According to a survey carried out for Főtaxi, mobile taxi apps are gaining traction in Budapest, with the average fare amounting to HUF 3,000.
The majority of the survey’s respondents have one or two travel-related apps downloaded to their mobile phones. The most popular app is Google Maps, followed by traffic monitoring programs and public transport information app BKK-futár.
About 26% of the respondents have an app on their devices which is designed specifically for ordering taxis. More than two-thirds of those who have such apps say that one of the most important benefits is being able to see when the car arrives. Some 72% of Generation Y users named speed the most important aspect, while most Generation X respondents prioritize easy usability and being able to calculate the expected costs of the trip.