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#116711 7-May-2013 17:30
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Was in Melbourne couple months ago and discovered that you can use a taxi app to order taxis via that. either a pickup right now option or choose when you want to be picked up. it also kind of shows you where the closest taxi is.

Would be great if the Taxi companies in NZ introduce this, as a lot of people these days carry a smartphone and would be really handy too.

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  #813090 7-May-2013 17:43
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We have an app for our local company in Palmy here but it is fairly rubbish.

Has a 'one-touch' order a taxi button that uses GPS to tell them where you are. Problem is my place is on a corner and they stuff when I use the app. Never a problem when I just ring them.

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  #813109 7-May-2013 18:17
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Yea, I was at the Auckland start-up weekend and a group started to make exactly what you are talking about but they ran into legal and a whole range of other issues. They ended up scrapping the entire project.


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  #813111 7-May-2013 18:22
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dacraka: Yea, I was at the Auckland start-up weekend and a group started to make exactly what you are talking about but they ran into legal and a whole range of other issues. They ended up scrapping the entire project.
Something like this Uber gets thrown out of NYC or Temporary restraining order blocks Uber and others from New York City operations

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  #813173 7-May-2013 19:25
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Budget taxis has an iPhone app. I've used it once and it seems to work pretty well

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  #813210 7-May-2013 20:05
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Hutt and City taxis have had one for a couple of years now, but it's iOS only. Does a lot of things for bookings, far estimates etc and you also get GPS based notifications of how far away your taxi will be.
Most of the app is based around the MTdata dispatch system they have, so a lot of other taxi companies who use the same system (it's an Aussie system) all have a similar app.

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