+ Saturday January 18th, 2020

Alongside other ride sharing services, Taxify has integrated with Google Maps to allow users to easily get an ETA, price estimate and request a Taxify ride all within Maps, for users on both Android and iOS.

Users will welcome this integration as an important step to streamlining access to ride-sharing services like Taxify; users can compare public transport, walking, catching an Uber as well as Taxify in available markets.

Australia is one of the launch markets for this integration and so users will be able to take advantage of Taxify integration from this morning.

To access the new integration, users can follow these steps:

  • Launch Google Maps on their smartphone and search for a destination
  • Users will need to tap ‘Directions’ and open the ride services tab next to the familiar car, public transit, walking and biking options.
  • The tab will display information about how close Taxify cars are as well as an estimated trip fare. Selecting Taxify as their method of transport and tapping on “Open app” will open up the Taxify app so users can finish booking the ride. Customers without the app on their device will be prompted to install Taxify first.

Dimitri Pivovarov, Taxify’s Product Manager had this to say about the new integration with Google Maps:

“Having Taxify be a part of the transit options on Google Maps will make it easier for users to decide on the best way to move around in Sydney and Melbourne, and we’re excited to roll out this feature in Australia. Riders will be able to quickly compare estimated arrival times as well as fares, which will ultimately help people save both time and money.”

If you don’t have Taxify installed and want to give it a try, you can grab the app today and try it in Google Maps.

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Chris Rowland   Managing Editor

Chris Rowland

Chris has been at the forefront of smartphone reporting in Australia since smartphones were a thing, and has used mobile phones since they came with giant lead-acid batteries that were "transportable" and were carried in a shoulder bag.

Today, Chris publishes one of Australia's most popular technology websites, Ausdroid. His interests include mobile (of course), as well as connected technology and how it can make all our lives easier.

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