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 Post subject: get a taxi app
PostPosted: Sat Jan 16, 2016 10:24 pm 
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how would a base get its own app?

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 Post subject: Re: get a taxi app
PostPosted: Sat Jan 16, 2016 11:41 pm 
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Talk to whoever provides your booing and dispatching system and they should be able to organised it for you.
The booking apps are all pretty standard but they will need to be tweaked with your company details, logos, colour schemes etc.
From then on, customers simply download the app from Google's Play Store providing you've done your side of things to promote it.

Hope that helps.


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 Post subject: Re: get a taxi app
PostPosted: Sun Jan 17, 2016 9:53 am 
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bill_datamaster wrote:
Talk to whoever provides your booing

We will have no booing on TDO thank you. :D :D

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 Post subject: Re: get a taxi app
PostPosted: Sun Jan 17, 2016 11:47 am 
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Sussex wrote:
bill_datamaster wrote:
Talk to whoever provides your booing

We will have no booing on TDO thank you. :D :D


Oh. K!

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 Post subject: Re: get a taxi app
PostPosted: Sun Jan 17, 2016 8:14 pm 
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Sussex wrote:
bill_datamaster wrote:
Talk to whoever provides your booing

We will have no booing on TDO thank you. :D :D



are we allowed to Hiss ?

More seriously though i get about 10 emails a week from companies urging me to get an app from them so i would imagine your base does as well

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 Post subject: Re: get a taxi app
PostPosted: Mon Jan 18, 2016 12:42 pm 
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And there in lies the problem with app only providers.
As the technology to do this gets easier, every programmer and their granny are jumping onto the bandwagon in their belief they can all become like Uber.
Just write an app, give it some catchy name then stick it on the internet then wait for the cash to roll in.

If there were only one or two doing this then it wouldn’t be too bad but with so many out there, whichever you choose, you’re only going to get a small piece of the cake.
You might argue that the cakes growing but as more and more apps are added, the slices get ever thinner.
For the Hackney driver not working with a local company this becomes a problem, as you can’t afford to use them all so you may as well just pay some radio rent.

Now if you compare that with a company using a booing ;) system with its own app, the whole of the local cake is available.
Anyone using the Internet for a taxi is likely to type in the town name so that companies’ details (and their app) will be there along with all the others.
The best thing is that the more random national apps that appear, the overall slice that they take locally remains essentially constant.

A tricky question with no good answer.

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 Post subject: Re: get a taxi app
PostPosted: Wed Jan 20, 2016 7:26 pm 
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bill_datamaster wrote:
And there in lies the problem with app only providers.
As the technology to do this gets easier, every programmer and their granny are jumping onto the bandwagon in their belief they can all become like Uber.
Just write an app, give it some catchy name then stick it on the internet then wait for the cash to roll in.

If there were only one or two doing this then it wouldn’t be too bad but with so many out there, whichever you choose, you’re only going to get a small piece of the cake.
You might argue that the cakes growing but as more and more apps are added, the slices get ever thinner.
For the Hackney driver not working with a local company this becomes a problem, as you can’t afford to use them all so you may as well just pay some radio rent.

Now if you compare that with a company using a booing ;) system with its own app, the whole of the local cake is available.
Anyone using the Internet for a taxi is likely to type in the town name so that companies’ details (and their app) will be there along with all the others.
The best thing is that the more random national apps that appear, the overall slice that they take locally remains essentially constant.

A tricky question with no good answer.

Bill :)



not an UBER...........

just a branded "A1 taxis" booking app, 1 base on the receiving end, little more than an email but looks good

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 Post subject: Re: get a taxi app
PostPosted: Fri Jan 22, 2016 9:54 pm 
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We have an app, branded to our own name. However, it has never been used effectively, to my knowledge.

We are so busy with phone calls that keep the fleet moving, the app just adds jobs to the queue that are already beginning to run a few minutes late.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 23, 2016 10:29 pm 
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Cordic is highly recommended :wink:

http://www.cordic.com/news/cordic-launc ... droid.html

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