After 18 years in the tech sector, Hamish Petrie is taking on Uber
FOR the past 18 years, Hamish Petrie has been creating and growing technology start-ups.
He made it big when he created the ticketing business Moshtix and then did the most surprising thing of all — he walked away from the booming tech sector to become a full-time artist.
But his own frustration with an everyday experience – ordering a taxi – lured him back and now his latest venture is valued at $100 million after Australia’s biggest ever equity crowd-funding campaign.
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Qantas Frequent Flyer Partners With ingogo To Help Passengers Travel Even Further
Qantas Frequent Flyer and Australia’s innovative taxi booking application, ingogo, have today announced a partnership that will allow Frequent Flyer members to earn one Qantas Point per dollar spent on taxis booked through the ingogo app.
How this startup is using design thinking to tackle Uber
When you are battling a competitor valued at US$62.5 billion, any edge you gain may prove crucial in securing your position.
Such is the situation for Sydney-based taxi booking service, Ingogo, which is tapping design thinking in order to compete in the broader point-to-point transportation market against US-based behemoth, Uber.
Gone with the meter: ingogo introduces fixed fares and revolutionises taxi booking
Native taxi payments innovator, ingogo, recently announced a bold Australian first: it’s doing away with traditional metered fares and has shifted its much lauded bookings and payment platform to offer fixed fare bookings. From next week, customers will no longer need to worry about how much a fare will cost when they get in the cab.
Ingogo Partners With Concur To Simplify Business Taxi Travel
Australian taxi app and mobile payment provider, ingogo, today announced a new partnership with Concur, the leading provider of spend management solutions and services. The collaboration includes the launch of a new corporate feature, which will let businesses manage and process their employees’ taxi service receipts, with the ingogo enhancement available now for Australian businesses in the Apple Store, Google Play Store and Concur® App Center.
Foreign-owned taxi app Uber has dominated headlines after a series of scandals and legal woes, but many lesser-known Australian smartphone applications may offer better services and more consumer protections.
Popular startups GoCatch and Ingogo are legal and locally owned, they employ a combined total of more than 70 Australian workers, keep their profits on-shore, and have been endorsed by multiple state governments.
Taxi wars heat up as Ingogo introduces cancellation guarantee
Mobile phone taxi booking app Ingogo is transforming customer service delivery in the taxi industry by incentivising drivers not to cancel bookings.
Launching its service in Melbourne this week, Ingogo has introduced a $10 credit guarantee to passengers for cancellations of bookings made up to 48 hours in advance and where a replacement taxi is not provided.