London, United Kingdom – Lexington Creative has released the Safe Taxi GPS Alarm iPhone and iPod touch app. The app allows a user to instantly text three pre-chosen contacts with the cab’s location and number with the click of a panic button. Taxi passengers can save the contacts in the app’s memory. The app uses GPS technology to pinpoint a user’s location (given as a street address) to within 50 metres.
The app was the brainchild of Alexander Harrington, Managing Director of Lexington Creative. He came up with the idea after hearing from a number of his own friends of frightening experiences in taxis and looking at the data relating to assaults by taxi drivers in his native Australia. He noted that in the Australian State of Victoria alone, 27 sexual assault and six assault complaints were lodged against cab drivers in the past two years. While in the state of Western Australia, there have already been 10 cabdrivers convicted of sexual assault this year.
The free app was approved by Apple to download through the iTunes store this month.
* iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation) or iPad
* Requires iOS 4.0 or later
* 0.7 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Taxi Safe GPS Alarm 1.0 is free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Utilities category.
Located in London, United Kingdom and Sydney, Australia, Lexington Creative was founded in 2009 by Alex Harrington. It is a company of five staff and develops a range of applications for iOS, Blackberry and Android devices. Copyright (C) 2012 Lexington Creative. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.