Image credit: MyTeksi

Hack-In-The-Box‘s 11th Annual HITB Security Conference 2013 kicks off today and part of its list of interesting events is the HackWEEKDAY 24-hour hackathon supported by the likes of Microsoft, Mozilla and Facebook. Proudly local startup MyTeksi is supporting homegrown innovation by providing rebated taxi rides to the conference.

MyTeksi is the official taxi service to the conference, and will also provide rebated rides for delegates to the conference site. Any booking made via the MyTeksi app will get an instant cash-back rebate of RM10, regardless of pick-up point.

With HITB’s focus on developing solutions for social good, MyTeksi’s core programmers will be present at the hackathon with other participants to develop a community service SOS applications aimed at creating a crowd-sourced crime reporting system.

By tapping into MyTeksi’s existing network, the system can push SOS alerts to taxi drivers, enhancing visibility and awareness on the road.

“The main reason for starting MyTeksi was to provide safer rides for commuters. This collaboration extends our safety efforts to non-taxi passengers as well, to make Malaysia a safer place,” says MyTeksi Regional Head of Products, Aaron Gill.

MyTeksi is a taxi-booking app with a focus on providing a simpler, quicker and safer way for commuters to book taxis  in the Klang Valley and recently Negeri Sembilan. The popular app is available on iOS, Android and Windows Phone 8, and the booking  service is also available via SMS.  The MyTeksi taxi fleet has rapidly grown to over 2,500 taxis. The service receives a booking every 8 seconds, which translates to over 10,000 bookings  per day.

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HackWEEKDAY Hackathon is held at Intercontinental Hotel Kuala Lumpur from today, Wednesday 16 October, and will end 24 hours later.

More info about HackWEEKDAY here – http://conference.hitb.org/hitbsecconf2013kul/event/hackweekday/

Download MyTeksi at:
App Store (http://bit.ly/myteksi-ios)
Google Playstore (http://bit.ly/myteksi-android)
Windows Phone Store (http://bit.ly/myteksi-windows)

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