Uber Competitor GroundLink Launches Mobile Apps in NYC Today

October 17, 2011

1:00 pm

Look out Uber, you have some competition in NYC, where it is arguably harder to get around by car than in San Francisco.  GroundLink, the first global private car service, is launching an iOS and Android mobile app today in NYC.

You can now order private car service either immediately – “Ride Now” – or at a scheduled time – “Ride Later” – at extremely competitive prices without being tethered to your computer. Their flat rates are based on distance, and there are no traffic surcharges, which is unheard of.   Uber’s rates, on the other hand, are calculated based on distance or time, depending on how fast you are going.

They have some really great features, too that are the same as Uber: you can track the car’s location or exact arrival time, but unlike Uber, you can communicate directly with the driver.  Uber, on the other hand, acts as a middleman in all the communications.

You can download their iPhone/iPad apps here, and their Android app here.

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Monika Jansen is a writer and editor who is happiest pounding out blog posts, newsletters, website content, and other materials. Follow her at: @monikacjansen

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