Hailo’s app now allows you to pay for cabs you’ve got flagged on the road
Hailo reported simply final week it was pulling out of North America, the place it might not successfully compete towards its rivals. On this aspect of the pond, nevertheless, Hailo’s kicking off its third birthday celebrations with the announcement of extra constructive information. Firstly, the app-fueled cab-hailing service has simply launched in Leeds and Liverpool, which means it is now out there in 4 UK cities — Hailo began out in London a number of years in the past, earlier than taking a street journey to Manchester earlier this yr. Hailo’s Android and iOS app has been up to date, too, or fairly, utterly rebuilt. It does not look all that totally different, however has a barely cleaner, flatter interface. Debuted in Eire final month, a brand new function referred to as “Pay with Hailo” is now stay in London as properly. When you’ve all the time been capable of pay for Hailo-flagged cabs by way of the app, this new function allows you to do the identical with a taxi you’ve got hailed on the road (for a 50p surcharge), assuming that driver is registered with Hailo themselves. Beneath sure circumstances, iPhone customers will even be notified once they can use this technique of cost as they leap in a cab.
For companies, Hailo’s launched a brand new net portal referred to as “Hailo Hub,” which permits eating places and comparable institutions to ebook a number of jobs for his or her clients with totally different decide-up and drop-off factors. Passengers shall be stored updated on the standing of their cab by way of textual content messages, however there isn’t any option to pay fares centrally, so it is not likely ideally suited for the company market. As an alternative, these passengers might want to have some money useful. Or they might, in fact, use Pay with Hailo in the event that they’re taking a visit throughout London.
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