August 24, 2013
Premium Membership beginning Fall 2013
We are in the process of upgrading our service to include 3 tiers: Standard (aka Free), Deluxe and the all new Premium.
So what is Premium?
Premium has all of the features of Deluxe plus a few more. Premium will have at least 5 new features. These features will be rolling out one by one as they become available. Here is a preview of what the highest level of Cab Dash will offer:
• Accurate Cab Chute Wait Times – scientific, not based on any one random driver post which is subject to misinformation
• Fare Tracker - keep track of your fares and manage your time better
• Smart Drive - Cab Dash does the analyzing for you and tells you the top 3 places to go next
• Bellhop Buddy – our friends at the Bell Desk get in on the action!
• Ad Free
More details to follow on each of these services as we introduce each one.
Once Premium takes effect, ALL current Deluxe Memberships will automatically be upgraded to Premium with no increase in rates!
So if you are a Deluxe member, just sit back and let the new features roll in! If you are a Free member, upgrade before September 5th to take advantage of this once in a lifetime (literally) deal!
July 27, 2013
Cab Dash is on Twitter. If you are too, we should follow each other! @cabdash tweets important, real-time info, promotional offers, system updates and quite a few funny things!
To update your profile, log into Cab Dash and click “Settings” followed by “Edit Profile” to input your twitter handle.
Don’t have a twitter account? Signup for free at twitter.com. There are a lot of great cabbie resources for you to discover on twitter…and we are one of them!
From time to time we make big changes with Cab Dash. But more often than not, we are constantly making tiny modifications to our app. An icon here. A code tweak there. All in the name of striving to be a better facilitator of quality data for our drivers! Today we are sharing a quick list of the updates we have implemented this week. Enjoy!
Some of you get up and out so early…so we got up a little earlier too! Hotel checkouts now begin at 3am and end at 5pm.
Closing Alerts Sorting:
Sort by capacity. Not only is it important to know who’s closing sooner, but how many potential fares are walking out that door!
Flight Page Updates:
OK, this is more than small. There is a new dashboard at the top of the flight screen page that gives you the vital stats for the airport: arriving flights, estimated passengers, # of international flights and arrivals per terminal! All of which can be easily viewed for the next 15 minutes, 15-30 or 30-60 minutes.
Remember, our flight arrivals show when a flight pulls into the gate; as opposed to landing. This data ensures that we maximize the information on potential passengers coming out looking for cabs.
We have also added an indicator next to the flights that are international with a little “INT” label.
Look for this icon: next to your member level to ensure GPS is enabled on your device. Geolocation is making its way into many features of Cab Dash over the next few weeks (fare tracking…and something else super secret!). We’re already using geolocation for our Cheapest Gas feature and analytics data.
But as of this week, we are happ to offer location-aware closing closing alerts! You will now see a “GPS” icon as well as a pink background on closing alerts that are within close proximity to you. Now you can more easily prioritize which of the venue’s to go to based on distance!
“All Hotels” Page:
Sort by Checkouts – Yet another way to organize the hotel information when determining where to go next.
Well that’s all for now. We had a big week and intend to continue our pace of innovation to continue to make Cab Dash the best it could be for our users. Happy Driving!
June 21, 2013
Happy (almost) 4th of July cabbies! To celebrate America we are offering deals to both Free and Deluxe users. The 4th is a big weekend in Las Vegas so make sure your account is ready to get all of the data you need to get those coveted fares! Check your email, or alerts in the Cab Dash app, for further details.
Happy Driving and Happy 4th!
May 26, 2013
We are proud to announce that Cab Dash is expanding to Chicago. Starting this summer, taxi drivers in the Windy City can experience the many features of Cab Dash . If you are Vegas driver and have cabbie buddies in Chitown, please let them know we’re at their service (and we’ll give you a little something for the recommendation too).
One benefit that we noticed right away is that of feature integration. Different cities require different data and features. But on the path to that innovation lies improvements that can be used in all markets. As an example, Las Vegas drivers will now be getting a “Cheapest Gas” feature that was developed as part of the Chicago expansion (but really, it makes sense anywhere!). Learn more about that feature and a few more coming your way in our post “New Features for Summer 2013“.
May 21, 2013
Ready, set, launch! It’s been a busy couple of months for our development team. But rather than give them a break, we’re coming up with more great features to keep Cab Dash innovative. But in the meantime, here’s what has been done already:
- LOCATION. LOCATION. LOCATION.
One of the biggest improvements coming to Cab Dash is location-aware features. By leveraging your devices’ GPS, we can provide you with content relevant to your location. Cab Dash will be able to tell you that a show is letting out in your area, how long your current fare is expected to last, how many cabs are at a given location…even where the cheapest gas be found.
Cab Dash will leverage Google maps to provide you with directions, fare tracking and location-based information.
The feature is still in the Beta phase, but a select few will start seeing the features over the next week. We’ll update you with a more detailed play-by-play of the features when its launched this summer.
-CUSTOMER LOYALTY PERKS
We’ve recently implemented a system that will automatically reward those who stick around. After one month, six months and one year, content, membership discounts and goodies (shirts, hats, dashboard phone holders…useful stuff!)
Look for a message to appear when you hit these milestones notifying you of your offer
- AD PARTNERS
We are working with numerous vendors to bring deals and promotions straight to the drivers via Cab Dash. Look for special offers from shows, clubs, hotels and more that will be benefit not just you, but your passengers also.
May 18, 2013
Did you know you could open Cab Dash twice as fast by bypassing your browser? Since Cab Dash is a web app, you can “bookmark” cabdash.com on your home screen (iOS or Android) for quick access. Here’s a quick over view of how to it:
While in Safari, you can click the icon near the bottom center of the browser that looks like an arrow jumping out of a square. That will bring up a few options and if you select “Add to Home Screen”, an icon linking to Cab Dash will be placed among the rest of your apps.
Adding to home screen on iOS devices.
Although the process varies for various devices, it generally goes like this:
- Bookmark the page you want to add to a Home screen
- Open the browser “bookmarks” screen
- Long-press the bookmark you want
- Select “Add to Home screen”
And don’t worry, we are actively developing native apps for iOS, Android, Windows and Blackberry. We wanted to get through a slew of new feature additions to tide you over while we build those up. Our goal is to be in the app stores by the end of the summer!
May 9, 2013
Welcome to our hybrid website of support, feature updates and general chatter for Cab Dash. Our goal for this site is to keep you up-to-date on the developments being made at the Cab Dash Lab (buried deep within a mountain in a remote dessert) and to serve the community of our users. Over time you’ll find posts on commonly asked questions, sneak peaks of new features and even special promotions. You’ll also get plenty of opportunity to let us know how we can improve.
Lately, we find ourselves so busy with the day-to-day maintenance, customer support and the extensive coding of mind-blowing features that we don’t get much of an opportunity to stop and say “hey” (…cabbie). But we hope this blog will change all of that. In time, we hope this blog will morph into a melting pot of information that best represents Cab Dash and its community.
Our number one priority is you, the driver, without whom we’d be writing to the abyss of the internets. We can’t overstate how much your experiences, opinions and needs mean to us. They shape the very core of our product!
We are happy to serve you each and every day. Thanks for checking in. We promise to keep these short in the future…you’ve got fares to pickup!