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Best taxi app for Android and iPhone

Post by henryx64 » Sat, 15 Sep 2012 10:21 am

I would like to ask what the best Singapore taxi apps for Android and iPhone respectively are. They could also be what you are currently using on your phone. I have an Android phone and I am currently using ComfortDelgro official app but I am not perfectly happy with it.

Any good recommendation will be much appreciated. Thanks !!

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Post by excessuk » Mon, 10 Dec 2012 1:39 am

Apologies if this reply is completely irrelevant. I'm not in Singapore yet so I can't comment on local apps, but Hailo is widely used here in London and it's pretty good, so maybe it's also available over there?

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Post by andrealeong4 » Thu, 13 Dec 2012 2:55 pm

Even i am not happy with my comfort del gro app, but i dont think we have a choice, i tried looking for other apps, din find many.

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Post by carteki » Sun, 16 Dec 2012 11:49 am

only Comfort Del Gro app for Comfort cabs and SMRT app for SMRT cabs. Not much choice there.

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Post by zzm9980 » Sun, 16 Dec 2012 1:35 pm

carteki wrote:only Comfort Del Gro app for Comfort cabs and SMRT app for SMRT cabs. Not much choice there.
And they both tend to fail (unable to connect/find taxi) at the exact same times. Rush hour and rain.

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Post by andrealeong4 » Mon, 17 Dec 2012 3:45 pm

zzm9980 wrote:
carteki wrote:only Comfort Del Gro app for Comfort cabs and SMRT app for SMRT cabs. Not much choice there.
And they both tend to fail (unable to connect/find taxi) at the exact same times. Rush hour and rain.
Couldnt agree more.

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Post by jfreeman » Fri, 21 Dec 2012 4:47 pm

Can someone please create a decent app!

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Post by andrealeong4 » Mon, 24 Dec 2012 2:59 pm

jfreeman wrote:Can someone please create a decent app!
haha bang on.
YES if only someone did.

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gothere.sg for Android

Post by accom » Fri, 11 Jan 2013 3:10 pm

This is slightly off topic ... hope you guys are cool with that. :)

gothere.sg for Android is available on google play now. The app allows you to get driving direction, bus guide and also Calculate the cost of your taxi ride.. of cuz also telling you best route to your destination. :)

That should be quite helpful if your driver isn't sure how to get to a place... and you can know how much it is roughly going to cost.

Do try it!

https://play.google.com/store/apps/deta ... ereandroid

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Re: gothere.sg for Android

Post by zzm9980 » Fri, 11 Jan 2013 3:16 pm

accom wrote:This is slightly off topic ... hope you guys are cool with that. :)

gothere.sg for Android is available on google play now. The app allows you to get driving direction, bus guide and also Calculate the cost of your taxi ride.. of cuz also telling you best route to your destination. :)

That should be quite helpful if your driver isn't sure how to get to a place... and you can know how much it is roughly going to cost.

Do try it!

https://play.google.com/store/apps/deta ... ereandroid
Thanks for the heads-up. People here will be happy with this for sure.

I assume you're the developer.. Just so you know, the "Developer's page" link is broken from Google Play right now. I get an error that www.bynode.com can't be resolved.

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Re: gothere.sg for Android

Post by Mi Amigo » Fri, 11 Jan 2013 3:21 pm

accom wrote:This is slightly off topic ... hope you guys are cool with that. :)

gothere.sg for Android is available on google play now. The app allows you to get driving direction, bus guide and also Calculate the cost of your taxi ride.. of cuz also telling you best route to your destination. :)

That should be quite helpful if your driver isn't sure how to get to a place... and you can know how much it is roughly going to cost.

Do try it!

https://play.google.com/store/apps/deta ... ereandroid
There are actully two gothere.sg apps in the Google Play Store - both of which are unofficial - the one you mentioned (are you Aaron Chan or affilliated with Bynode Apps by any chance?) and this one:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/deta ... wgothereSG

Both seem to have mixed reviews. I just installed both of them and the immediate thing I noticed is that the one I mentioned above doesn't ask for location permissions; hence it can't auto-populate the 'From' field in the search window. It does however have a 'Share' function so you can send the route via email, Whatsapp, etc. - the other app doesn't seem to have this feature.

The one accom mentioned has an irritating 'feature' of asking you to enable GPS every time you switch back to the app. Sometimes I will want GPS on; other times I won't (to save power) and a coarse location from wifi and cell data will be good enough. So the constant pestering about this is rather tedious.

Anyway, it'll be interesting to try out these two apps over the coming days.
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Post by Mi Amigo » Fri, 11 Jan 2013 4:00 pm

Perhaps one of the mods could split this gothere.sg discussion off into a separate thread?
Be careful what you wish for

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Re: gothere.sg for Android

Post by accom » Wed, 16 Jan 2013 10:55 am

Mi Amigo wrote:
accom wrote:This is slightly off topic ... hope you guys are cool with that. :)

gothere.sg for Android is available on google play now. The app allows you to get driving direction, bus guide and also Calculate the cost of your taxi ride.. of cuz also telling you best route to your destination. :)

That should be quite helpful if your driver isn't sure how to get to a place... and you can know how much it is roughly going to cost.

Do try it!

https://play.google.com/store/apps/deta ... ereandroid
There are actully two gothere.sg apps in the Google Play Store - both of which are unofficial - the one you mentioned (are you Aaron Chan or affilliated with Bynode Apps by any chance?) and this one:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/deta ... wgothereSG

Both seem to have mixed reviews. I just installed both of them and the immediate thing I noticed is that the one I mentioned above doesn't ask for location permissions; hence it can't auto-populate the 'From' field in the search window. It does however have a 'Share' function so you can send the route via email, Whatsapp, etc. - the other app doesn't seem to have this feature.

The one accom mentioned has an irritating 'feature' of asking you to enable GPS every time you switch back to the app. Sometimes I will want GPS on; other times I won't (to save power) and a coarse location from wifi and cell data will be good enough. So the constant pestering about this is rather tedious.

Anyway, it'll be interesting to try out these two apps over the coming days.
Hi Amigo,

Thanks for trying it out. Yup I am Aaron. Developed this app over the weekend because I am a regular user of gothere.sg and would like to have something that is close to iPhone's app look and feel, such as auto complete while entering address and get current location.

And thanks for your feedback, I will make some changes to the "enable GPS" dialog.

Cheers!

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Re: gothere.sg for Android

Post by nakatago » Wed, 16 Jan 2013 11:01 am

accom wrote:would like to have something that is close to iPhone's app look and feel, such as auto complete while entering address and get current location.
C'mon, man...Android has design guidelines: https://developer.android.com/guide/pra ... index.html

Please follow them. Using iOS design cues for an Android app makes it look out of place.


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Re: gothere.sg for Android

Post by accom » Fri, 18 Jan 2013 10:40 am

nakatago wrote:
accom wrote:would like to have something that is close to iPhone's app look and feel, such as auto complete while entering address and get current location.
C'mon, man...Android has design guidelines: https://developer.android.com/guide/pra ... index.html

Please follow them. Using iOS design cues for an Android app makes it look out of place.


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Hi Nakatago,

It is an android wrapper app to gothere iPhone web interface. They do not open up their API so there is no way for me to build a 100% native app.

It is a free to download application done over weekend by a hobbyist to help fellow android users, not sure where the hostility come from. Feel free to remove post or ban me if deem necessary, sorry for the huge inconvenience. =)

Cheers mate.

Aaron

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