Few years back who would have think that one day you will just tap your smartphone & your driver will pick you up. But now it is reality & making our daily life much easier. Uber is the taxi ordering app used by millions due its outstanding service for people, as well as job opportunities. For riders, The nearest car will pick you up in minutes. Giving drivers & car owners a fair chance to earn money.
Uber is a Smartphone application which was created or developed to connect the passengers and the drivers, driving a vehicle for hire. With this application, the passengers choose the kind of car they are comfortable to ride, they also decide the exact place where they can be picked up and also gives the exact address where they want to be dropped.
The Uber’s driver app also requires the driver to register and create his profile before he starts driving. A location has been sent to the owner so that he can keep an eye on the driver for more transparency. Uber driver also have app access if they can’t go with the passenger for whatsoever reasons.
So everything above you can get in your app if you are planning to launch your own app like Uber. You must be wondering what would be the cost of an App like Uber.
Uber currently operates in 84 countries and over 800 cities providing a 24-hour-per-day on-demand connection between riders and drivers through the Android and iOS app. Both parties are aware of each other’s location and concerns over the car arrival time are no longer topical.
How does Uber work –
Step 1 # Request : The customers requests according to his schedule. Those requests are received by drivers nearby.
Step 2 # Matching : The driver may either accept or reject the ride. If they reject it, the request is sent to another driver.
Step 3 # Ride : The customer tracks the taxi approach and knows the estimated time of arrival.
Step 4 # Payment : Customers can make cash or digital payment.
Step 5 # Ratings : After getting the service a message sent to the customers to share his experience. It helps to enhance the services.
3 Must have components like Uber app –
The customer App
The Driver App
The Admin Web Panel
Key Features of the Customer App –
Registration : Firstly customer have to register himself on the app It can be done via email, phone number & Facebook for the confirmation.
Taxi Booking : Customers can book taxi according to his preferences by entering location, car type & pickup location.
Driver Tracking : It is the feature for users to keep an eye on the driver’s location to see how far he has reached.
Payment : In an app like Uber, multiple payment methods can be done via cash or digital method.
Push Notifications : It is one of the fundamental features of the app which keeps users informed even when they are not using the app. The features also keep users updated about the driver’s arrival time, car details and other important information.
Messaging : If needed customers can directly message to the driver through the application.
Key features of the Driver App –
Status : This features allows admin to check the availability of the drivers on time.
Trip Alert : It provides drivers the ability to see a request by user for accepting or denying the same. It also let them know about the user’s location.
Pop-up messages : This feature is used for getting alerts from the admin side regarding taxi booking information, trip changes, and completion.
Route Optimization and Navigation : It suggests the best route to drivers using Google Maps to avoid traffic so that customer can be dropped on time.
Driver Delivery Reports : The feature provides information regarding trips and earnings on a daily or monthly basis.
Messaging : For calling or texting a user from the application.
Key features of the Admin app –
Locations & fare management
Review driver’s & user’s activities
check ratings & reviews
Promotions & discount management
Integration with Google analytics
Driver & user support
When you make an application like Uber, you create three apps. While every application development company has their own pricing models for making these applications, there is an uncertainty in the cost of building up an ‘Uber-like’ mobile application.
Programming languages for backend –
Node.js, Python, Java, PHP, Ruby on Rails. Another crucial element to any Uber-clone app is GPS. OpenStreetMap/Google Map API for both iOS/Android can be used. Platform-specific tools in this regard for Android could be Google Maps and Google Location Services API. For iOS devices – MapKit or CoreLocation framework.
Technology stack for push notifications is pretty straightforward: Google Firebase for Android, and Apple Push or Google Firebase for iOS phones. For SMS notifications, we can use Twilio or Msg91 for India.
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