Cabs- now an app away!

by tybmmjourno


When I stand in the rain, (in the muck!) waiting for a cab to come that has not been hired yet; all that runs through my head is that, I wish a cab was just a click away. Well, looks like that has been taken care of now. With the latest technologies and applications, life just seems to get easier. Now cabs, being an application away have just added on to it.

‘Olacabs’, an application for iPhone and Android users has recently been launched for booking cabs. The app provides facilities which are easy to use and not very complicated as well. The app consists of facilities, which are available 24 hours, to book a cab-with a confirmation and provides other essential details such as the name of the driver and the vehicle number, distance from the user’s location and also the estimated time to reach the location. The built in ‘GPS system’ and ‘location sharing’ helps the driver reach the location, without any time being wasted in looking for the place or asking for directions. It also shows the movement of the cab from its location to the location of the customer, on a map. Cab drivers cheating passengers can be a lesser possibility, thanks to the GPS system and maps. Another facility that may work in great advantage of the customer is that, if one is a registered customer, then he can maintain a credit balance with Olacabs and may use the service whenever needed without paying for the trip, at that moment.


According to Bhavik Aggarwal, co-founder and CEO of Olacabs, “With the expected proliferation of smartphones in India, it made good business sense for us to launch apps to help smartphone users easily access Olacabs. The launch of the iPhone app, and the earlier Android app, are an extension of our commitment of making cab booking easy and hassle-free for our customers.” So far they have managed to get around 5000 downloads, which is great!

As per many Android and iPhone users, when asked what they thought of the app, the response seemed to be unanimous; “travel made convenient!” The app is user friendly; one can have direct interface with the driver and is considered to be a great step to have a hassle-free travel. People who constantly need to travel in Mumbai and do not have vehicles, can benefit greatly with this service, especially while traveling at night. For pre-booking any other help one can call the customer care as well, a mail with all the details will be sent to you account.

With some or the other technology coming up almost every day, everything can be done with just with one click. This latest app is the solution to the problem that most taxi users face. Gone are the days when one would stand in the rain, getting drenched and waiting for minutes, just for one cab to arrive that would agree to go to the destination. The cab-app has made traveling easier. Now, one can sit at home or at the office and get a cab, schedule plans accordingly and not get stressed about traveling at night. Getting a cab never seemed this easy!

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