Today, we're excited to launch Smartcar Connect Direct, a brand-new Connect Pro feature that speeds up the onboarding process and increases conversions in the Smartcar Connect flow.

What is Smartcar Connect?

For those who aren't familiar, Smartcar Connect allows your customers to link their vehicles to your application. It lets customers select their car brand, sign in with their username and password, and grant your application access to a list of permissions (e.g. access vehicle location, read odometer, and lock/unlock car doors). Once the Connect flow is complete, your application can start making API requests to your customer's vehicles.

Introducing our brand-new Pro features

Smartcar Connect Pro is a set of brand-new features that makes linking cars to an app even faster and easier. Starting today, our Pro plan customers will have access to the first of three features, which we'll launch over the course of the next few weeks.

First up: Connect Direct

The very first of our Pro features is Smartcar Connect Direct. It allows you to simplify the user experience, speed up onboarding, and increase conversions during Smartcar Connect. Here's how it works.

The usual Smartcar Connect flow (left) and Smartcar Connect Direct (right).

Usually, Smartcar Connect starts off by letting customers select their vehicle brand. However, you might already know the brand of the vehicle(s) that your customer is linking to your app. In those cases, Connect Direct lets customers skip the "Select your brand" step, taking them straight to the vehicle login screen.

With fewer clicks, fewers steps, and a shorter time to completion, Connect Direct makes the Smartcar Connect flow faster and easier, while increasing conversions by up to 20%.

Schedule a demo to learn more about Connect Direct, and stay tuned for updates about further Pro features!