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Geico Expands Glove Box App to Android, iPad

The iPad version is redesigned to take advantage of the tablet's larger screen.

Washington, D.C-based car insurance company Geico has brought its GloveBox mobile application to Android phones and Apple's iPad tablet computer. It had previously only been available for Apple's iPhone.

In its basic form, for smartphones, GloveBox allows policyholders to view account information, pay their bills, access ID cards, record accident information, reach Geico by phone and view videos of the company's gecko mascot. The iPad version leverages the device's larger screen by incorporating a split-screen display and auto "how-tos" with images.

“Instead of simply shrinking our existing website, we reinvented the interaction with our latest applications,” Steve Smith, assistant vice president of GEICO’s Internet business unit, says in a statement.

Nathan Golia is senior editor of Insurance & Technology. He joined the publication in 2010 as associate editor and covers all aspects of the nexus between insurance and information technology, including mobility, distribution, core systems, customer interaction, and risk ... View Full Bio

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