14

TaxiCOP, a real-time taxi fare calculator for your Windows Phone

TaxiCOP

Have you ever questioned a taxi fare? Wonder if the cabbie took the most effecient route? TaxiCOP is a Windows Phone app that may help ease your concerns or tell you it's time to switch cab services.

TaxiCOP will monitor your route, time, and mileage to make sure what you pay is accurate. While cab services are rather scarce in my neck of the woods, I can see it coming in handy while traveling or if cab services are part of your day to day routine.

When you first launch TaxiCOP you will go through the set-up screen where you give the app authorization to use your location services, choose the distance units and set the pricing (distance and time) and choose the currency. TaxiCOP supports a very healthy list of world wide currencies ranging from Afghani to Zimbabwe dollars.

From there, user interface is rather simple. Tap the "Start" button on the main page of TaxiCOP as your cab ride begins. Your distance, duration and fare is displayed as you travel. When you get to your destination, press and hold the "Stop" button. I like the press and hold requirement because it prevents accidental taps from stopping the fare tracking.

TaxiCOP

Your trip history is logged to the app's Recent Page where you can map out the route taken and compare it with Bing's route recommendation. It will show if your cab ride took you off the beaten path instead of taking the less costly, more efficient path.

In just taking TaxiCOP out for a test drive, the distance calculations were spot on. I would have liked to have seen a way to log your cab history so you can track expenses, distances, and other variables collectively. The Recent Page is nice but you can only look at things trip by trip.

All totaled, TaxiCOP is an attractive option for those wanting to keep track of cab rides and make sure what you're paying is accurate.

There is a trial version available for TaxiCOP with the full version running $.99. It is compatible with both Windows Phone 8 and 7.x devices and you can find TaxiCOP here in the Windows Phone Store.

QR: TaxiCOP

5
loading...
32
loading...
26
loading...
0
loading...

Comments

There are 14 comments. Sign in to comment

Planblover08 says:

Yay no more free rides to the club for friends. College student budget.

Acbuono5 says:

Haha good thinking. Lets see how long it takes before anyone will want to ride with you.

qhendricks says:

Nice - usin the 8XT for that picture. 
I don't travel by taxi often, but this would be handy for when I was visiting bigger cities.

pankaj981 says:

That looks more like an 8s

ttsoldier says:

Really? Who cares ?

kittananj says:

I think that it is a HTC 8XT.

isnoozu says:

Would've been nice when I was in NYC where I definitely ripped off by a driver...round-a-bout route and didn't give back any change. How would enforce any picked up divergences? People's tempers are very scary these days...

This app would be a great way to let you know that you've been ripped off and there's nothing you could've done about it
:)

prashant45 says:

When nokia will release a tablet. And when we will see windows tablets in Indian markets.

Right around the time you stop asking off topic questions.

andrew1967 says:

L0L,,, good comeback Daniel

Rishicash says:

Speaking of India, I wonder if this will this work for auto rickshaws???  Doh!

silverbladex says:

Im going to NY in January. This will be perfect for my trip.