[prMac.com] Rome, Italy – Italian iOS developer Fabrizio Bartolomucci has released the latest update of Taxi Professional 1.8 designed to help travelers and taxi drivers connect when travelling. The free app provides turn-by-turn navigation, taxi booking and accurate fare calculation, helping taxi drivers deliver an efficient and trustworthy service using nothing more than their iPhone.
“Taxi Professional has been designed to give drivers a comprehensive toolkit with which to manage their business using nothing more than their iPhone,” explained Bartolomucci, “However Taxi Professional is much more than just a navigation or fare calculation tool.”
Taxi Professional allows drivers to pre-book trips and accurately calculate the costs associated with traveling to the customer’s location before delivering them to their final destination using the on screen counter. More importantly trip data is recorded and stored giving the drivers the raw information they need to accurately assess their performance.
Drivers can then use this data to identify where their most profitable trips began, where the best paying customers were collected and dropped off, where the highest concentration of travelers can be found at any given time of day. Drivers can then maximize their earning potential by being in the right place at the right time to make only the most lucrative trips each day.
The driver’s rate can be configured according to local regulations or their own pricing scheme. Rates can then be shared with other nearby drivers who also use the Taxi Professional app to ensure that pricing remains competitive. Travelers who use the accompanying In Arrivo! can view the driver’s rates and trip estimates in advance, before booking a ride directly from the app. This booking is then communicated directly to the driver along with the location of the customer for pick-up.
“The Taxi Professional app is under constant development, adding functions designed to make running a driving business easier,” continued Bartolomucci, “In the near future we hope to include tools which will allow drivers to create an annual audit trail of expenses for instance.”
“Our commitment to ongoing development means that Taxi Professional will continue to grow, becoming even more valuable to drivers as it adapts to meet their real-world needs.”
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* iPhone 3GS/4/4S/5, iPod touch (3rd/4th/5th generation), and iPad
* Requires iOS 5.1 or later
* 8.3 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Taxi Professional 1.8 is free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Productivity category.Taxi Professional 1.8
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Based in Rome, Italy, Taxi Professional is the brainchildren of Dr Fabrizio Bartolomucci. Bartolomucci has been developing computer software since his youth, before graduating in 1988 with a degree in Computer Science from the University of Pisa. His apps, including iPuja Pro and VirtualTags, have received a number of positive reviews from iOS specialist blogs including AppGiveAway, SlapStart and KillerStartups thanks to the friendly nature of his user community. Copyright (C) 2013 Fabrizio Bartolomucci. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.