Cab Share Canada aims to rid the high cost of taxi prices across Canada. After being successfully funded on Kickstarter — where it raised $2,690 — the three-person startup released its cab sharing app on iOS, with an Android app reportedly coming soon.
The app allows users to quickly find people in your area who also are interested in sharing a taxi. Users can easily search by date and time of departure, or departure and destination location. From a usability standpoint, the app accesses your device by GPS to find others within your general area. Cab Share does offer up some safety tips to ensure your travelling partner is a good match for the ride based on the profile.
The app only gives you the option of finding someone close to share a taxi and calling a local taxi company to arrive at your location. Unfortunately, there is no indication of how payment is processed or fare splitting, which may cause some discomfort in the backseat.
Cab Share Canada is currently operating in Vancouver, BC and London, ON, with hopes of expanding in the near future.
Source: Cab Share