Kochi startup to launch online taxi app on November 1

Mathew James is a cloud architect with 20 years’ experience and the startup has a team of technologists with 15 years of experience in software industry.

Published: 01st November 2022 08:27 AM  |   Last Updated: 01st November 2022 08:27 AM   |  A+A-

Image used for representational purpose. Taxi drivers waiting for customers at Tiruchy international airport. (File photo| MK Ashok Kumar, EPS)

Image used for representational purpose. Taxi drivers waiting for customers at Tiruchy international airport. (File photo| MK Ashok Kumar, EPS)

By Express News Service

KOCHI:  Kochi-based GMT Technologies will launch 'PikMe', an online taxi and auto-booking app, on Tuesday. 'PikMe' is a locally innovated app that understands the requirements of the local market offer affordable and reasonable rides to the public, said Mathew James, founder of GMT Technologies, the startup that developed the app.

“While existing cab and auto ride aggregators operating in Kerala are charging a commission of 25% to 36% per trip, we are offering service at 0% rate. The service will be absolutely free for the first four months after which we will charge a subscription rate of Rs 750 per month.

Around 1,200 drivers have signed up for the app and initially the service will be focused on Ernakulam district,” he said. Mathew James is a cloud architect with 20 years’ of experience and the startup has a team of technologists with 15 years of experience in software industry.



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  • PRABHU Kulangara

    The name is just confusing as there are so many similar names available online. Even Pikme cabs are in Sri Lanka also. Would have been better to choose some other unique name.
    3 months ago reply
  • PRABHU Kulangara

    Make the app perfect first then upload it. I can never get the right location. It should be simple and easy like Uber and such Apps.
    3 months ago reply
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