17Jun

Press release: Kabbee officially launches on Windows Phone 8

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Kabbee is Spreading its Wings – to Windows Phone 8

Kabbee, London’s leading minicab comparison and booking app has officially launched its new native app, designed especially for Windows Phone 8, making it the first minicab app to be available on all digital platforms.

Previously available on web, iPhone, Android and Blackberry, the app has already been downloaded by more than 400,000 people, who can access over 10,000 licensed minicab drivers, from 70 of the highest quality minicab fleets right across the city.

To get it right first time, Kabbee’s Windows Phone 8 app is based on Microsoft’s design principles for modern UI, and has a range of native integrations to further improve the user experience, who will be downloading the app for the first time.

The new app uses Microsoft’s Bing maps, and has a range of new features that provide the fastest booking process to date.  As Windows Phone 8 users may be completely new to Kabbee, an animated bee is there to help users navigate the app, ensuring that they use all the great features that make the booking process so slick.

On average, Kabbee users generate over 1000 quotes per minute, giving them access to a range of options to choose from, including the closest, cheapest and top-rated fleets, based on feedback from other users – all quotes given are a fixed price, avoiding any surprises at the end of their journey.

To incentivise the launch, Windows 8 users can earn credit with Kabbee’s Free Cabs programme, which is built-in to the app. By simply sharing a unique referral code, the user will get £10 free credit for any friend who makes their first booking on their new account, and their friend will automatically get £10 free credit too! Please refer to full T&Cs.

Windows Phone 8 users can now choose from a range of options available on the app, including their selection of the provider, all car sizes (saloon, estates, MPV’s), car types (standard, premium, and electric vehicles), child seats, and bookings can be made up to three months in advance.

Windows Phone 8 users can also use the ‘Track My Kabbee’ feature, a GPS-based feature that gives app users a real-time account of where the minicab is on the map. The vehicle is represented by a little buzzing bee, which sounds a horn when the minicab arrives.

Justin Peters, Kabbee CEO and Founder commented on the Windows launch: “With new minicab apps launching every month, it’s vital that Kabbee is always delivering the best possible consumer experience, and with that comes the need for the best availability and access to the best quality minicab fleets.  We’re delighted to extend our offer to Windows Phone 8 users.”

Fred Cornille, Senior Category Manager of Windows Phone, Microsoft UK Ltd comments on working with Kabbee: We have collaborated with Kabbee to bring their app to the Windows Phone Store. From the integration with Bing Maps and the unique, fresh feel of the modern UI, the Kabbee app has been designed with our devices at the heart.” 

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For more information please contact the Kabbee press office at Sense Communications at kabbee@sensecommunications.co.uk or call 0203 551 3954.

Notes to Editor

About Kabbee:

  • Kabbee lets users instantly compare quotes from 70 leading London fleets – based on time, location and type of car – and then book and pay by cash, card or pre-paid account. This saves passengers time and money and increases fleet efficiency.
  • Kabbee was launched in June 2011 and has had around 400,000 app downloads to date.
  • Kabbee was recently named as a ‘Future 50 Brand’ by Real Business, for being one of Britain’s most exciting and disruptive new businesses.

 

 

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