A Barnstaple taxi firm is pledging to modernise North Devon by bringing out a new app. A1 Taxi Service has launched its app, which gives real-time information for customers looking to book a taxi with the company based on their location. The app is similar to Uber, showing your location and those of available taxis. The user gets given an estimate of their waiting time, as well as how much the fare will be once theyve put in their destination. Users can also pay for the fare via the app once they have registered a card. A1 owners Zak and Monz Rahman believe it is the first of its kind in the area and said the app will help Barnstaple evolve. Monz said: Its bringing us up to date with modern times. So much is online now and more people are on their phones and the internet, and we are updating our company to reflect that. The main reason weve done all this is because theres a demand for it in North Devon. Zac added: Youve got Uber in bigger cities, why should we be any different in North Devon? We are just as important and have plenty of people visit the area. It makes us more accessible to customers and for security reasons its a lot more effective. The A1 Taxi Service app is available for iOS users on The App Store and for Android Users via Google Play.