Address Entry Flexibility
Typing addresses on a phone, (even if you know it) can be a hassle for the end user! Certainly one of the ways that Taxi API shines is the way Taxi API 2.0 handles addresses, and address entry. By default, there are two different ways a user can specify any pick-up or destination address.
- Preconfigured addresses
- Address Auto-complete
With the preconfigured addresses, users can select a place, or address from a drop-down list in the mobile-friendly taxi booking form. These addresses can easily be entered into the system from the administration application, and the idea is that the most popular destinations and pick ups are made readily available to end users and the system. These would include popular places such as airports, bus terminals, and other popular spots like hotels, restaurants, etc.
The other option (available to the user on the booking form) is to search Google Maps via their Places API, which pulls up pretty much any address or place a user may be looking for. Thanks to Google’s super-fast and reliable network, this search happens in real-time and is transparent. The user only needs to type a few characters and the entry field will prompt with several matching locations to choose from. Either of these methods make it really easy and even fun to find their pick-up location, or drop off destination location. Both of these entry fields allow auto search, even though by default the Google Places API is set up to support only one per page. (Thanks to the developer on that one!)
It’s these types of user-friendly features that put TaxiAPI ahead of the competition in both innovation, and ease-of-use. Lots of thought and time went into the crafting of both the taxi booking form, and the admin application. That time and attention from our experienced developers shows up when using the system, both from the booking side and the management side. With literally hundreds of features and safeguards built into TaxiAPI 2, you owe it to yourself to give it a try today. We stand behind our product, and offer a no-risk, totally free 7 day trial. If you have questions, we’d love to hear from you, so contact us here, or join us on any of our social media channels.