Rejoice Singaporeans – No more groaning over the lack of cabs!

LTA launched a new app called [email protected], designed to be a win-win situation for both taxi drivers and commuters. Unlike third-party cab apps like Grab Taxi and Uber, taxi drivers do not have to sign up for this app.

To delve  deeper into this phenomenal new app, we did a comparison of LTA’s [email protected] against other third-party taxi apps and concluded that LTA’s app wins hands down.

Here are 5 reasons why we think [email protected] is the best taxi app around:

1. You don’t have to feel frustrated about the lack of cabs

While Uber is always running low on cabs, [email protected] automatically reflects information about all 28,000 taxis registered in Singapore. This allows commuters to track available taxis near them. Taxi drivers can also see where their potential customers are, once customers switch on their locations.

2. You don’t have to pay a booking fee

Booking fees incurred for every taxi booking with SMRT Book a Taxi app:

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For the [email protected] app, you don’t even have to pay a dime for booking! More on this revolutionary business model later.

3. You don’t have to face anymore cases of mistaken identity

With apps like Grab Taxi, taxi drivers are unable to identify their potential customer who made the booking. Things are about to change with [email protected] – Locate yourself simply by pressing on the taxi icon found at the top right corner of the app. Confirm your location and wait for the human icon to pop up and then lift your left hand high in the sky as directed in the picture. Voila! Taxi drivers are now able to track you.

They take facial recognition technology to another level with body recognition!

4. You don’t have to worry about taxi drivers bailing on you

A user’s account of Uber:

Depending on the time, it can be hard to find an Uber driver. The first few times we tried, we simply couldn’t get a driver to pick us up. In fact, the first time we managed to snag one, our driver cancelled out on us; leaving us stranded in the rain.

5. You don’t have to go through the trouble of cancelling a booking

Yes, you don’t. And the reasons for all these amazing features is this:

You cannot make a taxi booking with it.

Yes, you read that right. It is a taxi app that does not allow you to book taxis. You can see taxis on the screen though, so A+ there for capturing the “I need to see which taxis are around me so I can not book them” market.

Itching to try out this cool app? Download it for free from the iTunes App Store and Google Play Store now!


 Featured image via Apple appstore
With reference to The Straits Times, Lifestyle Asia
Images via SMRT, Tech In Asia, [email protected] app