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.
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.
- 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
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 for Android
Add pick-up and dropoff locations