After a three month beta test period with over 200 Seattle and Portland-based users, Migo, a new search engine for on-demand rides has officially launched in the two cities.
Migo's research found that 80% of ride-hailing customers have two or three apps on their phone and actively switch between them.
Seeing the opportunity, Seattle-based Migo built an app which lets users compare locations and prices of nearby taxis, car-sharing, and ride-hailing companies all under one umbrella, in one app. Migo brings all the information into one app, so the consumer does not need to jump back and forth from
Migo brings all the information into one app. Users can compare and hail multiple types of personal transportation, such as Lyft, Car2Go, Seattle Yellow Cab and more, without ever having to jump from one app to another.
A map shows where all the nearby cars are currently located, once the destination is typed in, price estimates are revealed for each company. Payment can also be made within the app, for most companies.
In Seattle, Migo shows six different car and ride services, including Lyft, Seattle Yellow Cab and Car2Go, with plans to expand. As Uber does not allow other platforms to feature it, it will not be included in the Migo app.
"With the rapidly expanding populations of both Seattle and Portland, we see Migo as a key partner to help keep the cities moving," said Jeff Warren, founder and CEO of Migo.
The app is currently only available for iPhones.