cab:app, a provider of a mobile application for taxi drivers, chooses payworks to drive card payment acceptance in cabs.
As the only taxi solution to be made available to passengers and all Hackney Carriage drivers and licensed cabs in the UK and Ireland, cab:app is achieving unprecedented reach. While the solution lets passengers hail a cab directly from their smartphone, a dedicated drivers’ application indicates pick-up and drop-off in advance, providing drivers with the option to efficiently increase their utilization.
Founded by Peter Schive, a London green badge driver for 14 years, cab:app has been silently signing up over 7,600 registered drivers across 90 cities in the UK (Hackney only) and Ireland (full time drivers only). With the new release, made available last week, cab:app drivers are now able to accept physical Visa, MasterCard and American Express card payments directly from the cab:app application using an NFC enabled Chip & PIN card reader. In addition, frequent passengers can pay directly by a push of a button in their passenger application, without the need of a physical credit card being present.
payworks runs a payment platform for developers, enabling providers of integrated POS applications to easily integrate payment terminals and Card Not Present payment functionality into their apps via the payworks mPOS software development kit (SDK). Now, the partnership between cab:app and payworks brings this technology to the streets of the UK and Ireland making taxi rides more accessible and flexible, leaving the passenger the choice between multiple payment options.
“We are extremely excited to empower all Hackney Carriage and licensed cab drivers to accept card payments from their passengers. payworks is the leading integrated POS platform in the market and the team has been a great partner along the way. We are very pleased to work with them”, comments Peter Schive, founder of cab:app.
Christian Deger, co-founder and CEO of payworks adds: “We are all very impressed with what cab:app has achieved so far and we are excited to be a part of their great journey. Peter and his team are doing an incredible job in building a solution for cab drivers that is specifically catered to their needs.”