Mobile taxi app launches across Ireland on iOS and Android devices

26 Jun 2012

A new smartphone app that allows Irish smartphone owners to book a taxi on their mobiles in any town or city in Ireland went live today. Click A Taxi has partnered with local taxi companies in Ireland and the UK and will roll out across Europe throughout the summer.

Click A Taxi is now available in Ireland, the UK, Denmark, Norway and Sweden, and by the end of the summer it will cover most of Western Europe, co-founder Nikolaj Køster said.

“We’ve done the hard work of selecting trusted partners that have been vetted for quality, safety and pricing,” he said.

When a smartphone user books a taxi via Click A Taxi, satellite navigation (GPS) locates the address and offers a simple ‘Book Now’ option.

The app automatically selects the nearest taxi partner and provides regular updates on the arrival time. Click A Taxi is a free app and doesn’t charge any fee for booked journeys. The customer pays only the regular taxi fare.

John Kennedy is a journalist who served as editor of Silicon Republic for 17 years