United States Postal Service goes mobile

USPS mobileSometime yesterday, the one and only United States Postal Service launched a mobile-friendly website – m.USPS.com – for any web-enabled mobile device. Hooray!

The new mobile site sports the USPS’ most “popular [online] functions” including Track & Confirm, Post Office locator, and everyone’s favorite application (according to the USPS itself), ZIP Code lookup.

So why go mobile, USPS? “Our new mobile capability makes USPS services even more convenient for our customers,” said Robert Bernstock, president, Mailing and Shipping Services. Oh right, convenience! Something that seems to be waning in real-world USPS Post Offices. Have you tried to send a package from a Post Office lately? My last few experiences were just plain awful. Long waits and very little convenience were involved.

But anyways, the fun doesn’t stop here, kids! The USPS “is also designing applications for ‘smartphones’ and other mobile devices like the Apple iPhone, BlackBerry and iPod Touch which take advantage of additional capabilities, such as GPS.” Now, if only we could track our actual mailman with an app…that’d be something.