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Getting Behind The Scenes Of An Uber Clone App

by Ritesh Patil co-founder & Blogger
It will not be wrong to say that technology is one the pillars that has driven the success of Uber in the last few years. By wholeheartedly embracing technology into its operational model, Uber has been able to serve customers in an innovative yet satisfactory manner, thus changing its fortunes across the globe. The feats of Uber taxi booking app have naturally spawned an entire new industry of taxi sharing business that seeks to replicate the success of the world’s largest taxi company.

If you too are looking to get an Uber clone taxi booking app developed, keep in mind that it is an Uber ‘clone’, i.e. it has to have all the essential features and complex algorithms. This is the closest you can come to experiencing the immense customer loyalty and the following that Uber currently enjoys. Here are some points to keep in mind when getting behind the scenes of developing an Uber clone script. These insights are collated based on our experience of providing Uber clone app in the form of Taxi Pulse and should help you in taking your taxi app business ahead.

Business architecture
It is worth knowing that the Uber app is basically two different applications bundled into one single solution. These are the passenger app and the driver app. The driver app provides the necessary functionalities to track his passenger, monitor earnings, and manage bookings allotted to him/ her. The passenger app helps users to book a ride, interact with drivers, and rate their journeys. Isolating these two features and keeping them exclusive and appealing is core to a great experience at both ends – the driver as well as the user.

Sign up made easy
The user needs to have personalized and secure user authentication through the Uber clone script. The sign in or new user sign up needs to be simplified for both drivers as well as users.

Notification
Push notifications is an important KPI for the driver side in a taxi booking software. It helps the driver to see the rides allotted to him at a given point of time so that he can respond promptly and thus avoid inconvenience to the passenger waiting for him. Alerts can also be sent out to users about upcoming discounts or offers on rides available in their city.

Payments
Deploying an app in a real time business environment needs accurate pricing calculation and payment option. This is a crucial function and central to the success of the entire Taxi Booking App business. Providing fare estimates and notifying users about surge pricing at the time of booking are key factors to make the entire ride process a transparent one.

Location precision
Having accurate location is key to ensuring that the driver reaches the passenger on time and thus enhance the overall ride experience. However, we have seen many cases where Maps integration is not precise enough leading to unnecessary delays in back and forth in passenger trying to spell out the exact location where the cab driver needs to come. Such glitches need to be managed on time and appropriately so that the user doesn’t face hassles in availing of the cab booked through the taxi booking app.

Ride sharing
A key success criterion that has emerged recently is the ease with which passengers can share their rides with others. The app should provide the best possible ride experience with a fair and just allocation of fellow passengers using at least the nearby routes if not plying on the exact route. This ensures the shortest distance covered or dropping off passengers.

App management
With 77% of Daily Active Users falling out within 3 days of app installation, user retention is the key to your app’s success. Having an easy to understand device agnostic interface with convenience built into every single element in the taxi booking app will help bring down this number substantially.

On the face of it, developing an Uber clone script for your very own app may look daunting. This is precisely why you shouldn’t treat this as a DIY project, but rather enlist the assistance of professionals. This way, you can ensure that your investment yields the right outcomes with your very own taxi booking app that runs as well as the Uber app.


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About Ritesh Patil Advanced   co-founder & Blogger

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