myTaxi

myTaxi introduced an innovative, map-based taxi ordering service.

45,000
taxis registered on the Maps-based app
10 million
users of the app
40 hours
development time to Maps implementation
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“The amount of time needed for implementation was absolutely limited and the best part was that none of our employees needed any special training. All of them already knew Google Maps from their personal lives.”

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Challenge

The Intelligent Apps company, founded in Hamburg in June 2009, provides an innovative taxi booking system, myTaxi. Right from the start, the company based myTaxi on Google Maps APIs. Since it was building the service from scratch, the team wanted a mapping service that would provide broad reach, an optimal API and future added value.

Solution

The myTaxi service includes a mobile device application that determines a user’s location transmits to the nearest available taxi driver. The system also informs users which taxi and driver will be picking them up, and exactly how much a designated trip should cost. The user can even watch the taxi approach on a virtual map. The myTaxi software’s automated booking process, direct contact with the taxi driver and independence from any central dispatch office is revolutionizing the German taxi market. The myTaxi system is currently available in Germany, Austria and Australia.

Benefícios

  • Gained access to live vehicle tracking and management data
  • myTaxi’s management team can monitor use by viewing a map overview of all taxis and current trips
  • The service, based on Google Maps works seamlessly and has not had any downtime
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APIs used

Millions of apps and sites use Google Maps APIs to benefit from a powerful mapping platform. Discover which set of APIs MyTaxi has used to create their mobile app:

 

Google Maps Android API

Mobile Android app for users and drivers

 

Google Places API para Android

Add pick-up and dropoff locations

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