Article TEL AVIV TEL AVIV TEL AVIV TEL AVIV : the online service “Get Taxi” launched its app in Tel Aviv in April 2011, which allows anyone with a smartphone to order a cab without calling a taxi firm. The application finds the nearest cab and, if the driver is free, Get Taxi directs the cab to the customer, while the customer can track the approaching cab on a map on their phone. Customers can also order cabs through Get Taxi’s website.


When a customer orders a cab through Get Taxi he is told the name of the driver and other vehicle information. They can rank drivers, view previous ride details and earn points toward free rides and other benefits. The system operates on iPhone, Android and Blackberry platforms.