That Toddling Town

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). ;-)

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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“.

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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 map integration

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.

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Add Cab Dash to Your Home Screen

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:

iOS:
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.

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Adding to home screen on iOS devices.

 

Android:
Although the process varies for various devices, it generally goes like this:

  1. Bookmark the page you want to add to a Home screen
  2. Open the browser “bookmarks” screen
  3. Long-press the bookmark you want
  4. 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!

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Hey Cabbie!

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!

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