By Fullscreen, LLC
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As seen in the New York Times...
Taxi! is your tool for quickly finding great taxi service in the USA.
+ Find the most popular and most reliable taxi services services for your area. (determined automatically for your location)
+ Call a taxi with one simple tap on the screen.
+ Taxi! PRE-SCREENS all Taxi and Cab listings. Unlike other apps, we've actually spoken with each of the 800+ taxi companies in our database. Reliability was often determined by referrals from nearby hotels.
+ Taxi! gives you RATINGS and feedback collected from you and other Taxi! users - making the choice of who to call even easier.
+ Each taxi company listed picks up its customers 24/7.
+ Paper or plastic. Taxi! lists payment options for each taxi service.
+ CITY COMPATIBILITY: Taxi! works for the 260 US cities with populations over 100,000. Taxi! also lists NYC neighborhood car services.
NOTE: If you want to see a feature, are having trouble using our software, have a question, or complaint please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Complaints that are given via the Ratings system will be ignored.
-The Taxi! team
A qualification RE location
I'm holding judgment on this app for the time being. My opportunities to try it out have been too limited so far to give it a full and fair appraisal, but I do think I know why some reviewers pulled up results for the wrong location. After returning to ATL from a trip to DC, I tried Taxi! locally. It pulled up cabs in DC. Taxi! has no capacity to use locater functions within the program. It appears to use whatever your location was the last time you used Maps and located yourself. The work-around, open Maps and locate yourself, then open Taxi! and search for cabs. Should this be integrated into the app? Maybe, but can you integrate location services and still offer an app for free? Once your location is set, Taxi! does appear to offer reasonable if not comprehensive options. There's a small cab company in my neighborhood, for example, that it doesn't pull up. Do I think that, in most major US cities, I could use this to get a cab if I needed to call one--yeah.
Can only use for current location
This looks like a good application and I like the ease of contacting companies to request a taxi (select the company and then touch the phone number) and knowing they (probably) do or do not take cards. However, I was trying to plan ahead for a trip and I can't find any way to enter a location other than letting it use my current location! If I choose "don't allow", it just keeps spinning on "Finding Taxis Near You". I was hoping it would put up a requester to allow me to enter another location. It would also be nice if comments that contributed to the rating were displayed. I'd like to know what people were basing the decision on.
When I read reviews about aps that won't load I typically give the ap/developer the benefit of the doubt. I figure the phone just needs to be rebooted or something. So, despite the multiple complaints to that effect I downloaded it in anticipation of a family vacation to DC. Of course, the ap won't load. It just sticks on "searching". I live in a smaller market area, so I'm going to leave it on my phone until I get to DC to see what happens there. However, even if there are no listed cab companies in my city, I think the program should still load up and allow me to look elsewhere, which is exactly what I was hoping to do. I feel a little weird having such a strong opinion about a free ap, but really, if you're going to go to the trouble of developing it & putting it in the ap store, shouldn't it at least work?
- Category: Navigation
- Released: Aug 13, 2008
- Version: 1.0
- Size: 0.1 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Fullscreen, LLC
- © Copyright 2008 Matthew Pease
Compatibility: Requires iOS 2.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.