Whisk - Ride Service
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Looking for your driver? If he's on the way just download Whisk, and we'll auto-magically synch up with your ride in progress for rides from any of the top corporate limo and black car services.
Whisk lets New Yorkers instantly find rides or schedule trips from your phone. For work rides, we'll automatically connect to your company's preferred providers. For personal rides, we'll eliminate the hassle of finding a taxi while maintaining comparable yellow cab prices.
No need to fumble with cash or cards. Your work rides are billed just as they are today. Your personal rides will be charged to a card securely saved via the app.
Relax and enjoy the best new way to get around or in-and-out of New York City!
What's New in Version 1.48.0
- Hello, corporate America - your work rides just got a lot snappier. Request a ride, and your corporate preferred vendor will Whisk you away to your destination.
- Still the only on-demand ride app that tracks your flights. Now airport pickups are even better!
I tried Whisk on my recent trip to NYC. I booked a reservation using the app, which was a breeze, because I don’t want to bother with waiting in line for taxis. My flight, however, arrived 30 minutes early. I thought I would need to wait for a while, but to my surprise, the moment I turn on my phone I received an email telling me that they are tracking my flight and the driver is already there waiting! How cool is that! Great job Whisk, and hopefully you can come to more cities soon!
Easy and affordable
This is a nice app. It's easy to use and uncluttered. I first used it late 2012, and it has really improved since then. There are way more cars in Manhattan, and the app looks great too. And the rides are still cheap.
I'd give it 5 stars if not for some missing things that are in other apps. There's no price estimate, and you don't know how long until driver gets there, only the distance.
Also one time I had a problem with a coupon, but their customer service helped me very quickly.
UPDATE on 3/20: It's improved further. I was in New York a couple of weeks ago, and they had tons of cars in Lower Manhattan and Midtown. They've added a time estimate to the app but still no price estimate. Still 4 stars for now!
UPDATE: Actually now it shows the ETA… yay!
UPDATE: There is some kind of reservations feature now. Used it for airport pickup at JFK.
I tried it 3 times and loved it. In all instances, the car came by in less than 5 minutes and it cost almost the same as a cab. The only thing I didn't like initially was that the pick-up address didn't show up correctly, but then the driver explained that they used the GPS location rather than the address.
Would recommend it