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Flywheel - The Taxi App

By UpStart Mobile Inc

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Currently available in the San Francisco Bay Area, Seattle, Los Angeles, Oklahoma City, Daytona Beach, Orange County, and Modesto.

Get $5 off your first ride using code APPSTORE.

Flywheel is the easiest way to get a taxi cab with your iPhone. Request a ride, watch it come to you, get notified when it arrives, and pay automatically with your phone.

- Wired – "Flywheel…is a slick, seamless process for rider and driver"

- The Next Web – "all the features that users have come to love and expect…with a fresher interface”

- Here’s what our users are saying: “Simple.” “Reliable.” “Fast.” “Consistent.” “Awesome.”

The Flywheel advantage is simple:

Fast & Convenient
- Hail a ride with one tap from wherever you are
- Hundreds of drivers from multiple fleets ready for your request

- We handpick only licensed and insured professional drivers
- Track your driver’s approach on a live map

- Always pay the same fare, every hour of every day
- Never pay surge pricing

What's New in Version 5.1.2

Missed connections are for Craigslist! This update includes improvements to ensure your driver always gets the most accurate pickup location.

Remember, you can now earn credits when your friends start using Flywheel. Just go to Settings > Invite Friends.

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Customer Reviews

Great for getting a cab

Nice app and certainly a big step up from hailing cab or calling a dispatcher. I think the strong point of this app is the sheer number of taxis available.

Of course, the app still relies on taxi drivers. I still get the occasional unpleasant, rude driver. But the ability to choose the tip amount helps. Some other taxi apps don't let you do that. Also, rating the drivers after a ride is key. Although, I'd like to see the driver's rating. A plus with taxi drivers is that at least they're typically very knowledgable about the area and know how to get to your destination quickly.

Payment is quick and easy. Just hop out of the cab at the end of your trip and that's it! I get confirmation on my phone within seconds.

Awesome appand service- can't live without it

I have used this service repeatedly since I heard about it. In SF it works perfectly. No more waiting without knowing whether you will be able to get home on time. I haven't had any technical issues and have used it from the Mission to the Financial District to North Beach. Highly recommend it.


I have requested a cab several times through this app. Every single time I have requested a cab the GPS is off and I tried to contact the driver. Then I get sent to customer service who says there is no driver en route for me. Of course, customer service is absolutely of no help and says there is nothing they can do. One even transferred me to "technical support" and then says "oh it's the weekend, they don't work then." So essentially, the driver doesn't get a cab fare and I don't get picked up. Don't use this app or company. Stick to uber or lyft. Tried to give a start up a chance and they failed miserably.

Flywheel - The Taxi App
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  • Free
  • Category: Travel
  • Updated: May 19, 2014
  • Version: 5.1.2
  • Size: 18.4 MB
  • Language: English
  • Seller: UpStart Mobile Inc

Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.

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