Kater is a ride-hailing app made in Vancouver, for Vancouver! With the tap of a button you are able to request a ride and pay for your trip using a cashless system.
With safety and customer service top of mind, the Kater Ride-hail app connects users with on demand service using their smartphones.
Requesting a Kater ride is easy - here’s how it works:
- Open the app and tell us where you would like to be picked up and where you will be going.
- The app pairs you with the closest driver and your ride is confirmed.
- You will see your driver’s picture, licence plate number, and estimated arrival time.
- You can track your driver’s location as they arrive.
- You can see your estimated fare and route.
- You pay for the ride in the app itself.
- After the ride, a receipt is emailed to you, and you are able to rate your driver and provide feedback to help us improve the Kater experience.
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Ratings and Reviews
This is not going to work
If this app is privately funded and independently owned, then why does it kick back 20% to the Taxi Association? Charity maybe? Also the person funding the app and the relationship with NDP is too obvious. Looking forward to this app ‘welcoming’ competition but not confident the government isn’t planning on delaying fall deadline again to help this app.
What business can compete with Uber and Lyft if it gives 20% away? Tourism, people’s businesses and lives are affected by this shameful political theatre which is ride share in BC.
Developer Response ,
Hi there OsiMaleki, In order to be legally compliant, Kater requires licences to operate in British Columbia. We have an agreement with the VTA around the use of these licences. This is where the relationship ends as we operate completely separately from the VTA and any taxi companies outside of this licence agreement. We are privately-owned and financed and we're not linked to any political party. We have taken the issues that have plagued both the taxi industry and traditional ride-hailing, and come up with a hybrid solution that works for all stakeholders. We invite you to sign up to participate in Kater's beta testing and hope to give you a ride in the future.
It’s not Uber, but it’s not bad
I used Kater for the first time tonight after waiting half an hour for a taxi from one of the typical Vancouver companies only to find out there wasn’t even one on the way. I downloaded Kater and after registering a car showed up within 5 minutes. The app was super glitchy but I got a text message saying a driver was on the way. Driver was super friendly too.
Not bad, could be better.
Pretty similar to Lyft and Uber apps but more basic and less features. Nice not to have to call a taxi or pay with cash, but it’s the same price as cabs which sucks (hopefully it changes once BC makes ridesharing legal)
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.