The direct-to-consumer insurer from Ohio has launched another car insurance app for smartphones, this one using the Google Android operating system, one of the fastest-growing smartphone platforms. Progressive Insurance announced the deal this week.

"We've seen a 30% increase in visits to our mobile Web site by Android users over the past four months," said Matt Lehman, Progressive's Web experience director. "Our Android app is designed to simplify the mobile experience for this fast-growing group of customers."

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