CameraLends has been letting gear owners rent out their gear to peers when it's not in use since its inception three years ago. Until now, everything has been done through their website. The new CameraLends iPhone app, however, lets users manage the entire rental process from the ease and mobility of their iPhones. Making money on your gear when you're not using it is now easier than ever.
Current users can sign in right away once downloading the free app. But new users can easily set up an account with an email, zip code, and subsequent email verification. You'll have to set up a password through Safari (if you're on your iPhone) first, however, to use the app. The website isn't mobile-optimized, but that's why users will be grateful for the app, which runs perfectly once you get it going.
Thirty percent of CameraLends' business currently comes from mobile web interactions, 70 percent of which are on iOS. The CameraLends iOS app should only help further spur growth of the CameraLends community to add rental options in more areas as the company grows.
You have the power to set your own prices (as do those renting to you), so that will vary in your area. But prices are usually — and rightly so — lower than those in local rental shops around you.
CameraLends is available today for free on the App Store.