile for Android or other Esurance mobile offerings, please contact Danny Miller at 415-875-4579.
Android is a trademark of Google, Inc. and use of this trademark is subject to Google Permissions.
iPhone is a registered trademark of Apple, Inc. registered in the U.S. and other countries.
Windows is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the U.S. and other countries.
Esurance, a subsidiary of White Mountains Insurance Group, Ltd. (NYSE: WTM), provides personal car insurance direct to consumers online and through select agents, including sister company, Answer Financial. Esurance is dedicated to constantly improving the way people shop for, buy, and manage their car insurance. By combining the best of technology with industry know-how, Esurance is able to offer hassle-free coverage with 24/7 customer service and claims handling at competitive prices.
Through Esurance's website, http://www.esurance.com, customers can get instant car insurance quotes, view comparison quotes, buy an Esurance policy, and print their insurance cards -- all in minutes. Esurance also offers policyholders the ability to make policy changes and file claims instantly online, demonstrating its commitment to improving the entire insurance process from quote to claim.
Answer Financial, also a subsidiary of White Mountains, is one of the largest independent personal lines insurance agencies in the country. Answer Financial offers comparison quotes and provides auto and property insurance from more than a dozen top-rated insurance companies through its website, http://www.answerfinancial.com, and over the phone.