By Hailo Network Ltd.
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Hailo is London and Dublin’s biggest taxi app – and now it’s available all over Ireland too.
Now taxis come to you. No more standing in the rain, arm flailing.
With a tap of your iPhone, Hailo a licensed taxi from your home, office or restaurant and watch it arrive in real time.
Cash or card payment is effortless and receipts are emailed instantly.
What's New in Version 3.11
• We found some bugs, we fixed lots of them.
• We’re trying some new features that some of you may notice. Let us know what you think by using the “Send Feedback” button.
• Did you know?: Hailo app developers play ping-pong and chess between bug-fixing sessions. Makes the fixing more fun.
The app to end all apps.
Having booked about 400 cabs with Hailo since November 2011 (my legs got crushed by a car, hence the need for taxis), I am a very satisfied customer. The service has noticeably improved in terms of the speed and reliability of getting cabs—I believe that there are now over 14,000 drivers. The area covered seems to have improved as well.
Two little useful additions might be a universal app (designed for iPad—handy for maps) and an advance booking system.
Apart from the slick, easy to use nature of the app, which I like to think Steve Jobs would have approved of, I particularly appreciate the automatic emailing of receipts—very handy for expenses.
My limited experience of booking minicabs was that they were either more expensive (booking charges) for central London or didn't turn up. Just the meter fare (+ optional tip) for Hailo.
The attention to detail in this app is awesome: little things, like the up to five minute’s waiting time before starting the meter, to behind-the-scenes things such as the clever algorithms which determine where the demand for cabs is.
Tip for the disabled/hard of walking: the passenger side drop-seat swings out—ask the driver to release the seat—which makes it easier to get in. Not on some older models or the six-seaters.
Still has £10 MINIMUM FARE
£10 minimum fare except during working hours. So in effect it is £10 minimum fare all the time as who pays for cabs out of their own pocket 9 to 5 weekdays?
Hailo still ripping everyone off. I Radio taxis app gets you a black cab with no minimum fare. Uber will get you one a lot cheaper than Hailo too.
Steer clear of this app. Plenty of better alternatives now.
First time user
Downloaded the app, had the girlfriends parents with me and it did what it said on the tin - perfect!
- Category: Travel
- Updated: 14 April 2014
- Version: 3.11
- Size: 6.8 MB
- Languages: English, Basque, Catalan, French, Galician, Japanese, Spanish
- Developer: Hailo Network Ltd.
- © Hailo Network Holdings Ltd.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.