Just got told about a cool new app called Surf Taxi, it is an app that can be used to hail taxis, it works much like Uber except it is meant to be cheaper at peak volume times when Uber is too expensive. While Uber has been good for me, there was one time at the Staples center that it quoted $200 to get me back to my hotel after a Lakers game. This app gives you the abillity to hail a taxi ride through your smart phone and track its progress. It also gives tradidional taxi companies a way to compete with the silicon valley startups like Uber.
Check out the Surf Taxi App