Getting around New York City can be a bit of a chore, but there are a growing number of options out there. Today VeriFone has launched Way2Ride, a mobile app that makes it easier for New Yorkers to hail a cab and pay the fare using just their phone. Yes, it's jumping into an area that Uber has honed over the years and others are seeking to dominate, but there's a chance there are lower rates to be found here.

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Way2Ride allows users to hail a cab using their phone, but those who snag one the old fashioned way can still turn to the app as a means of payment, rather than having to fumble for the credit card in their wallet. Yes, you'll have to stop playing Dots long enough to switch apps, but how much easier could it get? Way2Fare also keeps track of your receipts.

Anyone who left something behind in the cab can use the app to alert the cab driver and hopefully get their item back. The included map also helps users calculate how much it costs to get from one part of town to another. If you live in New York, give it a try. The app is free, even if the cab fare isn't.

Everyone else, hold tight. VeriFone plans to expand to more areas in the future.

The app was not found in the store. :-(

Source: VeriFone