TaxiLater — How Does It Work?
If you thought Uber was a convenient taxi alternative, then things are about to get even simpler.
With TaxiLater, a new and highly effective app, you can schedule an Uber pick-up for a specific time and location. Basically, this app allows you to plan ahead, ensuring that you’ll have a ride when you need one (the service is very similar to Uber new feature called Scheduled Rides).
If you’re interested in trying it out, here’s what you’ll need to do:
Download TaxiLater for Added Convenience
Uber provides passengers with transportation at all hours of the day and night, but what if you wanted to take your experience one step further?
What if, you didn’t need to wait for a ride because you already knew it was coming? Basically, TaxiLater syncs information so that you can order an Uber for whatever time you please.
All you need to do is download the TaxiLater App and you’ll be ready-to-go. This app features Uber’s integration, utilizing their API (i.e., application program interface). In other words, the TaxiLater App is 100% compatible with Uber.
Created by a student at Harvard, TaxiLater has taken all the right steps to ensure compatibility within Uber’s API guidelines. It’s not a for-profit app — it’s simply a free & convenient means of scheduling Uber rides.
So, how do I use Taxi Later?
When opening the app, you will agree that TaxiLater is able to use your profile information and that they’re able to request a ride for the user. Next, users simply add their pick-up and drop-off location.
Once locations are set, riders select a pick-up time.
Make sure to select a time in which you’ll want the Uber to arrive (as well as your starting location). Once you do so, algorithms will adjust, based on the most optimal time. With location and time out of the way, there’s just one more major step — selecting the type of car.
From UberX to Uber Black, passengers have a number of vehicle options based on personal preference or rider requirements. Within the TaxiLater App itself, users will be able to manage and even cancel scheduled rides if necessary.
Besides the standard Uber rate, there’s no cost in order to use this app — so if you’re a regular Uber rider, you may find it particularly useful.
Things to Remember when using TaxiLater or Uber Scheduled Rides
Since you can schedule rides days in advance, be sure you’re keeping track. If you’re late, not only will it be impolite to make your driver wait, but you could be charged extra time (generally if the wait time exceeds two minutes). Whether you’re getting picked up to go to work or the airport, this is a great app to have.
In many cases, for individuals who aren’t really aware of Uber’s pricing, TaxiLater will double-check that you’re willing to pay a higher rate. For example, surge pricing is something that not all passengers are aware of, costing them more than they initially expected.
One key tip is to ENABLE PUSH NOTFICATIONS. In some cases, users think the app is not working, however, but there’s nothing wrong with the design. If you do not enable notifications, the TaxiLater App will not perform to the best of its ability. When you’re highly stressed, give yourself that added peace-of-mind, knowing that you’ve taken care of your ride.
Download the App
For those of you who own an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, you can download TaxiLater here. In contrast, those with an Android will find the app here. As long as you have a compatible device and an Uber account, you will be good-to-go. It’s as easy as one, two, three!