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What is Uber?
Uber offers vehicles for hire, food delivery, package delivery, couriers, freight transportation, and, through a partnership with Lime, electric bicycle and motorized scooter rental. The company is based in San Francisco and has operations in over 900 metropolitan areas worldwide. It is one of the largest providers in the gig economy and is also a pioneer in the development of self-driving cars.
Uber is estimated to have over 110 million monthly active users worldwide. In the United States, Uber has a 67% market share for ride-sharing and a 24% market share for food delivery. Uber has been so prominent in the sharing economy that the changes in industries as a result of it have been referred to as uberisation, and many startups have described their products as “Uber for X”.
The History of Uber
Following a beta launch in May 2010, Uber’s services and mobile app officially launched in San Francisco in 2011. Originally, the application only allowed users to hail a black luxury car and the price was 1.5 times that of a taxi. In February 2010, Ryan Graves became the first Uber employee.
Book a ride for now or later
The “book now or later” feature enables you to book the ride, which is the primary feature that your Uber-clone app should incorporate. With the booking feature, the users can easily get their rides and travel with ease from one place to another. With the book later feature, users can easily book their rides for a future trip.
Real-time tracking of driver
When users are in the unknown regarding their driver, they feel very frustrated. This can lower the user’s satisfaction level and also affect their overall experience of traveling in your cab. The best way to deal with this situation is to include the real-time tracking feature into your app with the help of GPS integration.
Allow others to follow ride in real-time
Safety comes first for any person, and the riders always feel safe when they can share their ride details with someone close to them. If you allow for the feature in your Uber-clone app, then you have won over your audience’s trust. The idea is to allow someone else to keep an eye on the route taken by the driver, and also let someone know if you have reached home safely or not.
Multiple payment options
Not everyone is comfortable paying via cash or card for the ride they take. Some riders don’t carry cash while, a few others are wary of sharing their card details in the application. The best way to make it easy for the riders is to include multiple payment options, and allow the rider to select from the different options available.
A regular Uber rider who takes the Uber rides for their office comes across several drivers, and after a point, they start having preferences based on their experience with the drivers. The app should also allow the users to choose their preferred drivers as that would help them be the owner of the choice and will give your business an added advantage.
Add multiple drop-off points
Traveling with friends? Each of you lives in different locations along the same route? Allow the user to select multiple drop-off points on your app, thus making their life easy. When you are booking your ride, make sure to add the multiple stops that the driver will have to make along the route. This can be added to the destination itself. Trip history
Want to know ride details, including how you were charged? Want to know how much you have spent on the Uber rides? Need to know details of your past route including the driver details and other such things? Well, the trip history feature is an important aspect of your Uber-clone app.
In-app chat or call option
There will be times when the user would want to connect with the driver to know their whereabouts or to direct them. in some cases, the user would want to chat with the support team. The in-app chat or call feature helps them with these things. In fact, if the driver faces trouble finding the address, then they can make the call or chat with the customer and find out the details or get the directions.
In case you are going to choose the same destinations in the future, then instead of typing the same destination again and again, you should save the destinations. This will help you book your rides and manage them faster. Including this feature enriches the overall booking experience that your rider gets with the app.
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