Apr 30, 2015 Google Now Partners with Gett: More of the right information, just when you need it Posted in Behind The Scenes, BLOG, GetTaxi Service Update, News, Social, Technologies, by GetTaxi team

London, April 2015: Leading global taxi app, Gett today announces that they will be partnering with Google to serve a Now card in the Google app.

Gett is the world’s leading on-demand Black Taxi app that lets you instantly book a ride with your mobile phone. The company has taxis across three continents in 30 cities including New York, London, Tel Aviv and Moscow. In August 2014, Gett announced the closing of a $150 million funding round.

Google Now cards aim to provide helpful assistance throughout your day, in the form of personal answers and helpful voice actions. Now cards give you useful, relevant information and updates at suitable times which correlate to your lifestyle and schedule. This could be anything from reminding you about your shopping list, giving you your flight status or booking your taxi ride.

Google Now offers third parties the ability to integrate with Google to fulfil more of its users’ needs, with Gett being selected as one of the latest partners for this feature. Google are making Now cards even more useful by integrating with new partners across a number of on demand services. This means if you have the Gett app installed, when you take a Gett ride, a Now card will appear enabling you to instantly book your return journey. You will also be given suggested taxi routes through the Now cards. Simply tap the Google app icon on your Android device to start seeing helpful cards.

All this information comes from the apps you have downloaded on your mobile device. Rather than having to access all of your different apps to find this information, Now cards will give you it all in one convenient app without even having to search for it.

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Apr 29, 2015 New name, same £5 rides across 6 UK cities Posted in Behind The Scenes, BLOG, GetTaxi Service Update, News, Social, by GetTaxi team

£5 doesn’t get you very far these days, but you’re in luck if you’ve got the Gett app because we’re still offering £5 rides in six cities! Rides in central Manchester, Liverpool, Edinburgh, Leeds, Birmingham and Glasgow only cost a fiver. Just to reiterate, that’s licensed Black Cab rides for only £5, regardless of traffic or time.

All you’ve got to do is enter your destination and if your ride is within the area we’ve defined, you’ll get a pop-up message in the app before booking if the £5 fare applies. As always, Gett work with licensed Black Taxis 100% of the time, ensuring you get the safest vehicles and drivers on the road.

How much fun can you have for a fiver? Tell us on Twitter @Gett_UK where your ride takes you, using the hashtag #funfor5

  • - Download the Gett app on your iPhone or Android
  • - Register your credit or debit card in the app
  • - Enter your destination when booking
  • - You’ll get a popup confirming the £5 ride
  • - Relax & wait for your taxi

Stay super organised and pre-book your ride up to two weeks in advance in the app, register your card and invite your friends so you can cruise around for free. Remember, when each friend rides using your code, they get £10 off their first ride and you get £10 credit. All the way to £500. Where will you go?

£5 ride screenshots

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Apr 28, 2015 GetTaxi is now called Gett - everything you need in one app Posted in BLOG, GetTaxi Service Update, News, Social, Technologies, by GetTaxi team

Hello troops. We have a wonderful announcement to share with you today. Big drum roll please…

GetTaxi has changed its name and we’re now known as Gett in all of the 32 cities we operate in worldwide. Nothing else is changing just yet, but there are exciting times ahead for you and how you’ll soon be using Gett. Check out the articles on the Evening Standard and The Telegraph if you haven’t already.

The same app that connects you to black cabs will soon allow you to ‘Gett’ other things – from beauty and home services, to dry cleaning and food & drink – all with the same high quality service. We’re over the moon to be able to offer you even more products and services in just one tap, using the same Gett technology that has empowered riders to take 30 million journeys across the globe.

We’ll be launching these services in the summer and our black cabs – that remain at the heart of our business – will not be affected. So when you want a ride in the UK, you can be sure you’ll get a safe and reliable black cab as always. This is part of our 100% black cab guarantee.

We hope you’re as excited as we are and you can follow all of our updates as usual on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Google+ and LinkedIn.

