Well OK then, I’ll give these guys some airtime as they’ve been bugging me to heck about their app. Kabbee is a licensed minicab price comparison and booking website for Londoners. There’s an app for iPhone, Android, Blackberry and Windows Phone too. You just whack in your pick-up address, drop-off address and when you’d like the cab. You’ll then get a list of all the options from cheap cabs to executive cabs.
Here’s how much it’d cost to get from Euston to London Bridge Station..
Anyhow, they’ve been going since 2011 and you can even earn yourself a free ride if you share a referral code. It’ll give you £10 free credit for any friend who goes on to make a new account booking, and they’ll get a £10 credit too.
Tthe people at Kabee have come up with their own London superhero in Covent Garden after design tips from Londoners.
Full press release below on this one, but if you’re looking for a cheap cab across the capital, give it a try.
London’s First Ever Official Hero is Unveiled, as Designed by Londoners themselves
Making history today, London’s first official hero explored the city streets today on a mission to make life easier for busy Londoners. The hero flipped his way through commuter crowds this morning, as passers-by observed a fantastic parkour performance as he showcased his super powers, which were all chosen by Londoners themselves.
Kabbee, London’s leading licensed minicab comparison and booking app is celebrating the busy lives of its 500,000 plus users and other Londoners, by embodying the super human powers they wish they had, and bringing London’s first ever official hero to life today.
Unlike other major cities, London has never had its own superhero. Therefore, Kabbee has taken it upon itself to unveil London’s first official hero to the public this morning in Covent Garden. The hero was designed by asking Londoners what super human powers would make living in London easier.
The survey of 1500 Londoners revealed that the top five super human powers that city dwellers wish they had were:
1. On-body thermostat – for those sticky tube journeys
2. Water repellent – no more umbrellas
3. 360 degree vision – never miss a thing
4. Ability to reshape – squeeze into tight spaces
5. Capability to part crowds – say goodbye to hold ups
When asked if London’s official hero should be male, female or unisex, 51 percent of the city said male, compared to 30 percent who said female, and 18 percent weren’t bothered either way.
Despite the fact that 7 in 10 people now own a Smartphone*, on-body 4G wasn’t one of the super human powers that was chosen, nor was renewable energy, so London’s official hero will still need his phone charger.
Justin Peters, London-born Founder and CEO of Kabbee, comments on creating London’s first hero, based on real Londoners: “London’s hero has been created to celebrate the lives of busy Londoners – the real heroes, who, against all odds, succeed in one of the most over-populated and expensive cities in the world.
”I’m sure, like me, many Londoners dreamed of being a superhero when they were younger, and now they have played a part in creating one for their city.”
When asked which superheroes Londoners like most, the top five were:
1) Superman (23%) from Kansas, USA
2) Batman (19%) based in Gotham City, NYC, USA
3) Cat Woman (14%) based in Gotham City, NYC, USA
4) Wonder Woman (13%) originally from Paradise Island, a secluded island
5) Spiderman (12%) was born in New York
Kabbee’s users generate an average of 1000 minicab journey quotes via the app every minute, helping them to get from A to B quickly, easily, and for the best possible price. Kabbee puts over 70 of London’s best licensed minicab fleets at the fingertips of more than 500,000 Londoners.
Kabbee has recently launched its GPS live plotting technology that reduces waiting time for London’s everyday heroes up to 14 minutes on average, and cuts dead mileage for cabbies in half – making minicabs mighty, and giving every Londoner their own superhero getaway car.
London’s first official hero has everything he needs to live, work, and have fun in the city, but he’s not yet got a name. Want to name him? Get involved on Kabbee’s Facebook page or on Twitter using #NameOurHero.