The process is very simple, once riders have searched for their destination and asked the app for directions, Google Maps shares the proximity of cars on the Taxify platform, as well as an estimated fare for the trip. If users see that taking the Taxify option is their best bet, they can simply tap on the ‘Open app’ icon, to complete the process of booking the ride. Customers without the app on their device will be prompted to install Taxify first.
The new feature will help users to evaluate which of the private, public or e-hailing modes of transport are most time-efficient and cost-effective. Speaking about the addition of Taxify on the Google Maps App, Taxify’s country manager for Nigeria Uche Okafor said,
Having Taxify be a part of the transit options on Google Maps will make it really easy for users to decide on the best way to move around in the city, They’ll have quick comparisons between estimated arrival times for the different modes of transport, as well as fares they can expect to pay, which will help save both time and money.
You will recall that Taxify started operating in Nigeria in 2016 and as of October 2018 operates in four Nigerian cities – Lagos, Abuja, Ibadan, and Owerri. Taxify rides in Google Maps are available in more than 15 countries, with Nigeria being one of the first countries to benefit from this convenient service.