Kakao Taxi App Now Completely Redesigned With English
Popular ride sharing app Kakao Taxi has undergone an update, making the app more accessible for a wider range of users- including English speaking users.
When you update the app, you’ll notice a range of new and improved functions. Notably, the app now has an English language feature. As well as introducing an English language feature, the App has included a ‘Driver’, ‘Navi’ and ‘Parking’ feature for Kakao registered users.
Hailing a taxi with Kakao Taxi is simple: the app automatically detects your pick up location or you can enter it manually, input your destination, your type of desired vehicle and lastly, your method of payment.
One big difference with the app update is the new restriction on payment method. Similar to American ride sharing app Uber, Kakao Taxi now takes payment solely via credit card details input into the app. Note: Kakao Taxi only accepts major Korean credit cards.*
Kakao Taxi is free to download on the App Store and Google Play.
*when you request a taxi on the main page you can un-check "Credit Card" and pay with cash when you get out of the taxi. If you want to use credit card it has to be a Korean card.
Source: 10Mag, my phone
If you're in or coming to Korea, this is a great app to use if you plan on staying out late. The subway and buses stop running between 11:30 PM and 12:30 Am and don't start again until 5:30 AM. If you need to get home Kakao Taxi is great. It will find your current location, but you need to know some Korean to read the map and find where you want to go. If you have any questions I can try to answer them.