Newspaper article China Post

This Made-in-Taiwan App Lets You Summon a Cab over Line or Facebook

Newspaper article China Post

This Made-in-Taiwan App Lets You Summon a Cab over Line or Facebook

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TAIPEI, Taiwan - Taiwan welcomed a new player in the ride-hailing game on Wednesday: TaxiGo, which lets you book a cab with a few taps on social media.

Developed in Taipei and formally launched yesterday, TaxiGo is a ride-hailing app that works on Facebook and Line, too, with help from a chatbot.

Users can "converse" with the app in Chinese, English or Japanese by typing in an address and ordering a cab, according to the developers TMS Group ([...]) and Leopard Mobile ([...]).

GPS tracking of the ride can be shared with family and friends for the rider's safety, developers said.

This year, the app was the only Taiwanese service provider to be nominated for Tokyo's Line Bot Awards, according to TaxiGo director Huang Pei-an ([...]).

TaxiGo had its soft launch in March and began formal operations on Wednesday in Northern Taiwan. …

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