Postinfo is an application categorized under “Productivity” in the Google play store. This application is developed by the Centre for Excellence in Postal Technology. The content in the application is rated E for Everyone. The app is compatible with android version 4.2 and up and it was updated last on 15-March 2021. The latest build is 3.2.0 and the size of the application depends on the device in use. This application has no in-app purchase making it completely free to use. This application has more than 5,000,000 installs and has been reviewed by more than 82,000 users giving it a 3.9 rating in the Google play store. The app does not share data with third parties.
With the emergence of the computer in the 21st century, the methods of official communication have changed drastically. Emails have completely replaced letters and have become an inevitable part of life for the working class. Nowadays children also have email ids that they use for personal use like chatting with friends. It’s truly a remarkable innovation that has completely changed the way people communicate. The importance of old ways of communication like the post and manual mail delivery is still relevant to a level. Most of the official organizations still use traditional postage systems to communicate with the citizens. Until the time this trend changes traditional postage systems will retain their importance. This doesn’t mean that the internet has not helped the postage system in any way.
Postinfo is an app developed by the Centre for Excellence in Postal Technology which has helped normal citizens to keep track of and get valuable information about mail and postage. Users can actively track packages using this app, this used to be a major hassle when it came to traditional postal services but with this feature, users can easily see where their package has reached and when it will be delivered. Users can get information and the address of the nearest post offices using the app. By entering the first three characters of the name of the Post office or by entering the Pin code of the office the users can get a list of matching Post offices. By clicking again on the row the user gets the details like the Name of the Post office, Street address (location), and contact details of the Post office (where ever available) for the selected Post office.
The tracking facility is made available on this mobile app for the following types of mail items. Speed Post, Registered Letter, Insured Letter, Value Payable Letter, Insured Value Payable Letter, Registered Packets, Registered Periodicals, Registered Parcel, Insured Parcel, Value Payable Parcel , insured Value Payable Parcel, Business Parcel, Business Parcel COD, Express Parcel, Express Parcel COD, Electronic Money Order (e-MO). Users can also use the app as Postage Calculator, Insurance premium calculator and Interest calculator.