venerdì 17 gennaio 2014

Pechino. Chiamare un taxi e pagarlo via We Chat

That was fast – just days after Chinese tech giant Tencent (HKG:0700) threw some cash into the massive series C funding round for taxi-hailing app Didi Dache, WeChat, Tencent’s behemoth messaging app, has added a feature that lets users hail a taxi on-demand using Didi’s network.

According to Tencent Tech (hat-tip Technode), when users press the “My Bank Card” button under the “Discover” section of WeChat, an option to book a cab appears
Users then enter their destination and press a button to hail a cab. After a driver accepts the offer, the user notifies the app that they’re in the vehicle, and proceeds to confirm the monetary transaction through WeChat Payments.

Didi’s service through WeChat is only available in Beijing for the moment, but the report states that a wider rollout should be expected in no time.

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