Want to Make a Ride-Hailing App Like Grab? Don’t forget 3 Tips from Grab App (Soon to Invest $500 Million in Vietnam)

Are you planning build a taxi app like Grab? Well, Good News! You have found just the blog that you should be reading. We had a chat with your taxi app consultants and discussed about how Grab made its mark in this competetive marketplace. Here, we have curated this discussion into 3 important tips that you should keep in mind while getting into taxi app development.

The daily activity that detracts most from happiness is commuting. – David Brooks

The above statement is changing slowly. People had to look for taxis early in the morning when they were sometimes already late. Now, all they need is a ride-hailing app and their ride is just a few clicks away.

Booking a taxi has never been easier. Take out your phone, open a taxi booking app and just a few minutes later a cab picks you up from wherever you want. One such app that took the market by storm is the Grab app.

Grab started as a ride-hailing company and now is more than that. It is a “super app” that acts like a food delivery app, payment app and an app to get insurance products, loans among others. 

Here in this blog, our focus will be the taxi booking functionality and tips that you should “grab” for your own taxi app development.

Before discussing tips, let’s get to know a little bit about the Grab app.

Grab- The Super App

  • Grab app was founded by Anthony Tan and Tan Hooi Ling (both are Harvard alumni) in June 2012. 
  • It was launched as MyTeksi with an initial grant of US$ 25,000 from Harvard Business school and Anthony Tan’s personal capital.
  • It is the first decacorn (valuation over $10 billion) of Singapore, it has raised over $14 billion in funding till now.
  • Grab app has over 100 million users on Google PlayStore alone.

Impressive, isn’t it? It is now time to tell you about the much-awaited tips for ride-sharing app development. 

3 Tips to Build a Taxi App Like Grab and Grow Your Taxi Business

  1. Integrate easy-to-use features

    Any app is built to make everyday tasks easier for people. Booking a taxi should be a smooth experience if you want them to keep using your rideshare app. It is only natural to build a taxi booking app with user-friendly features. 

    If you wish to build a taxi app like Grab you could integrate features that help the user to book a taxi in as few steps as possible. Users of the Grab app need to just put pick-up and drop-off location details. In fact, the app also identifies the current location of the user and finds the nearest driver to assign to a user.

    We, being a taxi app development company, have developed a lot of taxi dispatch apps. We always suggest our clients have a GPS tracking feature in their app. The users can keep track of the driver’s location and share their journey details with others for their safety.

  2. Think of the customers

    One thing that our taxi app consultant observed about the Grab app is that the makers take the customer service quite seriously. They understand that every customer has unique requirements. 

    This is why they provide an option to take a premium car, travel solo or with a group of two or three. Even you could provide options to the users if they want a bike, car or taxi. They also make sure that all their drivers are trained professionals.

    Grab app users can use the feature of GrabChat even when they are travelling overseas. This makes commuting in foreign countries a cakewalk. The users can also use the same app in 8 Sout East Asian countries of Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, Philippines, Cambodia and Myanmar.

    When you plan on developing an Uber alternative or make an app like Uber for your business, do make sure that you believe the philosophy of “Customer is King”.

  3. Expanding the business gradually

    Starting with a small business doesn’t mean it will stay that way. You should slowly work towards expanding the business. 

    The reason Grab is among the best rideshare apps in the world is because of gaining investments one at a time and proving its worth. The project started with a grant of $25000 and now the company is valued at $14 billion.

    In fact, recently it was reported that Grab is soon going to invest $500 million in order to expand in Vietnam. This comes after the announcement of investing $2 billion to expand in Indonesia.

    On-demand taxi apps and carpooling apps have always helped taxi businesses to grow. 

    We are a taxi booking app development company and we have seen a lot of our clients grow their businesses with taxi business ideas. 

    So these were a few tips recommended by our taxi app consultant to help you build a taxi app like Grab. When you plan on your ridesharing apps, do not miss out on these. 

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Wrapping Up

We hope that this blog has given you some useful tips and pointers in order to build a taxi app like Grab. it is now time to do the required and start to give shape to your idea. 

To do this you don’t just need a mobile app development company but also a partner who understands your needs and requirements just like you. This only comes with experience.

We are a leading iOS and Android app development company based in Canada. We have experience in developing seamlessly running performance-driven apps for all platforms (Web, Android and iOS)

If you plan to build an app like Uber and need to hire taxi app developers, you can contact us. If you have any queries related to app development cost and timeline, feel free to schedule a 30-min free consultation with our expert. 

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Author Bio
Rakesh Patel
Rakesh Patel
Designation: Co-founder and CEO of Space-O Technologies

Mr. Rakesh Patel is a Founder and CEO of Space-O Canada. He has 28 years of IT experience in business strategies, operations & information technology. He has expertise in various aspects of business like project planning, sales, and marketing, and has successfully defined flawless business models for the clients. A techie by mind and a writer at heart, he has authored two books – Enterprise Mobility: Strategy & Solutions and A Guide To Open311.