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Cabforce Opens Taxi API for Developers - Becomes a Taxi Content Hub for Travel Industry

HELSINKI, April 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

With the new Cabforce Taxi Content Hub™ released today, taxi rides in 60 destinations across Europe and New York are now available for developers globally through an open interface (API). A real time search and booking service helps innovative companies to create new door-to-door travel services.

Cabforce Ltd., a Helsinki-based Internet company, has organized a fleet of tens of thousands of taxis and private cars around Europe and New York to be available in the Hub. The company has been successfully piloting the service with selected partners during the last 12 months and is now opening it up to third party companies.

The released service enables any application or software developer to access the real-time route and rate calculation servers of Cabforce to search for flat-rate taxis and private cars. These can be booked using Cabforce's seamless online credit card payment for guaranteed rides. Joining Cabforce Partner Program is currently free of charge for developers and creates opportunities for monetizing the taxi ride.

"Our Taxi Content Hub is the place for reliable and competitively priced taxis and private rides. We've been taking extra care to certify every single supplier in our network to guarantee that our developer partners get the best available content," says Tommi Holmgren, Chief Product Officer and co-founder of Cabforce. "We are the only company able to sell taxi and private rides with all-inclusive pre-calculated prices between two points at this scale," Tommi says.

As an integral part of the service, passengers are met in the airport arrivals hall, or other agreed meeting points, with a name board carrying travellers names. The Cabforce 24/7 Passenger Help Line is always available and monitors arriving flights for possible delays. With Cabforce, travellers can now enjoy the convenience, security and reliability of limo services, but with a car grade and price closer to regular taxis.

About Cabforce Ltd.

Cabforce is a Helsinki-based Internet company behind the world's leading network of flat-rate pre-booked ground transportation service providers. Our Taxi Content Hub™ determines the rate of any trip at the time of booking, allowing customers to book reliable taxis, executive cars, and minibuses with an upfront cost, minimizing bill shock and hassle.

Cabforce's network of 60 destinations are available to be booked on the web, via a free iPhone app, and for developers using the Cabforce Partner Program access to full Cabforce content through a branded online booking engine and Taxi API. Go to http://developer.cabforce.com to learn more. Cabforce's content is available through partners such as Amadeus, Travelport, Carlson Wagonlit Travel, Finnair and First Great Western.

Contact for more information:
Tommi Holmgren, CPO
email [email protected]
phone +358-40-523-5023

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