Newspaper article Gympie Times, The Qld.

All Hail New App; Customers Can Watch a Cab on Their iPhones

Newspaper article Gympie Times, The Qld.

All Hail New App; Customers Can Watch a Cab on Their iPhones

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Craig Warhurst

editor@gympietimes.com

IF YOU have ever ordered a taxi and wondered how far away it was then this app is for you.

Gympie Cabs has introduced a new taxi booking app called Smart Hail for people with iPhones.

Gympie Cabs managing director Jackie Fallon said at present the app was only available for iPhones but an Android version was on its way.

She said the app worked by using your GPS location to book the cab.

aA simply press of the button and your booking is placed directly into our fleets booking system,a Ms Fallon said.

aA booking number is generated and sent back to you in a matter of seconds.

aAs soon as a taxi becomes available, the driver is sent the booking and once accepted by the driver a map appears and you can then see exactly where your cab is located.

aYou can actually track the taxi and watch it travelling toward you so you know how long it will be before your cab arrives. …

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