Book auto rickshaws in Bangalore with mGaadi for Windows Phone


Hailing an auto rickshaw in Bangalore can be very frustrating. The one you flag down may refuse to go where you want, ask for an insane markup, or possibly even have a rigged meter. mGaadi, a commuting service with a network of commercial drivers powered by customer ratings, looks to improve that. In addition to Android, they have also just released an official app for Windows Phone.

Watch this one-minute video for a quick explanation on how mGaadi works:

With the mGaadi app, you can book an auto, track trips, and rate auto drivers. Users can book an auto immediately within 20 minutes or for later in the day. Users can also select either as a single trip or a round trip. The app will then alert auto drivers who are registered with mGaadi to respond to the request.

mGaadi currently has 1,325 drivers in their network. You can check for the latest numbers in the app’s splash screen. The drivers all agree to use the meter. Users just have to pay an extra Rs. 10 to the auto driver as pickup fee.

mGaadi screenshot

There are currently two types of mGaadi drivers: mGaadi Basic and mGaadi GPS. GPS drivers have a GPS device in their rickshaw, which enables mGaadi to track the rickshaw continuously. The majority of the drivers are currently of the Basic variety, but the company is working on multiple programs/incentives to upgrade them to mGaadi GPS.

mGaadi is a free download from the Windows Phone Store. Their Android app has been available in the Google Play Store since early December. We’re glad to see the company introduce it to Windows Phone users in Bangalore as well. iOS is the next platform they’re looking to support.

Check out mGaadi if you’re in Bangalore and let us know what you think!

QR: mGaadi


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Book auto rickshaws in Bangalore with mGaadi for Windows Phone


a welcome additon ..salutations from a hot and warm Bangalore... Thankyou for the artice will check it out tomorrow itself ..


Great to see this app in WP... Specific to Bangalore... I wonder how Mark knows so much about Autowalas here...

That might be coz they are building for India. I would imagine more people own lumia. Plus given the cost of an iPhone there are less chances people with iPhone roaming in autos :p

I'm waiting since months when m-Indicator will get updated. MOBOND SOFTWARE CONSULTANCY SERVICES seems to only be interested in the Android version and has abandoned WP.

aur ye pura ka pura who harami walo americano keliya bhi samjme nihi ayaega .. hum tho bus youhi bat kar rahe hey ki kannad bhasha wp central main first time padhnaekayliye mila bas.. and back to kannada .nandelli idli antha banbutta yun yavano ......kannada kalli cauvery kudi ......baddi magan thandu hindi hindi anthe handi nan maga...

Mark Guim, are you related to India by any account? I ask because you seem to know what you're speaking about.

Hi! We know there are a lot of WPCentral readers from India, so we try hard to provide interesting stuff for u guys. I've never been to India, but I'm definitely visiting one day and hopefully ride an auto rickshaw =)

Wow, just installed the app, looks awesome, hopefully works the same way too, the video included in the post is accurate

Why book an auto when you can get a taxi for cheaper price in Bangalore. Auto is Rs.13/km whereas Meru Genie cabs is Rs.12.5/km Though for other cities it may make sense where auto is cheaper than a taxi.

M Indicator for Mumbai is really bad for wp8. Hoping that WpCentral guys some out help the developers at mindicator(mobond services).
For all those wondering how come so much India coverage on wpcentral; guys the craze for WP8 and Lumia is too much up here in India. Apple has completely ditched India and is not very keen to sell its products, but nokia s worked very well.

Amazing useful in the UK... Is there no way of localising these news stories... I'm sure it gets boring for others to read about apps only available in the UK or USA... It's like the USA centric special offers we have to read about...

Thanks for the great review, Mark. Whenever you plan your Bangalore visit, do let us know. mGaadi autos await you.

- Vishy (co-founder mGaadi.com)