Kerala-based MindHelix Technologies yesterday launched the ‘Tuk Tuk’ meter, claimed to be India’s first GPS- based multi platform auto-fare calculator that runs through smart phones. According to Christian Emmanuel George, Co-founder and CEO of MindHelix Technologies, the application enables the commuter to calculate the distance travelled using GPS and calculate the fare due.

The space-based GPS satellite navigation system, provides precise location and time information anytime anywhere on Earth. The system, developed by the United States Department of Defense, is freely accessible by anyone with a GPS receiver.

The application runs on smart phones with Android, Blackberry or Symbian operating systems without any need for calculating manual distance or fare entry, It can be downloaded free from Google Play Store.

The ‘Tuk Tuk’ meter does not require an internet connection or service provider. It functions even in remote areas. The application has a simple user interface that consists of a Start-Stop button and can be customized for any location by entering the fare details,” George said.

MindHelix Technologies is a start-up company formed in December 2010. The company focuses on mobile applications development.

Download from Google Play Store –TukTuk meter

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