May 14, 2015 Gett out this summer with London Life Hacks Posted in BLOG, Social, by GetTaxi team

We know you’re an adventurous bunch, I mean you’re reading this blog! Here are some things we think you should Gett out and do this summer:

1. Feeling like you’re not in the city can be really really nice. Getting out on the water really helps with that. Try Finsbury Park to tootle around in a little rowboat or Hyde park for pedal boats. It’s good for you, right?

2. Outdoor exercise is the only way to exercise, especially when it’s beautiful outside. If you’re a rollerblader you can join in a group skate around London every Fridays at 8 and Sundays at 2 at Hyde park. Oh yes, and we’re ready to pick you up if you take a spill or are too exhausted to face stairs on the underground.

3. There are a ton of free things to see in do in London, so don’t miss out on the British Museum, the National Gallery and the Tate Modern for a start. Free is good. Also check out this list of museum night events for a twist on the museum experience.

4. Rooftop bars. When the local pub just won’t cut it you’ve got to hit the roof. Here’s a great list of places to try from TimeOut.

5. The BFI Southbank has all sorts of films to keep you entertained. New and old it’s all there and definitely a good rainy day activity. Watch out for their concerts as well!

Just tap the app and you can Gett anywhere you need to go this summer! <3 Gett

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May 14, 2015 Gett for Business Launches in New York Posted in News, by GetTaxi team

We are excited to be launching Gett for Business in New York today, rolling out the same great service that has earned us over 2,500 corporate accounts internationally.

We offer a frictionless ground transportation service built on our own proprietary technology with predictable pricing and transparent invoicing, bringing advanced and immediate Black Car bookings right to your phone. We work with top tier fleets across the globe and Black Car drivers in New York, which means there are no liability risks for our clients.

Gett for Business customers enjoy exclusive fixed rates, pickups under ten minutes, around-the-clock customer support, a premium Service Liability Agreement (SLA), and no surge pricing.

With a history of B2B success beginning with our launch in Tel Aviv in 2010, we already drive half of the Fortune 500 in London, Moscow, St. Petersburg and all across Israel, with plans of further expansion in the future.

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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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