People have been hailing taxis since time immemorial. Although it is hard to remember a time without an app where people would be forced to wave or whistle as on going taxis hoping someone would pick them up, this phenomenon exists even today. While the Uber Clone apps of the world have almost eliminated this function, it is still prevalent in areas where people don’t have access to smart phones or the internet.
In this blog post today, we will go into a little detail about the advantages of including the taxi hailing feature in your own uber clone app if you are planning to start your business with it. We will also discuss the nature and scope of the app in terms of business and how it can help you grow.
The Uber Clone App
There are thousands of Uber Clone apps prevalent in the market today. Ever since Uber became the proof of concept, many taxi owners tried to digitize their own business with the help of one app or the other. While most of these apps look and feel alike, it is really the features that make these apps work responsible for the success or failure of the company.
It is important to understand that a large part of the business hinges on the Uber Clone app itself. Therefore it is of critical importance that the app has been created in the most practical and market ready way, using the latest of technology available in the market.
Having said that, it is also to be understood that the market ebbs and flows just like a river. Every new day is like a current that can change its course without warning. This is why; it is imperative that the app has scope for updates and modifications. What you want ultimately, is a practical and simple solution that can help your taxi business grow in the most seamless and hassle free manner.
Talking of hassles
There are two main ‘hassles’ when it comes to taking taxis in the conventional way:
There is always a debate on whether the driver is charging more or the rider is being stingy. Whether the rates are different from those being levied and so on and so forth. This is where; an app can be of great use. Since everything is clearly defined and demarcated, there is no issue about whether or not the prices are accurate.
This means that the price for the ride is pre calculated based on the miles that the rider will be traveling and the area that they will be going to. For example, if the area includes tolls, or parking fee and so on and so forth.
Safety is one of the biggest concerns of the taxi industry. It is a two way threat that lurks everywhere. When a rider hails a taxi, neither the taxi driver not the rider can be certain of their credentials. However, this threat can be eliminated with the help of an app.
Basically, the app requires all service providers to upload their information in the application in order to start taking jobs. That way, the rider can rest assured that the driver has been properly vetted. But what happens when there is no app?
Ride Haling through the Application
In case a user flags down a car without an application and manually requests for a ride, the Uber Clone Taxi app should have a feature that allows the driver to manually create a ride under the HAILED category.
Here he or she can put in the information of the ride, including details such as pick up point, drop location; name of the passenger etc. to make sure that there is a proper data entry. Doing this will also ensure that the GPS of the taxi is enabled and the ride can therefore be tracked.
As a safety feature, this is critical. In today’s world, the only thing that we struggle with is being safe. This is why; adding this feature will assure your users that all kinds of necessary steps towards ensuring the safety of the driver as well as the rider are being taken. And while safety is being taken care of, the app owner gets a commission for the hailed ride as well!
How to purchase the perfect Uber Clone app?
The only way to be absolutely sure that the Uber Clone app that you are investing in has all the features is by testing it. You can short list 3 to 4 Uber Clone apps and then test them all individually by downloading them on to as many devices as you like and then taking them for a trial run. The one that makes most sense to you should be one you settle for.
However, one thing to keep in mind while purchasing your uber clone app is to make sure that you only buy it from a reputed on demand mobile app development company that offers white label services since at least 7 to 9 years.
Their experience in the industry will help you own a fabulous app that is safe, practical and profitable. While you are at it researching about the company and its app, make sure that you check out their previous customer reviews and testimonials to get an idea about their work culture, their past experiences with various clients, the credibility of their app and so on and so forth.
On the whole, unless you have tested the application, you can’t be certain of the quality. Doing a little parallel market research will also help you with growing your own Uber Clone based business with the taxi hailing feature.