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taxi booking app for Android

Posted: Mon, 05 Oct 2015 11:26 am
by x9200
Is there any application that can be used for the local taxi booking and the only access it may need is my location?

I am blessed. I don't need to use local cabs too often, but sometimes I have to. I had this comfort app in my Android phone and with a typical logic for this sort of application and only after I keyed in all the details for booking a cab it informed me I needed to get another app. Comfort Delgrado or something. In the process of getting it I learnt that it needed to have access to practically everything including my media files, phone, application (all) history, contact list etc. etc. Surely I will give it all to a local company.

Re: taxi booking app for Android

Posted: Wed, 07 Oct 2015 4:51 pm
by briannabanks
Might you try grabtaxi? Honestly never tried such apps, so can't really offer much advice.

Re: taxi booking app for Android

Posted: Wed, 07 Oct 2015 5:09 pm
by the lynx
x9200 wrote:Is there any application that can be used for the local taxi booking and the only access it may need is my location?

I am blessed. I don't need to use local cabs too often, but sometimes I have to. I had this comfort app in my Android phone and with a typical logic for this sort of application and only after I keyed in all the details for booking a cab it informed me I needed to get another app. Comfort Delgrado or something. In the process of getting it I learnt that it needed to have access to practically everything including my media files, phone, application (all) history, contact list etc. etc. Surely I will give it all to a local company.
Based on what I can see from Comfort, Uber, Hailo, Easy Taxi and Grab Taxi:

1. Only Uber will access your contact list.
2. Uber, Comfort Delgro and Easy Taxi will access/use your phone call and SMS system.
3. Only Hailo will access/use your camera app and Bluetooth system.

Having said that all five apps can access/modify your SD card/memory, full mobile data/wifi access (duh), control vibration/sleep mode, GPS info (duh) and read your device state/identity. So can't really get away with that.

Conclusion, Grab Taxi is the least invasive.

Re: taxi booking app for Android

Posted: Wed, 07 Oct 2015 5:21 pm
by x9200
As far as I could see grabtaxi is only short of asking to access my phone. The rest of the sh*t is still there. Why people agree and want to use such invasive applications?