New app makes it easy to find a taxi in Hampton Roads

App-A-Cab App - Find a taxi in Hampton Roads.

App-A-Cab App – Find a taxi in Hampton Roads.

 

 

 

 

 

 

By Holly Henry, WTKR/WGNT Online Producer

A Norfolk company launched a new app on February 3 that makes it easier to get taxi cabs in Hampton Roads.

“The market demanded it, that’s why we introduced it to the Hampton Roads market,” says Frank Azzalina, Director of Business Development at Hampton Roads Transportation, Inc.

The App-A-Cab app runs on your smartphone – and uses GPS to find where you are – then it sends the closest cab to you.

You get an email confirming it’s on the way, and it even tells you when the cab will get there. You can track the cab’s progress in real time on your phone.

You can also choose if you need a taxi that is wheelchair accessible, or one that can get on a military base.

“You are never more than two taps away from a cab,” Azzalina says.

The app is free, and you can download it on Google Play or in the Apple App Store.

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American Red Cross Pet First Aid App now available

By Holly Henry, WTKR Online Producer

Do you have a smart phone? There’s a new app that can help you keep your pets safe.

The American Red Cross has created an app that helps dog and cat owners provide emergency care until veterinary assistance is available.

Pets are an important part of many families, and a new Red Cross Pet First Aid App puts lifesaving information right in the hands of dog and cat owners so they can provide emergency care until veterinary assistance is available.

The app, which costs 99 cents, gives iPhone and Android smart phone users instant access to expert information so they learn how to maintain their pet’s health and what to do during emergencies.

With this new app, pet owners learn how to recognize health problems and when to contact their veterinarian.

The Pet First Aid App provides step-by-step instructions, videos and images for more than 25 common first aid and emergency situations – including how to treat wounds, control bleeding, and care for breathing and cardiac emergencies.

Additional topics include burns, car accidents, falls and what to do for cold and heat-related emergencies.

Other features in the app allow pet owners to:

• Create a pet profile including tag identification number, photos, list of medications and instructions.

• Use the list of early warning signs to learn when to call their veterinarian.

• Use “click-to-call” to contact their veterinarian.

• Find emergency pet care facilities or alternate veterinarians with the “animal hospital locator.”

• Locate pet-friendly hotels.

• Test their knowledge with interactive quizzes and earn badges that they can share on their social networks along with their favorite picture of their pet.

History shows that people have not evacuated during disasters because they did not want to leave their pets behind. The Red Cross app contains resources to help owners include pets in their emergency action plans. Pet owners may also take a Red Cross Pet First Aid course so they can practice the skills and receive feedback. People can go to Redcross.org/takeaclassfor information and to register.

The Pet First Aid App and other Red Cross apps can be found in the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store for Android by searching for American Red Cross or by going to redcross.org/mobileapps.

Download apps, HERE. (iPhone and Android)