GrabTaxi App is getting popular in the Philippines, with its automated taxi booking via smartphones, where you get to see right on the app’s map the nearby taxicabs, learn their drivers’ names, and even get an estimated fare before you book one.
The app aims to get you a safe, as well as an efficient travel on a taxi. After picking one of the cab, you get an immediate confirmation of your driver’s name, plate number, photo, phone number, and you get to watch it move towards you on the map. You can also share the ride with your loved ones or friends and have them track your route in real-time. And you get to rate your trip and place a comment on the driver via the app.
If you wonder how does it go about the Grab Taxi app on the driver’s end, then they also get to see you and others like you who happen to use the app and make use of the Drop-Off Locations. That’s when they get to bid on or decline your booking in real time, too. Take note though, that there is an additional Php70 service fee on your booking. As of now, they have at least six (6) partner fleets in Metro Manila that are listed on their site: the 24/7 Taxi, UBER, DJ CAB, EnviroCAB, GEJ and the RMQ.
For convenience, you can also bookmark your frequent locations or even repeat your taxi bookings found on your History List. You can quickly download the GrabTaxi App for free both on your iPhone or iOS devices from the Apple’s Apps Store and on your Android smartphones via Google Play Store.
GrabTaxi, also known as MyTeksi app, is actually a game-changer on public transportation mobility, not to mention that the founders were award winners in Harvard Business School’s 2011 Business Plan Contest and finalists in HBS’ Minimum Viable Product Funding Award by the Arthur Rock Center for Entrepreneurship. Their board of advisors include Andy Mills (former CEO of the Thomson Financial), Brent Hurley (a founding member and former Director of Finance and Operations of YouTube) and Steve Chen (co-founder of YouTube and founder of AVOS).