Fare Enough: Bing Maps Now Offer Taxi-Cost Calculator

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It can't guarantee that you won't get Rev. Jim Ignatowski behind the wheel, but a new Bing Maps app can help take the guesswork out of calculating how much that next cab ride will cost.

The Taxi Fare Calculator — an entry in the King of Bing Maps  contest — takes advantage of a major city's regulation of taxi fares to calculate the approximate fare from point A to point B.  The app factors in a cab's initial charge, per-mile charges, and any wait time charges; tips, though, are not included in the calculated total.

While we applaud the general idea, we also question the need for one more app to be downloaded — why not make it a web app that anyone can use?

[Via Ars Technica]

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