A new mobile app that can help assure the safety of taxi passengers in the Philippines is now available in the country.
Mobile app Easy Taxi is now available after completing its pre-launch and having registered plenty of taxi drivers in the Philippines. Prior to this availability in the Philippines, Easy Taxi was introduced in Malaysia only a few weeks back.
The app is available for iOS, Android and Blackberry devices and can be downloaded for free. A taxi passenger can confirm the pick-up point and avail of a cab service by pressing a button. Confirmation of the name, photo and car model/plate of the taxi driver can be made available in seconds.
Easy Taxi said the app aims to connect taxi drivers and passengers worldwide in “the smoothest, easiest and safest way possible.”
Aside from being able to track the cab’s location as it approaches the pick-up point, the passenger can also save favourite addresses, check ride history and use features that are constantly being added.
The safety issue has been addressed since drivers are checked for compliance before participating in the Easy Taxi network.
Mario Berta, managing director, Easy Taxi, Southeast Asia, described the service extension of the app to Philippine market as “a logical step”, which is in response to the economic development and increased smartphone penetration.
“I am personally very bullish on the Philippines; its tech savvy population will make the Philippines one of our major markets in Asia,” Berta said.
Easy Taxi said it aims to be a regional app given the mobility of passengers in the region. “Having only one application in your phone for every country is really a game changer in the transportation industry,” the company said.
Founded in Brazil in 2011, Easy Taxi currently has more than 45,000 taxi drivers in its network spanning 41 cities across 14 countries. The company said it has nearly 1.5 million downloads.
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