Currently available in San Francisco Bay Area, Seattle, Portland, and San Diego.
Flywheel is the easiest way to get a taxi cab with your iPhone. Request a ride, watch it come to you, get notified when it arrives, and pay automatically with your phone.
- Wired – "Flywheel…is a slick, seamless process for rider and driver"
- The Next Web – "all the features that users have come to love and expect…with a fresher interface”
- Here’s what our users are saying: “Simple.” “Reliable.” “Fast.” “Consistent.” “Awesome.”
The Flywheel advantage is simple:
Fast & Convenient
- Hail a ride with one tap from wherever you are
- Hundreds of drivers from multiple fleets ready for your request
- We handpick only licensed and insured professional drivers
- Track your driver’s approach on a live map
- Always pay the same fare, every hour of every day
- Never pay surge pricing
1. Fixed issues with “Pay with Flywheel” feature
2. Added fix to improve app performance and stability
Ratings and Reviews
Update removed eta feature
The most recent update seems to have rid the app of the ability to estimate arrival time once trip has begun. This was especially useful to apprise expectant parties when late.
App also needs to fix this: drivers do not receive numbered street address if passenger enters the name of a building, ex: “Freddie’s Burgers”, resulting in mistimed arrivals, necessary U-turns, cranky drivers, frustrated passengers.
Most of the Time
When I first started using Flywheel it was great: I never waited more than 10 minutes for a cab the average time was 5 minutes. Five stars all the way!
Most of the time that is still true. However, recently wait times have gotten longer and it is clear that some drivers are trying to game the system; instead, they are just shooting themselves and all their cab driving comrades in the foot. I hear drivers complain bitterly about having to compete with Uber. Yet I have drivers regularly cancel on me after making me wait. I give good tips; so that is not a likely factor. Recently my appointed driver actually pulled over right in front of me and picked up a guy then canceled on me even though I was clearly signaling that I was his ride (the app has a flashing light for this purpose). My name is very female, so there should have been no confusion about the gender of the person being picked up. I hope that driver got a puny tip for his trouble: he is the kind of driver that makes it hard for other cab drivers to make a living- the reason for the Uber competition.
Works for me!
I love Flywheel! I can’t say, I wish I ha thought of it first...because, well, I did. I had an idea for an app that would allow you to order a cab, and it would be dispatched. I even thought about having the app track the locations on of the cab. I talked to a few people, but found no interest. A few months later, the first apps appeared, but were not quite what I envisioned. Then the ride shares appeared. I never bothered. I stuck with cabs. When Flywheel arrived, it was what I wanted. I used it before it became Flywheel. It is still a solid app, and is hands down the best.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.