From idea to Taxi app in a few months
Inspired by our Canadian customer’s vision to build the first carbon neutral taxi app, we went on to develop and design a customer journey for the best ride. The app lets a passenger choose an environmentally friendly vehicle, review the taxi fare, select the most convenient route, and pay by Visa or Mastercard. This app in on par with other Uber-like solutions.
The idea to build the first sustainable ride-sharing was (and remains) unique. Yet, in our mobile-first age, even the most brilliant idea won’t succeed without an intuitive yet robust mobile app.
Our Canadian partner initiated this idea in 2016, shortly after Toronto’s authorities licensed the rideshare business. At that time, the only existing ride-sharing alternative in the market was Uber. Besides, neither Uber nor any other similar platform offered options to reduce and offset the carbon footprint. On top of that, while the niche that our partner chose was vacant, the sharing economy in Canada was growing in popularity at an increasing rate. Together, all these factors provided fertile ground for the project’s success.
When a customer requests a ride, the driver will be chosen based on their availability in the closest area. If multiple drivers are available in that area, selection will be made on the basis of rating and number of rides provided. If no driver can be found within a specified radius, then an alert is sent to riders to look for a ride in a larger area.
Depending upon riders’ preference, the app facilitates to find the ride with lowest price, closest driver, or number of seats.
Booking history feature allows riders to view past booking, routes taken or marking favorite destinations.
The main menu leads you to different operations, such as visiting your home page, checking the wallet, looking at history, and settings, inviting friends, etc.
At Perfsol, we were inspired by our partner’s vision to turn something as simple as hailing a ride into a collective attempt for a change. That’s why we wanted to ensure the solution would reach its customers while catering to their needs. Here’s how the Android app for the rideshare solution was born.
Based on Kotlin and Android SDK, the app is on par with other Uber-like solutions. Thanks to the user-friendly GEO location search function, it allows passengers to find the nearest drivers, choose the most environmentally friendly vehicle, and select the most convenient route. In addition to that, users can review the fare beforehand and pay by Visa or MasterCard.