mytaxi: connecting drivers and passengers

About myTaxi

mytaxi was founded in June 2009 by Niclaus Mewes (CEO) and Sven Külper (CMO). With mytaxi, they brought the international taxi market into the 21st century and redefined it around the world. The concept is based on the idea of establishing a direct connection between drivers and passengers to offer both sides a modern alternative to conventional booking processes. To date, the specially developed app for this (for iOS, Android, Windows Phone, and BlackBerry) has been downloaded more than ten million times and is now available in over 40 cities with a network of more than 45,000 affiliated taxis.

Industries: Other
Location: Germany

The Intelligent Apps company, founded in Hamburg in June 2009, provides an innovative taxi booking system, myTaxi. Right from the start, the company based mytaxi on Google Maps Platform. Since it was building the service from scratch, the team wanted a mapping service that would provide broad reach, an optimal API and future added value.

Google Maps Platform Results

  • Gained access to live vehicle tracking and management data
  • mytaxi's management team can monitor use by viewing a map overview of all taxis and current trips
  • The service, based on Google Maps works seamlessly and has not had any downtime

40 hours development time to Maps implementation

"Google's solution was the only service worth considering that met our requirements for good reach, an optimal API and future added value… The amount of time needed for implementation was absolutely limited and the best part was that none of our employees needed any special training. All of them already knew Google Maps from their personal lives."

Jan-Niclaus Mewes, Founder, Intelligent Apps

The mytaxi service includes a mobile device application that determines a user's location transmits to the nearest available taxi driver. The system also informs users which taxi and driver will be picking them up, and exactly how much a designated trip should cost. The user can even watch the taxi approach on a virtual map. The myTaxi software's automated booking process, direct contact with the taxi driver and independence from any central dispatch office is revolutionizing the German taxi market. The mytaxi system is currently available in Germany, Austria and Australia.

About myTaxi

mytaxi was founded in June 2009 by Niclaus Mewes (CEO) and Sven Külper (CMO). With mytaxi, they brought the international taxi market into the 21st century and redefined it around the world. The concept is based on the idea of establishing a direct connection between drivers and passengers to offer both sides a modern alternative to conventional booking processes. To date, the specially developed app for this (for iOS, Android, Windows Phone, and BlackBerry) has been downloaded more than ten million times and is now available in over 40 cities with a network of more than 45,000 affiliated taxis.

Industries: Other
Location: Germany