In two days the year 2017 will end and the last night, New Year’s Eve, is synonymous with celebration, party and having fun. But if you’re going to get behind the wheel, that’s synonymous with looking for parking, not drinking anything, having to act as a driver… Here are some apps so you do not have to take the car on December 31st.
We are already at the gates of the weekend. And like the past, this is not a normal weekend. In fact it is the last of the year, on December 31, right in the middle of New Year’s Eve. And that means celebration in style, celebrate the passage to the new year and give everything at night. Of course if you have had to drive, then be careful, since you have to worry about finding parking, not drinking a lot if you are the designated driver (or volunteer for noses), and having to take everyone home the morning. It is best to leave the car at home and use public and private urban transport . And for that, these apps.
Nothing better than a taxi, it is more comfortable than a bus, faster but also much more expensive. On New Year’s Eve it is the fastest and most demanded option. And with the mytaxi app you can request a service from your mobile and pay it from the application using a card or Paypal account. The best? That allows you to book a taxi with up to 4 days in advance, so if you have already chosen the place to go on the night of the 31st, it is a good time to book it now.
Created by the Radio Taxi Association of Spain, the best thing about this app is the large number of sites throughout the country where it is available. From Andalusia to Santiago de Compostela, the app automatically locates the address from which the service is requested, and after confirming it shows several options to choose according to the distance of the different taxis. There is no digital payment, but there is a function to calculate the cost of the trip and see the taxi driver’s license number.
Another app of transport of the most used, the difference with a normal taxi is that Cabify is a private driver who picks you up, and therefore allows you to choose if we want an economic transport service, one to take children, one electric, or the two best options for New Year’s Eve: Cabify Executive, with a luxury vehicle that must be reserved previously, or Cabify Group, in case you are a large group. You can pay by card and with Paypal as well, so you need cash.
The pioneer in this of the private transports, requesting an Uber is another option to move you in New Year’s Eve. With Uber you only have to press a button to request a trip and you can pay it with a credit card , systems like Android Pay, PayPal or even using cash in certain cities, knowing in advance how much the journey will cost. The application uses your location so that the driver knows where to pick you up, and you will see your driver’s picture, the information on your vehicle and you can also control their arrival on the map.
Moovit: Bus, Metro and Cercanías
Of apps dedicated to the different Spanish metros and bus lines there are many, but Moovit is an app that groups all the public transport options that there are in a city, showing itineraries, stops and services, showing a real time of arrival to know how much to wait for the bus or the subway. Moovit has service in 35 cities in Spain, has notifications and constantly updates its status before any change or alteration of a service.