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Metro launches UK CabFinder app for iPhone

It’s (nearly) Christmas time. There’s no need to be afraid. Well, unless you’ve been out on the lash at a Christmas do, have missed your last train or bus, and have no idea how to get home. Then you should be a little fearful, perhaps.

Or not. UK daily newspaper Metro has launched Metro CabFinder, an iPhone app that promises to find you a licensed taxi or cab nearby.

It’s a simple but effective app: it identifies your location, shows the nearest companies, and provides one-tap access to give them a call, using 03 numbers rather than premium-rate lines.

It works across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, and could be an essential download in the pre-Chrimbo party season. Although we’re still hoping someone will launch a location-based alarm app to wake us up two stops before home when we do manage to stagger onto a train, too…

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