How many times have you felt cheated by the taxi driver or auto-rickshaw driver for demanding fare beyond those prescribed by the government? I don’t know about you but it has happened with me for a number of times and I wished I knew of a way to cross verify the fare being demanded by them. TukTuk meter is a mobile application which takes care of this problem.
TukTuk meter is a basic mobile application available for Symbian, Android and Blackberry platforms that allows you to track the total distance travelled (using GPS) as well as calculates the total fare incurred, once you feed in the rate per kilometer. TukTuk meter does all this without requiring Internet connectivity (Why would it need an internet connection? :p) thus allowing you to keep a check on the fare to be paid and verify the same with what the taxi/auto-rickshaw driver demands. Moreover, it can be used with any transportation system which charges you on per kilometer rate and anywhere in the world (Thanks to its only requirement of GPS). In order to use this application all you need to do is:
- Fill out the basic fare for the first 2 kilometers.
- Key in the succeeding rate per km.
- Click/Tap on start as soon as you sit in the taxi, auto-rikshaw, etc and wait for the journey to end!
- Once you reach the destination, stop the meter and see the total fare you should aptly pay for the distance traveled.
TukTuk meter is a nifty app which does what it says but lacks a good User Interface (Especially for Symbian based touch phones). I am impressed with its functionality but wish that the developer, MindHelix Technologies, puts in more efforts on User Interface of the symbian version of TukTuk meter. It is available for Symbian (S60v3, S60v5 or S^1 with GPS), Android (2.1, 2.2 or above) and blackberry (OS v4.5,v4.6,v4.7, v5.0). You can download the latest version of TukTuk meter directly using this link – Download TukTuk Meter.