Everyone's favourite shit-I'm-running-late-for-work-help-me app Hailo has come together with Google Maps to organise a taxi-ordering function within the app, on Irish soil.
The new function went live yesterday on Android and iOS, letting Hailo users view the available transport, price and estimated time it takes to get to their preferred destination, after requesting directions.
A Hailo cab can now be ordered through the Ride Services tab, positioned alongside the existing ‘walking’, ‘car’, ‘bike’ and ‘transit’ tabs in the Google Maps options.
The Hailo ordering function on Google Maps has been available to customers in the UK and Spain since March, and has just kicked off here this week – and with around 45,000 daily passengers in Ireland, this update will certainly keep the masses happy.
General Manager of Hailo in Ireland, Tim Arnold, said the addition of Hailo to Google Maps here:
“recognises the key role licensed taxis play as part of Ireland’s transport infrastructure.”
That's one app update we don't mind waiting 30 seconds for. Now, all we need is for Google Maps to offer a function that identifies the burrito places with the shortest queues...