Taximeter is now out! This is the new Android App from Planet Coops. It is used to simulate a taximeter and would be useful for carpooling, charging the kids an appropriate rate for being their taxi driver or making sure you get charged a reasonable fare when travelling in a taxi on holiday.
We have created presets which means you can select a particular city and see what the taxi fares there should be. You can also create your own custom taxi fares, so ‘Mum’s Taxi’ can be as cheap or as expensive as you like. It is available from the Google Android Marketplace, or visit our website at Planet Coops to see more information.
We have spent a lot of time over the past couple of months getting this ready and testing it. We have had it accompany us on every trip we have done, and we can’t believe how expensive taxis are! We have left Herefordshire in as a preset, just because it’s the one we’ve been using most. I have also spent quite a while on the internet finding out what the different taxi rates are for different places. I think we’ve done quite an accurate job (at least as accurate as the information available on the internet). If it becomes popular we will add more cities too – send me your requests!