Catching a taxi just got a whole lot easier.
Ever had that problem of getting stuck in the rain with no taxi in sight? How about trying to catch a taxi late at night and they all appear to be zooming past you engaged.
Sydney based startup Ingogo has decided to tackle this problem facing passengers and taxi drivers. New innovative web and mobile app that is changing the taxi booking eco system which has been monopolized for years based on an outdated booking system.
Using GPS technology, the ingogo mobile and online app allows direct interaction between the potential passenger and the nearest taxi driver. Potential passenger requests a taxi nearby and they can bid extra for a guaranteed pickup response. They also track and receives updates of the taxi's location and progress, upon completion of the trip passenger pays the taxi driver.
On the other hand, removes wasted hours and gas for taxi drivers searching for passengers.
Ingogo is about to shake up the taxi industry in Australia by placing control between passengers and taxi drivers.
Spotted By: David Wesson
Collaborative Consumption full force. JustShareIt is just what it says, just sharing it.
Founded on a touch of the envy principle and a fair bit more on the helping the environment one, JustShareIt has yet to hit alpha.
But their simple opening interface lends us to believe that JustShareIt want you to have what your neighbours have. Or at least access to their car, their motorbike, their SUV, or if it's that kind of neighbourhood, their boat.
Not a lot of content giving them away just yet, but their blog is a sweet mix of green conventions and personal testimonials. A GreenNet Conference visit sits amongst a housewife's tale of craving a convertible, or a tech nerd's eagerness to share his tech-pimped car.
Hot off the heels of our feature of Getaround, Techcrunch's star of the year, JustShareIt seem to drive a similar vein. But whilst Getaround stresses the practicality, by the hour metrics and car kits unlocked by iPhones. JustShareIt seem to take a more friendly stance, neighbour's the word and sharing for the greater good of your community the core.
Ever wanted to fly off in your own private jet, well Social Flights is addressing that dream for the everyday man and woman.
An online platform that connects individuals with similar flight plans or interests and builds private flights around those points.
You can either log in your travel details, which gets matched up to others thinking the same thing. Or meet the others out there who love sunbathing and organise a trip that way. These groups of people get pooled together and are able to book a private jet through Social Flights' partnered planes.
So though not exactly the stereotypical man on plane with personal air steward/ess Social Flights does lend an enabling hand to those sick of terminal hallways, immigration queues, missed meetings and the such.
Currently with a database mostly made of US residing individuals, the network counts people from over 30 US cities.
So if you're elsewhere, we'd love to suggest that you get on that database and get these private jets public. In use, and off the ground for all.