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App for taxi customers monitors route and average fare

Kevin Fagan has created an iPhone app for taxi customers who don’t want to be taken for a ride.

Image: Niall Carson/PA Archive/Press Association Images

DUBLINER KEVIN FAGAN has developed an iPhone app to make sure that taxi customers never get taken the ‘long way around’ again.

Fagan says he was inspired to create TaxiFair because of the experiences of his English-born wife Maura who, despite living in Dublin for 16 years, was often taken on longer routes “just because of her accent”.

Such problems aren’t confined to Dublin – with the couple saying they also experienced “dodgy meters” in cities like New York, Paris and London.

Fagan says the app shows customers worried about being ripped off tow things:

  • How much they should be charged for a trip (based on local taxi tariffs)
  • The route they have taken

Fagan says that more and more new cities are being added to the app to cater for travellers abroad.

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