GoCatch takes on Uber, launches ridesharing in Sydney

CNET | PUBLISHED: 22 FEB 2016 7pm

Uber might have cornered the market on ridesharing, but now tech’s biggest disrupter is being disrupted itself with news that rival app GoCatch is launching its own ridesharing service.

The Australian-developed taxi-hailing app launched in 2011 and, with 35,000 drivers and 100,000 bookings a month, has long competed against Uber in the taxi space. Just like Uber, GoCatch allows users to download an app, link a credit card for cashless payment and then call a cab with the swipe of a finger, before tracking the taxi in real-time and getting a receipt emailed at the end of the ride.