This article covers how to book a trip with Whim from start to finish, using the Journey Planner. There are three different ways in which one may plan a journey: by using the "Enter your destination" button in the Home view, by using "Favorite places" or by selecting the Taxi button under the Whim button.
- Planning a journey using the "Enter your destination" button
- Planning a journey using Favourites
- Planning a taxi journey using the Whim Button
Planning a journey using the "Enter your destination" button
Press "Enter your destination" button in the Home view (Fig.1). This opens the Journey Planner. Your current location is pre-filled as your departure location into the "enter your starting point" (the starting point maybe edited by tapping the field and entering the desired address).
(Fig.1) Home view
After pressing the button, "Plan journey" view is opened (Fig.2).
(Fig.2) Plan journey view (From Helsinki) Plan journey view (From Antwerp)
Your current location is pre-filled as "starting point", just "enter your destination" (Fig.2).
Once the starting point and destination are correctly filled, journey options will appear (Fig.3).
(Fig.3) Journey options (From Helsinki) Journey options (From Antwerp)
Tap on one of the options that suit you to view the full itinerary and the journey on the map (Fig.3). Tap on start trip. Tap on each leg of the journey to zoom in on that part of the journey on the map.
*NOTE: Tapping the "<" or “>” button will either take you to the next or previous page.
(Fig.4) Full trip itinerary (From Helsinki) Full trip itinerary (From Antwerp)
If desired, the ”Leave right now” field can be modified. Click “Leave right now”. Then edit the “Leave by” or “Arrive at” fields to match the time that suits you and click “Done”. Journey options will then appear.
(Fig.5) Edit the time to start the journey
When your ticket activates, it will show as an active trip on your home page. To open the active ticket, tap on the ticket symbol on the top right
(Fig.6) Active trip (From Helsinki) Active trip (From Antwerp)
Planning a journey using Favourites
Click on one of the Favourites from the Home view to open up the Plan Journey view and follow the above steps (Fig.7).
*NOTE: The default 'starting point’ is 'destination point. So, any Favorite place you select will be taken as the destination address.
(Fig.7) Adding favorites
Planning a taxi journey using the Whim Button
Tap on the Whim Button (Fig. 8) Then tap the Taxi button, which will open the Taxi route planner.
(Fig.8) Whim Wheel home page
In a similar manner as in the "Plan journey" view, a taxi may be taken from the current location, or the current location may be changed by entering the pickup address manually or selecting it from the map.
Next, either enter the address of the destination, select from your Favorite places or choose your destination from the map - there will be a prompt to "Set drop off address".
(Fig.9) Enter the address
You can choose your preferred taxi provider from the options displayed. Proceed to order a taxi by tapping on “Request Taxi” (Fig.10 ).
(Fig.10) Request taxi