A MOBILE app for taxis held a succesful launch at Lakeside on Saturday.

Eyesafe, a company in Grays, had developed an app for customers to book taxis, provided by local firms.

The public got the opportunity to meet the team and see what they were all about and had fun with VR games, face painting and three lucky winners won prizes with their launch competition.

The event was branded a success, with over 360 downloads on the day.

A spokesman for the company said: “We had a great response from the public who felt the same way about having a need for an app to connect to their local taxi in a much safer environment.”