Get a Taxi Cab with an iPhone: 5 Taxi Apps1
Having to wait a long time to catch a cab is not fun. Unfortunately, sometimes you are forced to do just that. The good news is more cab drivers are now using apps and other tools to help them find passengers. That gives you the opportunity to get a cab with the right apps. Here are 5 iPhone apps you can use to catch a taxi cab fast:
ZabKab: makes get a taxi-cab a whole lot easier. Just use the “hail” button and drivers using the ZabKab Driver app will be able to find you.
Uber: this comes very handy if you need a private driver to come pick you up. Just set your location, send a request, and you are done. Payments are charged to the card you have on file.
SnagCab: another tool that helps you catch a taxi cab with one click. The drivers using the SnagFare app will be able to see you when you need a ride. The more drivers adopt the app, the better this app gets.
Call a Taxi: a universal application that makes getting a taxi cab on your iPhone as easy as making 2 taps.
Taxi Magic: another tool you can use to find a taxi cab based on your location. It lets you charge the ride to your credit card and track the arrival of your taxi. It is not available in every city but covers some major cities.
These apps have a lot of potential. Many of them do need more drivers to adopt them to succeed though. Unfortunately some cities are not friendly towards these apps. But the ideas here have potential.
What are your favorite taxi apps for iOS?
I'm really not a fan of TaxiMagic – I'm not being biased in anyway, I genuinely dislike its usability