For people in the UK, using MoneySupermarket to compare the cost of car insurance is second nature, but in the past it has been necessary to head online from a laptop or desktop computer to get the job done.
You may have attempted to use its site from your smart phone or tablet but without touchscreen optimisation it is tough to complete the process of getting car-insurance quotes without encountering some frustration.
Thankfully, Money Supermarket is well aware of this and as a result it has launched its first ever car-insurance price-comparison application for a range of portable gadgets.
There are iterations of the app available for Android and iPhone, with iPad compatibility recently added in a much-needed update.
Perhaps the most important thing to emphasise about this comparison app is that it is the first-ever free app for the car-insurance market on smart phones.
The only way that using the service could cost you money is if you do not have an adequate monthly data allowance with your network provider.
Since you can use it over Wi-Fi networks, which are widely available at home or when you are out and about, comparing car insurance while on the move has never been easier.
There are big savings to be made by those who choose to use the app on their smart phone or tablet, with average customers saving around £374.93.
The process of creating an account when you first launch the app is painless and best of all is the fact that it is only necessary to carry this out once, as the app will save your information should you wish to compare prices again at a later date.
Each version of the app gives you control over the same comparison features, whether you have an Android phone or an iOS device such as an iPhone or iPad.
However, the interface has been modified to make sure that it is in keeping with whichever platform you happen to have, because consistency of look and feel is important to many users.
Because the quotes are tailored to your specific needs, you will be able to see just how much you are going to pay each month or year and you can even call insurance companies from within the app itself if you have a smart phone.
Quote retrieval can be performed from the app or via your PC, so you can get quotes while on the move and then consider them in more detail once you are settled in front of your computer.
The rising cost of car insurance does not necessarily mean that you need to pay more, particularly if you can compare different quotes from your portable device thanks to this new app.