DescriptionTaximeter, an Android™ simulation of modern taximeters in more than 30 countries throughout the world.
• Realistic “LED effect” appearance and operation
• More than 50 predefined presets in over 30 countries ( see http://www.planetcoops.com/apps/taximeter/presets.pdf )
• Latest presets can be downloaded from the internet
• Customizable preset with 4 tariffs
• Custom preset wizard for easy setup
• Lockable preset
• Calendar controlled (with tariff auto-switch) or manual tariffs
• Minimum fare
• Yards/metres units
• Hire log with automatic send
• Event log
• Use On-Board Diagnostics (OBD) speed data to calculate distance instead of GPS (OBD-II compliant vehicle and an ELM327 compatible Bluetooth or USB OBD-II adapter are required. If you are using an USB adapter make sure the adapter uses a FTDI (FT232Rx) USB to serial chip, and that you have an Android™ device running Android™ 3.1+ that supports USB Host mode.)
• Receipt printing (Planet Coops’ POS Print application and a compatible Bluetooth mobile printer are required).
• User guide ( see http://www.planetcoops.com/apps/taximeter/taximeter.pdf )
• Avoid being ripped off overseas
• Family "taxi"
Visit our website, http://www.planetcoops.com/apps/taximeter , for user guide and preset information...
There is a known issue for Motorola Atrix, Electrify and Photon phones running Android 2.3.x Gingerbread software versions.
These suffer from a GPS accuracy bug, where accuracy is always reported as 0m even though the GPS has a lock. As a consequence, Taximeter will never get past the "Waiting for a valid GPS fix..." message. At the moment the only solution is to root the phone and replace the /system/lib/libnmea.so library with an older version (1.8.3), see http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=21586204&postcount=5. Motorola are aware of the issue but it appears they are not planning any further software updates for these phones.
If you have a rooted phone and are having problems with GPS locks or slow locks, it is worth checking that you have the correct GPS settings in /system/etc/gps.conf for your region, see http://www.thriveforums.org/forum/dalepl-development/3090-mod-gps-fix-country-continent.html. As always, take a backup of any existing file before replacing it.