Paresh Sagar

How to Build a Taxi App like Uber: Simple Steps


The revolution of transportation has been too much contingent since the early days. And as the day passed a new way of transportation invented and made human life easier.

Who would have thought that going from one places to other place would become one touch away?

Well, until the advent of the Uber, we all thought it to be a daydream. The revolution in technology, especially mobile technology has made our life easy with on-demand apps for food, grocery, transportation, and much more.

The taxi business like Uber, Ola, and Lyft and others have changed the way we commute.

If you are looking for having one such start-up, then this blog is definitely for you.

But Before that; It’s important to consider how Uber itself is performing.

What do statistics say?

=> Uber works in about 632 cities around 78 countries.

=> The ridesharing company has 75 million active users which are expected to rise around 539.49 million by 2021.

=> According to the report of CrunchBase, the firm has total funding of $242 billion.

Well, looking at the statistics it looks like a safe bet to invest in one such startup idea. But do you know which features are making Uber the world most used ride-hailing app? Do you know how much does it cost?

Let’s proceed & discuss all the factors before starting your own Company.

Essential App Features you Must Include in the App

1. Geo-location

This the prime feature that allows the driver to locate a path that drives to the customer after the customer’s booking. Same can be applied to the customers. They can also see on the map and find where exactly their driver is and how much time will it take to arrive at their location.

2. Push Notification

Push notification allows the rider to know about the driver and its car. By knowing the drivers’ and cars’ information the rider can avoid any forgery happened in the form of fake driver.

While the user is waiting for the ride the push notification lets users know the car make, registration number, and photo of the driver.

3. In-App Payments

Providing multiple payment options like a credit card, debit cards, e-wallet helps the user to easily pay for their ride. In addition, various gift cards & coupon codes give discounts to customers.

4. Reviews & Rating

If you want your app to be credible, then you must include customers review in your app. It helps other customers to know who the driver was with them and how he served through the whole ride.

Hence, this feature will allow customers to rate and comment about the driver.

Other than these mentioned features you may wanna dd some other features like:

Listing for the preferred driver, so that customers can have a list of their favorite drivers.

Advance Booking: This is the handy feature you must not miss out including in your app. This feature helps you schedule your ride so that you can set the time window and book the ride.

Here is the List of the Features you must Include to Make Your App Successful.

1. Passenger App

- Pick up & Destination address

- Real-time Cab tracking

- Vehicle options

- Estimated arrival time

- Scheduled Booking & confirmation

- SOS (Save the soul) emergency

- Automated receipts

- Driver details, rating, & reviews

Driver App

- GPS

- Scheduled booking

- Automated e-receipt

- Automatic fare calculation

- SOS contacts

- Route selection

- Rider comments & rating

Admin App

- Driver & passenger management

- Complaint management

- Vehicle & trip management

- Revenue Management

- Billing & Invoicing

- Driver commission

- Geo-location boundary setting

What are some takeaways that you should consider while developing an app like Uber?

If you want an edge over your competitor, then you must take care below mentioned factors.

1. Make it Simpler

The success of any taxi booking applies in its simplicity. The more your app is simple to operate & easy to navigate the number of people can use your app.

2. Solving users’ Problem

As Uber helped people to travel more leisurely with just one push button. You should always try to help riders by helping them by saving time, in a budget ride. Your app is bound to get success.

3. Decrease Infrastructural Requirements

One thing that is common among Uber, Ola, and Lyft is their simple infrastructure which allows them to cut their overhead costs. These kinds of infrastructures allow companies to adapt to changing business growth.

Conclusion:

Are you ready to develop your start-up? Consider building a simple and scalable model for your business like Uber, Ola, and Lyfts. Then, you must also develop an app that meets the needs of your customers.

What are your views on this blog? Comments are welcome.

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