San Francisco Limousine Smartphone Application Subject of Legal Action
UberCab, Inc., a technology company here in California, recently launched an application for smartphones that allows users to summon a San Francisco limo from anywhere in the city. The app provides information on estimated time of arrival, lets users know when the limo has arrived and even processes payment when the trip is complete. Limousines, cabs and other types of group transportation in San Francisco are regulated by two agencies:
• The California Public Utilities Commission
This agency licenses and regulates limo companies throughout the state.
• The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency
This agency regulates taxis in San Francisco.
Both agencies claim that UberCab’s new service is illegal and have issued a cease and desist order to the developer to stop providing the service. UberCab company officials are defying the order and claim that they have no intentions of closing down the service. They did, however, change the company’s name to Uber to be in compliance with San Francisco ordinances that prohibit companies from stating in a company name that they are a cab company or are affiliated with one when they are not licensed to provide taxi services in the city.
We think it’s a clever idea for an app, but it’s clear that developers failed to conduct due diligence on the legality of their program before investing in its creation. We have a better idea for a limousine application. It’s a bit old-school, but it has been working for us for quite some time. In our app, our guests have to perform the following steps:
1. Call us at 1-800-339-8936.
2. Speak with one of our reservation specialists.
3. Ask about luxury transportation options and reasonable rates.
4. Place reservation.
5. Prepare for a relaxing, incredibly fun experience where we treat guests like wealthy software developers.
It may not be the newest-latest, but it does work. In addition, you don’t need a smartphone or expensive data plan with your provider to make it happen. All you need is a phone, some questions, a date and a reason to treat yourself and your friends, and NLS Limo takes care of the rest. The next time you need a San Francisco limousine, try our app and get ready to be happy!