Smartphone app pulls ranks on taxi mayhem
Anyone whose jetted into Sydney recently might well tell you that leaving the airport can be more of an ordeal than getting there. Enormous lines for taxis have become an accepted part of getting away once you touch down, costing passengers up to an hour at peak times.
Many an envious glance is cast from the lengthy lines of ragged travelers to the other queue (line), a serene procession of regulars climbing into their pre-booked cabs. Now there’s an easy way to join that line. Premier Cabs has launched iCabSydney, a smartphone app that not only gets you around the city but also to and from the airport as well.
iCabSydney uses GPS tracking to record your location and send a cab. It’s simple to use, remembers past destinations for easy booking and even estimates fares.
The really smart feature for airline passengers though, is iCabAirport. Key in your flight number and baggage details, and the company will have the appropriate vehicle waiting for you right on time, whether you’re delayed or not. Access to live flight schedules allows Premier Cabs to monitor your progress and adjust your taxi’s arrival accordingly. With 20,000 downloads and counting, its fan base is growing.
Perhaps you should join the fan club instead of joining the queue.
Read more about the apps 16-year-old developer here:
Turramurra Wunderkind Chris Palmer Develops iCabSydney App