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SERVICE: MyTaxi for Passengers goes Windows Phone 7 - more Countries and Cities to follow soon as well
Posted by Arne Hess - on Wednesday, 13.06.12 - 13:58:38 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News - Viewed 7828x
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MyTaxi, which was so far only available for Android and iOS, was recently also launched for Windows Phone 7. Never heard of myTaxi so far? Well, it's an app/service combination which directly connects passengers with the taxi drivers, without calling any taxi offices or brokers. Just one click and the next taxi is on it's way. With just a few clicks, users of myTaxi can send their request to all available taxi drivers in the immediate vicinity, which are part of the myTaxi network. MyTaxi pinpoints the passenger's current location and the request is sent to the nearest taxi. Further options, such as Payment via Card or Eco Taxi can be selected. While waiting, the passenger can eve track the taxi's arrival on the map.

The drivers details are displayed such as picture, name, rating, time of arrival and distance. After the journey, passengers can even rate their driver or "bookmark" for future calls. Furthermore, the app offers control over the costs thanks to the inbuilt journey calculator.

MyTaxi, which is a service of a German startup, is currently available in selected German (Berlin, Bonn, Dresden, Düsseldorf, Hamburg, Frankfurt, Köln, Leipzig, Munich, Mainz, Potsdam, Stuttgart, Sylt) and international (Wien, Zürich, Barcelona, Sydney) cities. Furthermore, myTaxi is currently in development in Augsburg, Braunschweig, Darmstadt, Dortmund, Dresden, Essen, Hannover, Heilbronn, Gera, Kaiserslautern, Karlsruhe, Kassel, Leverkusen, Lübeck, Mainz, Nuremberg, Offenbach, Salzburg, Wiesbaden, Würzburg with even more cities and countries to come.

As said, myTaxi for Passengers was so far available for Android and iOS only but now, it's also available for Windows Phone 7. While the app was completely adopted to Microsoft's Metro design, it's currently only available in German - unfortunately. The driver app for taxi drivers is still only available for Android and iOS.

Cheers ~ Arne

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Posted by Thomasz on 13.06.12 - 18:52:03

Good one, finally! A colleague used it recently on his iphone and I was a little bit jealous. Already installed it on my Lumia 800 and will test it tonight after the match against Holland if I'm totally drunken and not able to drive my car anymore! ;-) LOL

Posted by Arne Hess on 13.06.12 - 19:03:30

Good call! Don't drink and drive but use your smartphone instead! But keep in mind that the Lumia 800 is neither ruggedized nor water (or beer) resistant! ;-) Enjoy the match! :-)

Posted by Arne Hess on 14.06.12 - 12:17:00

Thomasz and everyone! MyTaxi just reminded me that they are hosting a photo competition on Facebook where you can win a Samsung Android smartphone. So if you wasn't too drunken but captured a photo, you might want to enter! ;-) Anyway, hope you find your way home! :-)

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