Cab4Me – Get a Taxi Anywhere

Price: $1.99    Score: 8/10    By Shaun Campbellcab4me - Get a Taxi. Anywhere.

Most people know their local cab numbers – but what do you do when you’re out of town? Cab4Me from Skycoders GmbH is a new iPhone app that makes finding a cab easy, no matter where you are. Cab4Me uses your current location (via GPS or cell triangulation) and retrieves relevant local cab company information from a database, so you can get the information you need while you’re on-the-go.

Using Cab4Me is surprisingly simple – the iPhone will detect your location and the app will automatically list both Cab4Me database results and web-results. Alternatively, you can search for cabs in a particular area or city using the “Search” pane. Cab companies in the Cab4Me database tend to be major & established companies, which is important, as safety and reliability are major concerns particularly when traveling. From the list of cab companies – you can tap on any listing for more information including:

  • Additional information
  • Services (e.g available 24/7, luggage space, baby seats, wheelchair access)
  • Payment methods (e.g Cash, VISA, Mastercard, Amex, Diners)
  • Available car types (e.g maxi-cabs, bus, limo)

Once you’ve found a cab company, you can give the company a call direct from the app and also add the company to a favorites list. There is also the option to rate the cab company – so whether your experience is positive or negative – you can let other users know.

The only two drawbacks that Cab4Me has are 1) The information provided on cab companies is often incomplete and 2) You must have an internet connection available to access the database. Quite often, especially when traveling, information regarding availability of certain services or payment methods is essential in choosing the right cab company – and you may not have access to this information at all if you don’t have data roaming available in other countries.

Bottom line: A very useful app for locating a cab that fits your requirements, no matter where you find yourself. Cab info can be stored offline, but requires an internet connection to access.

Cab4Me requires the iPhone OS 2.2 software update and is compatible with both the iPhone & iPod Touch.

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7 Responses to “Cab4Me – Get a Taxi Anywhere”

  1. Gero says:

    Interesting! Exactly what I was looking for before I found the cabchap app on the app store. CabChap is free, works in the US, Canada, UK, Australia and a few other countries and lists all the companies and drivers, without selection. Rating helps to weed out bad service. I like it.

  2. Alex says:

    Hi,

    nice, but there are already apps to order taxis directly per push;-)
    The Taxibutton for example. Sad that it is only available in Germany so far..

  3. Austin says:

    Thanks for this! I recently discovered the Ubercab app in SF which is a pretty rad towncar service that also doesn’t require cash or having to call.

  4. Frankie says:

    I use MyOwnTaxi app, which works anywhere in the world. I enter the taxi I am comfortable with or find one on Google. The app is GPS enabled so I do not have to know where I am at and I can also email my reservation so I do not have to wait on the phone. It allows me to store my locations so I don’t have to re-enter the address for the addresses I use frequently. It’s definitely a time-save neat little app.

  5. Mo Goldberg says:

    I downloaded a taxi App from the UK called MyTaxiRank it allows you to book a taxi via the app without having to make a phone call so it doesn’t cost you a any money the app is free also and has got better with every update. It’s a great concept my local company weren’t on it to start with so i told them about it and they joined easy as that. free taxi booking

    here is a link to it

    http://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/mytaxirank-free-simple-safe/id390916640?mt=8&ign-mpt=uo%3D4

  6. Dan Anos says:

    There is a port of this application on WebOs (Palm)

    It’s not free, but pretty cheap at 0.80p.

  7. Yeye says:

    I am using goCatch iPhone taxi app (http://writerjj.hubpages.com/hub/goCatch-a-Sydney-taxi-app)
    What is the main difference between the two? Is this also free?

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