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ingogo takes the lead in taxi service apps 1.5 million taxi trips, forecasts $100 million in payments

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30 May

ingogo takes the lead in taxi service apps 1.5 million taxi trips, forecasts $100 million in payments

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MEDIA RELEASE Monday, 12 May: Innovative Australian taxi app and mobile payment provider, ingogo, is leading the growth in taxi service bookings, recording more than 1.5 million taxi trips in the past 12 months, with a forecast in excess of $100 million in payments on the ingogo platform in the coming year. Founder and Managing Director Hamish Petrie said ingogo is challenging incumbent player Cabcharge and is significantly outperforming other market entrants in the Sydney and Melbourne regions. “The past 12 months have been a huge period of growth for ingogo and with bookings up around 60% month on month in March and April we look set to continue,” said Mr Petrie. “Quality drivers and regular cab customers are progressively switching to ingogo as a safer, faster, more reliable service. We will continue to rollout our services in other states and are scheduled to take advantage of offshore markets in 2015.” ingogo this week launched in Melbourne and announced its Future Booking service, which allows passengers on both iOS and Android to book trips up to 48 hours in advance. As part of this new feature, ingogo is guaranteeing passengers a $10 credit if their advanced booking is cancelled and a replacement taxi cannot be appointed. ingogo has a driver network of several thousand active drivers in NSW and has already recruited over 750 active drivers in Victoria. The ingogo app also includes an interactive GPS map showing the taxi’s location, an SMS safety feature allowing passengers to text their friends or family the details of their taxi and in-app payment options. The app also provides users with an instant electronic receipt and their trip history is automatically updated as soon as their fare is transacted. In Ocotber 2013, ingogo launched one of the world’s first app-based payment platforms – a wireless payment terminal – with ANZ and Ingenico. Ingogo is the most secure taxi system in Australia. When signing on new drivers to its network, all driver’s licenses and taxi authorities are personally scanned by an ingogo staff member, rather than an app. The app can be downloaded in iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/au/app/ingogo/id463995190?mt=8 Or the Google Play Store: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ingogo.passenger -Ends- Media Contacts Laura Douglas laura@launchgroup.com.au> laura@launchgroup.com.au 02 94292 1002 or 0452 505 859 Sarah Tsiros sarah@launchgroup.com.au> sarah@launchgroup.com.au 02 9492 1034 or 0466 805 364 About ingogo: ingogo is a mobile app which assists customers to easily hail and pay for taxis. It was founded by the successful team behind Moshtix. It allows passengers to communicate directly with registered taxi drivers in their local area, see when drivers are coming and where they are on a map, with the option to pay for rides using ingogo’s safe in-taxi payment terminals or virtual mobile accounts. It currently operates in Sydney and Melbourne.