Press Release:– PayCab, a mobile application that merges growing transportation demands with evolving technology, is now available in Saint Lucia.
The app, which is already available for download in the Apple iOS and Google Play Stores, delivers first-world services like Uber to the island.
Initially introduced in Antigua in 2018, PayCab has evolved folds over matching over 6000 passengers with nearly 1000 drivers monthly, allowing passengers to move around at their convenience and drivers to earn a second income using their vehicles.
Unlike seemingly similar services that have surfaced recently, PayCab boasts unmatched security for both passenger and driver.
And while the platform is opened for registration of any qualified licensed and suitably insured driver, the app’s developers have taken considerable steps to ensure that strict eligibility guidelines are adhered to.
Operating under the Firm Hashtag Limited, PayCab has moved to also partner with registered taxi operators from the north to the south of the island, reaching thousands of trained and seasoned providers and allowing for seamless linkages with passengers.
Like Uber, PayCab uses amazingly accurate Global Positioning System (GPS) technology that matches passengers with service providers based on their geolocation, thereby ensuring that the fastest possible pickup time is achieved. And what is more, passengers can use debit or credit cards, allowing for cashless transactions and added security.
Services providers are notified of a transfer the instant it is requested. Passengers can see a litter of online PayCab-registered vehicles closest to their location before confirming their request. This allows the passenger to properly prepare themselves for pickup based on the active GPS movement of their driver and the time estimate provided within the app.
Passengers will also receive a full description of the vehicle, complete with its registration number and the name of their driver before he or she arrives. This feature is one of utmost importance to the app’s developers, especially in cases where parents may use the service to ensure the safe transfer of their precious cargo.
PayCab goes further to deliver real time tracking to both drivers and users, keeping the parties on track and providing an added layer of security particularly in instances where the passenger might be uncertain of their precise destination or an unfamiliar route, or in instances where the individual who booked the transfer is expecting the passenger.
“We have taken a lot of time to properly develop the application in order to ensure that the best possible service is delivered. While we operated the app in Antigua, we used that time to listen to our clients and further enhance the app – ensuring that both safety and security concerns were properly addressed,” said Director of Hashtag Limited, Alex Holder.
“No expenses were spared in experiencing firsthand the quality and reliability of the Uber service. So, we are confident that as we finally launch in St. Lucia, we are offering a service that is on par with both local and visitor expectations,” the Hashtag Director added.
PayCab was developed by Sherwin Jupiter who is known for a number of groundbreaking releases in the mobile application arena across the Caribbean including Pointe FM, Misfitz, Mealoop, Caribbean Chronicle, Nice FM, and the Antigua Carnival App to name a few.
“Technology is growing so rapidly and it was only in developing this particular application that I realized how much we are missing out on when it comes to practicality and usability of applications and mobile phones. Having the power to get from one place to the next with just a few taps is empowering for both the rider and the driver. We are very pleased to bring this self-hosted app to St. Lucia and we look forward to seeing it grow here as much as it has in Antigua,” Jupiter said.
Version 2 of PayCab is poised for release later in July which allows for large corporations known to move employees frequently to take advantage of a service outside of renting a car or a sole service provider.
In Antigua, PayCab allows tourists and residents to go a step further in renting their own vehicles through the app in a manner that even lets them inspect and choose their vehicles before confirming. The vehicle is then delivered to the client with no cash-exchange required. As PayCab grows in St. Lucia, this service will also be available.
And as the continues to develop, algorithms are currently being created to allow for a luxury transfer options – providing that extra level of service for those who might need to arrive to that special destination in class.
PayCab is available for download today with its systems populating rapidly in St. Lucia. And as the Carnival season continues, it is seen as an ample time for passengers revelers to forgo the hassle of a designated driver and simply have fun on their own schedule.