The Hailo Effect - World’s Largest Smartphone Service For Taxis Launches in Dublin. We here at are just about to trial it for a journey across Dublin town in rush hour traffic... We will let you know how it goes after lunch.

Here is what it does:

· Your taxi is two screen taps away

· Service eliminates taxi roulette and connects you to your driver

· Dublin launch builds on Hailo’s successful presence in London and the US

Guardian Angel Taxi Service

All taxis must be officially licenced and go through a rigorous check from Hailo before they are added to Hailo’s network of taxis. As payment is contactless, the journeys are recorded and the driver’s photo, roof sign are displayed and there is a call button if customers need to contact the driver at any point to ensure customers can feel safe. They can also send feedback directly to Hailo via the smartphone app.

The app can be downloaded via the App Store or the Android market.

Would you use it?