GM Cabs, Australia’s 2nd largest Taxi EFTPOS provider after Cabcharge, has a 20 year history in the Australian taxi industry and has just launched Sydney’s newest and most innovative taxi network. Last month it signed a deal with goCatch, a ‘hail’ application that connects taxi drivers and passengers directly via their smartphones.
GoCatch launched in June 2011 to a controversial reception from the Taxi Council representing the dominant taxi networks. Today goCatch claims it has won the support of taxi drivers and passengers, achieving over 5,500 taxi driver registrations and 50,000 passenger downloads from around Australia and overseas in less than a year.
“This deal gives goCatch the legitimacy and backing of a large industry player and has the potential to significantly improve the way Australians catch and pay for taxis. The agreement will see GM Cabs provide marketing support to increase taxi driver downloads and operational support to engage and train taxi drivers.” goCatch co-founder Andrew Campbell said.
“Our partnership with GM Cabs is about taking the next step and working with the taxi industry to provide service, increased safety and value to taxi drivers and passengers.”
According to GM Cab’s owner, George Mikhael, his business group and goCatch are a great fit.
“We can bring industry knowledge and market reach and goCatch has the latest technology for taxi drivers and passengers.” he said.
George Mikhael is the only network owner in Australia to embrace this new exciting app technology putting him streets ahead of the old brigade, which is desperately trying to protect its old outdated business model.
And goCatch gets a major advantage over its competition by getting representation at the GM Cabs offices at the feeder ranks at Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane airports.
Indeed a great fit.
goCatch can be downloaded free from the iTunes App Store, the Android Marketplace and the Windows Phone 7 Marketplace. More details are available at www.gocatch.com