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Taxify rides on Google maps to ease bookings

Tuesday October 2 2018

Shivachi Muleji.

Taxify manager for East Africa Shivachi Muleji. FILE PHOTO | NMG 

By IVY NYAYIEKA
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Estonian ride-hailing company Taxify will now enable customers to access the app and see price estimates upon searching for their destination all while on Google Maps.

Riders will search for their destination, tap directions, select the ride services tab next to the familiar car and walking options and then view information on how far the cabs are as well as an estimated fare.

The Taxify logo will now appear on Google Maps next to other ride sharing options such as Uber. Selecting Taxify will open the ride-sharing application or prompt users to install Taxify and then complete booking the ride.

“Having Taxify as part of the transit options on Google Maps makes it easy for riders, as it offers them comparisons between estimated arrival times, as well as fare options. This saves them time and money,” said Shivachi Muleji, Taxify General Manager East Africa in a statement on Tuesday.