Yellow Cab Austin, the city’s premier taxi service, announced the release of its HAIL A CAB™ app version 3.0, which includes the first ever mobile payment system for Austin taxis. Since the original launch in July 2012, the app has been downloaded more than 400,000 times, and taxi wait times have decreased by 27 percent.
With the release of the updated version, payment is now just a tap away, making the process more convenient than ever. In addition, the application will allow users to rate their experiences with Yellow Cab Austin.
“We’re always looking for ways to improve the customer experience, and the HAIL A CAB app is a core driver of that mission,” said Ed Kargbo, President of Yellow Cab Austin. “Allowing for mobile payments and encouraging direct feedback will help us continue to provide a safe and efficient way for Austinites and visitors to travel around our city.”
In September, Yellow Cab Austin received a Greater Austin Business Award in the Austin Energy Innovative Practices category for its successes and contributions to the community. Hosted by the Austin Chamber of Commerce, the awards recognize businesses that lead Central Texas towards a future of innovation and social corporate responsibility.
“Innovation is critical as our region rapidly grows and becomes a global leader,” said Lew Little, Jr., Chairman of the Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce. “Through its implementation of the HAIL A CAB app, Yellow Cab Austin has helped lead that charge. The Austin Chamber thanks Yellow Cab Austin for their continued commitment to the needs of our community and working to serve Central Texas.”
For more information, and to download the HAIL A CAB™ app, visit http://hailacabapp.com/.