Bookmycab.com, a service that lets you hire a black and yellow cab in Mumbai online, has today announced the launch of its mobile application. The mobile app brings all the functionalities — booking cabs and tracking them among others — to one’s mobile phones. The app can be downloaded for free from the Google Play Store.
In terms of functionality, it is similar to what other services like Meru offers. You will be able to choose the pick-up point and destination, in addition to the time of pick-up and the kind of cab (AC or Non-AC) you need. Once booked, the service promises to send a cab within 20 minutes. A unique feature on this app is that it works even when there is no active data connection. In such a scenario, the app will send the booking details via SMS and will use the same medium to reply with a confirmation.
The Bookmycab.com service has more than 3,000 black and yellow cabs that cover the whole of Mumbai region and promises to send a cab to one’s doorsteps in less than 20 minutes.
Though this is the first mobile app that lets one book a black and yellow cab, other private operators like Meru, EasyCabs and Ola Cabs have been offering such apps for quite a while now.