Hailo adds Foursquare-powered Places to its iOS and Android apps

Hailo had added an important feature to its iOS and Android apps to differentiate it from the incoming tide of competitors like Uber and local cab companies like Beck Taxi.

The startup, which is a registered cab company in Toronto, and soon Montreal, has added Places, a way to locate yourself more easily using Foursquare’s extensive database of locations. Previously, Hailo users had to specify an address, sometimes ambiguously, causing traffic snarls or delays as drivers searched for their fares. By using Places, users can specify “Starbucks,” “McDonalds” or any number of entries in the database.

The service is also readying its expansion into Montreal, its second Canadian city after Toronto. Uber has had Foursquare integration since December, 2012.

[source]Google Play, App Store[/source]