Stay tuned for what we’ll be getting you first.

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Apr 9, 2015 Enjoy the Boat Race Weekend with GetTaxi Posted in BLOG, Social, by GetTaxi team

It’s the 116th Boat Race this weekend between Oxford and Cambridge – the rowing event of the year and a real sporting spectacle with a storied history, rife with controversy, rivalry and upset. Plus, it’s right on the Thames for us all to see in the flesh.

This year, GetTaxi wants to make sure you make the most of the day and know where to catch the best of the action, because you never know…some poor soul could ‘catch a crab’ again, or we could have an overexcited swimmer like in 2012 and you wouldn’t want to miss out.

It all kicks off this Saturday,11th April at 4:50 with the women’s race followed by the men’s start at 5:50 from Putney Bridge to Chiswick Bridge in Mortlake, for a total of 4.5 miles. Passing by Hammersmith, the Chiswick Steps and Barnes bridge, the best viewing spots will be at Putney Bridge or Putney Embankment, Barn Elms Boathouse near Hammersmith Bridge (if you don’t mind getting a little wet) and Thames Reach/Hammersmith Bridge for a drier mid-race view. The Middlesex Bank and Dukes Meadow recreation ground offer the best viewing spots near the end of the race where both boats will be pulling out all the stops.

If you’re feeling particularly zealous, you could try to bike along the route, cheering/jeering/gawking as you go. But if you’d prefer to catch a ride and avoid making a splash, GetTaxi will be here to get you from Putney to Chiswick – and fast! As the crow flies (or the taxi drives) it’s a quick ride from the start to the finish.

Of course, if you’d prefer to catch the race from the comfort of a pub, we’re here for you too. TV coverage begins at 4.15pm for a 4.50pm women’s start, with the men’s start at 5.50pm. Did we mention it’s the first time the two events are happening on the same day?

Dive into the GetTaxi app to book a cab for events kicking off Saturday 11th April at noon, or pre-book your weekend shenanigans now. Alternatively, we’ll be on hand to scoop you up and whisk you away from the crowds after the finish.

Happy travels.


Oh, and if the Goat Race is more your speed, we’d be happy to cart you there as well.

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Apr 2, 2015 A Happy Easter from GetTaxi Posted in BLOG, Competition, Events, Social, by GetTaxi team

Welcome to the Easter bank holiday weekend! Four days of fun between two short working weeks sounds pretty good right now, doesn’t it? We’re looking forward to carting you around as you take full advantage of four days off work. With huge rail works alongside the regular tube disruption in London, GetTaxi has you covered. No maintenance work, no hassle.

Want to spice up your weekend? The GetTaxi team has put together the picks from across the UK worth checking out over the break.

London

Rabble’s adult Easter Egg Hunt – Easter Sunday, Clapham Common. Burn off some choc and have a great time.

Need the kiddie version? Kensington Palace puts on an Easter Trail with an animal theme. April 3-6.

Not feeling like chocolate this year? How about beer? The 3rd annual Craft 100 Beer Festival is back.

Off chocolate but still want sweets? Kingdom of Sweets on Oxford Street for every kind of confection imaginable.

Elsewhere

In Manchester, you can check out the Easter Fun Fair. A £7.99 wristband gets you four hours of rides!

The Easter bunny will be visiting Edinburgh’s Ghillie Dhu! Enjoy a hog roast and loads of entertainment Sunday.

Of course, if you’re skipping all this and leaving the country for a long weekend getaway, we’ll get you to the airport on time. Open the GetTaxi app for great fixed prices to and from airports.

Last but not least, we’ll be giving two lucky winners Hotel Chocolat vouchers worth £25 each plus GetTaxi credit. All you need to do is enter our Easter giveaway by following and retweeting the competition post.

Winners will be picked on Tuesday 7th April. And if you want to weigh in on how you eat your Creme Eggs, check out our Easter poll.

Happy Easter!

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