Taxi Meter App, FREE from Google Play
A Taxi Meter is an expensive piece of equipment.
The cost to purchase, install, calibrate and update a modern taxi meter might be too much for a new driver to afford.
Fortunately, technology has advanced to the point that you can download a FREE app that works perfectly.
There are quite a few available apps, but I find this one perfect for South African conditions.
It is called Taximeter for all, by Ramit
Download and Install Taximeter
Open Taxi Meter App
Open Settings Menu
Open Config Fares
Select the Fare you want to change
Adjust the values to your rates
These are my settings.
My minimum charge is R70, which includes 4.19 Km and 5 min
My rate is R12.00 per Km
My waiting time is R60.00 per hour, or R1.00 per minute
Set your own rates and test your meter over a set distance.
Make changes as required
Change the other settings
Mine are set to the same values as first example
Change the look and currency
Change colour scheme
There are a few more settings that you can change, but these are the important ones.
This is a complete meter, in that you can add extra charges for toll gates, luggage, etc.
Your taxi app will keep statistics of all fares for a year.