Get your next Ride from your smartphone – Taxi Apps for India

Looking for Taxi apps get around a city in India? Don’t worry about hunting for a bus ride or haggling with the local autos, here are some Taxi apps which you can use to book a ride straight off your mobile phone. I’ve personally used these services,via their Taxi app, to get around Bangalore. There are some more out there, which I haven’t tried out, so I didn’t add them to this list just because I wasn’t sure of how the service levels were. If you do use any others do let me know by leaving a comment  so I can add them to this list.

Ola Cabs

Ola Cabs operates out of Mumbai,Delhi,Bangalore, Pune, Chennai and Goa currently. They’re one of the first taxi service in India which offered a mobile/web-based booking system which allows to see where the nearest taxi is and when you booked the taxi, where the taxi driver is currently. You can also book your taxi in advance, by setting a time when you’d like your ride to arrive.

Coupon Code: 90AMWM gets you Rs. 200 off your first Ola Ride

Ola, the #1 ride hailing app
Ola, the #1 ride hailing app
Developer: ola
Price: Free
‎Ola Cabs
‎Ola Cabs
Price: Free

Meru

Meru  started off as a call taxi service mainly catering to people looking for airport pickup and drop service. To keep up with the times, they’ve too have introduced a mobile app based booking system where you can look for Taxis for a ride immediately, or book one in advance. They operate out of Mumbai, Hyderabad, Delhi, Bangalore, Jaipur and Ahmedabad.

Uber

Uber an international Taxi service which recently brought their services to India. They currently operate out of Bangalore, Delhi, Hyderabad, Mumbai and Chennai. Their service is an on demand service, which means that you can only look for rides when you want it. You can’t pre-book a cab for a future time or date.   

Get Rs. 300 off your first Uber Ride using this promo code ubermpw or click here and sign up.

‎Uber
‎Uber
Price: Free

Taxi for Sure

Taxi for Sure operates out of Bangalore, Chennai and Delhi. Apart from booking a cab for a ride, you can also book a cab for half or full day package via their app. Most other services listed here do provide the same service but require you to visit their website or call them.

Easy Cabs

Easy Cabs also started off as a call taxi service, but have introduced their mobile app for bookings. They operate out of Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore and Hyderabad. One addition feature they provide is the ability to book rides and pay via points on your PayBack account. Payback is a loyalty card which is accepted in a variety of retails stores, websites and services.

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Situations App now gets a new Company and Symbian Belle Support

In the hey days of my Symbian usage, I used to use an app called Situations, which used to automate my phone’s profile based on various “Situations”, be it time based, location based or calendar based triggers. At that point of time used to be available on Nokia Beta Labs, and then dropped off the radar till this week. We received an email from the folks at Pastilli Labs, that they’re released a new version of the app on Nokia Store. Before we get to that, here’s some interesting facts.

According to their email two of the core members who had developed the original Nokia Situations app, have founded a new company, Pastilli Labs avoin yhtiö. Pastilli Labs as part of a spin-off negotiation with Nokia have released the  latest version of their app under the new company now.

Here are the new improvements to the Situations app:

  • UI is totally new and intuitive for easy definition of your situations
  • Location can be set using maps based UI
  • Time condition allows now multiple schedules with selection of weekdays
  • Improved calendar condition includes filters based on keyword, only alarmed events or only recurring events
  • Bluetooth and WiFi conditions are redesigned to be more reliable
  • Profile can be used in multiple situations and the use of Power Save mode and SMS reply are improved and more reliable

Pastilli Labs have also put up a page explaning how the new app works, and how to set up the various situations. You can check it out here. If you’re looking for the download link to the app, you can download Situation on Nokia Store.

You an follow Pastelli Labs on Facebook and Twitter for the latest updates on this app.

Download Link

Situation on Nokia Store

Getjar Gold gets ready for the Holidays

Sure, Google held a sale recently to celebrate 10 billion app downloads on the Android Market, but if you need more apps, there’s always Getjar Gold. Getjar Gold usually has a selection of premium apps that are available for free for your Android Device. Now, that list has been expanded to include a total of 100 apps.

The list is part of the new Getjar Gold December Catalogue, which you can access here. Scroll sideways, or just go by alphabet; it’s upto you. There’re a bunch of really nice games (I definitely recommend Samurai II: Vengeance) and productivity apps that are usually paid apps on the Android Market. AND, Getjar pays the developers for each download, so it’s a win-win scenario.

So head over to the Catalogue, or to Getjar Gold on your Mobile and download!

Source: Phandroid