Monday, October 31, 2011

Hail a Cab in London with your Android or Apple Smartphone

Hailing a cab in London is never easy. You could be stranded on the side of the road for hours waiting for a cab. Three enterprising cabbies backed by the founder of Skype will be officially launching "Hailo" for Android and Apple tomorrow.

Smartphone users can call for nearby taxis with the tap of a button on their smartphone. So far 2,000 out of 23,000 cab drivers in London have joined Hailo. Passengers will be able to track via the GPS how far the cab is and also pay using credit or debit card right from their smartphone.

Hailo was born out of a meeting between taxi drivers Russell Hall, Gary Jackson and Terry Runham, and internet entrepreneurs Ron Zeghibe, Caspar Woolley and Jay Bregman in a café off London's Tottenham Court Road.

Hailo currently has a team of 20 engineers and hopes to sign up more cab drivers in the coming months.

Do you stay in London or visiting London anytime soon? Be sure to try out Hailo and give your feedback.


  1. This is mainly for the Iphone users barely some Android phones have sold in UK ...Go apple

  2. Haha... Well I am sure they did their due diligence and found enough Android phones in the market to spend time and resources in developing a app for it.