DidiDache and KuaidiDache, two leading domestic taxi apps, join hands with OTA Ctrip to embed their services in the newly launched 5.2 version of Ctrip’s mobile app (report in Chinese).

After opening either of the apps via Ctrip app, the service will locate the starting point of users automatically. Customers only have to input their destination and phone number to get a taxi. Both of the apps provide urban transportation and airport pickup services.

Taxi apps have been under a lot of pressure since Chinese regulators step in to ban the bidding feature this May. To maintain tractions for taxi drivers, they distribute subsidies to divers to make up for losses generated from absence of the bidding feature.

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Emma Lee

Emma Lee is Shanghai-based tech writer, covering startups and tech happenings in China and Asia in general. We are looking for stories related to tech and China. Reach her at lixin@technode.com.