Home > Case-study > Ride Sharing App DevelopmentOn-demand Car Sharing App Development in the USAWe have designed and developed an on-demand ride-sharing app for the USA-based taxi startup. glspY acts as a bridge between a driver & a passenger, enabling them to book the cab in a few clicks. Want to develop a taxi booking solution? Consult Us Today Client From USASolution We Developed UI/UX Design, App Development, QAYear 2017 – 2018Platform iOS, Android and WebAbstract of On-demand Car Sharing App Based in Virginia, the USA, our client wanted to develop an on-demand taxi app like Uber that allows people in Virginia to book a cab from one place to another with just a few clicks on the screen. Considering his requirements, we designed and developed ride-sharing app that made it easy for Virginia people to book a ride anytime and anywhere. This online taxi app solution comes with the most unique concept of ride-sharing, so people who are daily driving from the same route for their office or any other work can share their availability in the driver’s app and take rides of the same route. For example, if one user is daily going from point A to point B route and he wants to share his ride with another person, who is also going in the same direction, he can share his availability in the app. Moreover, this custom taxi app solution is completely safe and secure as it performs intensive background checks on drivers before they drive for this taxi app solution. To run background checks, this cab booking app uses a third-party company to ensure that drivers are meeting the state and national safety standards and protecting both of their drivers and riders. Our Client and His Requirements Based in Ashburn, Virginia, USA, our client is an entrepreneur and running multiple companies in USA. Being an entrepreneur, he noticed that a lot of people in Ashburn are still facing problems while booking a ride or taxi from one place to another. Observing this problem, he came with an idea to develop a taxi booking app for people in Ashburn. So, he started looking for the mobile app development company that has expertise in taxi app development. While searching on Google, our client found us and instantly approached us with an idea to develop taxi app like Uber. When he contacted us, he was very clear about his idea and had a clear vision for his taxi startup or business. He wanted to develop one such taxi app that connects riders and drivers in Ashburn so that riders don’t face any problem while riding from one place to another.How We Proceeded Ahead After studying his requirements to develop ride sharing app, our sales representative instantly understood his project and its needs as we have already developed over 50 apps like Uber and Lyft. So, our business team without wasting any time prepared WBS (Work Breakdown Structure) to give project deliverables and work that needs to be completed in a project. We suggested our client to develop a complete car sharing app solution, including rider’s app, driver’s app, and admin panel for both platforms (iOS and Android). We prepared a complete list of features that we were about to integrate in the app and got it verified by our client. Impressed by the list, he asked us to proceed ahead. Now, let’s have a look at the features we integrated. Planning to connect riders and drivers in real-time with ride sharing app?Connect with our technical experts now for a complete taxi booking solution and automate your business process in a single platform. Connect With Our Taxi App Expert NowTop Features We Integrated into this Ride Sharing AppRider’s AppDriver’s AppAdmin Panel Sign-up The rider’s app has an easy-to-follow sign-up process, allowing riders to sign-up in the app easily. By following a step-by-step process, riders can fill the required information to register in the app successfully.Track a ride After booking a ride, the rider can track the driver and know his whereabouts and estimated arrival time through tracking technologies. The rider can constantly track the driver and check his real-time location.Preferred driver Another useful feature in the rider’s app is the preferred driver that allows riders to mark any driver as preferred one so that next time, the request goes to the preferred driver if he is in the same vicinity.Schedule a ride Using this feature in the Uber-like app for riders, riders can schedule a trip as per their preferred time and date. They can schedule the ride in advance so that they don’t have to wait in the middle of the road and call a taxi.SOS functionality The taxi booking app for riders comes with an SOS functionality, allowing riders to add up to 5 contacts so that they can activate it in case of an emergency. The added contacts will get a text message with the rider’s location.Secure payment modes There are multiple payment options in the rider’s app, allowing riders to make payment through credit/debit card, e-wallet, net banking and cash. Riders can choose any mode as per their convenience. Accept or reject request The driver’s app has a feature of accepting or rejecting a request, allowing drivers to accept and reject requests as per their availability and convenience. With just a single click, drivers can accept or reject the request; however, they need to ensure that they don’t reject requests constantly.Trip history Drivers can check and manage trip history where they can also use it to check their completed, ongoing, and canceled trips with complete details like pick-up & drop-off location, total received amount, payment mode, and reviews and ratings, fare price.Route selection There are two different options in the cab drivers app including Google Maps and Waze Map. From both the suggested routes, the driver can choose the best and shortest route suggested by these options and avoid traffic jams and be at the pickup location at the specified time.SOS contacts The ride-sharing app for drivers comes with SOS contacts feature, allowing drivers to save up to 5 contact numbers as emergency contacts. In case of emergency, they can activate SOS functionality and the added contacts will receive a text with the driver’s current location.Rating and review The driver app has a rating and review feature, allowing drivers to check their received ratings and reviews from riders. It also offers drivers to give comments, ratings, and share their reviews for riders.My Earnings The taxi drivers can manage their total earnings by week, month, and year. He can track earnings that he has earned, whether it is through cash, card, and net banking. In fact, he can also track total performed jobs in a particular month. Manage all the riders The admin of the business can easily manage all the riders, be it active and deactivated. Under one section, the admin can check all the riders with information like name, contact and bank details and other useful information. It is easy to block and unblock any rider.View active rides This feature allows the admin to check all the active riders, rides history that they can search by area, name and location. They can track all the rides with just one simple click.Manage Drivers With just one click, the admin can manage all the drivers whether they are active, deactivate, pending approval or remove account. All the drivers with their information like background check and license will be available in this section.View earnings This feature allows the admin of the business to view and check total earnings. They can check earnings, by week, month and quarterly and create a complete report on it.View heat map The admin can check the heat map in the desktop panel and check all the areas, where demand of rides is high. They can also view demand-based areas that hire for rides.Unique Feature We Have Integrated Into This Ride Sharing App The most unique concept of this taxi app solution is ride sharing for general people. Yes, this feature allows people to share their ride with riders and earn some money between going office and workplace. To give you more clear idea about this feature, let’s take an example. If one user is daily going from point A to point B and he wants to share his daily rides with riders, he can easily do it using driver’s app. He just needs to enter his route and daily timings and the rider, who is going in the same direction, can book a shared ride with him. Considered as the most useful feature for general public and riders, this feature helps rider to save money whereas the person can earn extra money by sharing a ride. Designing the Ride Sharing AppWhen it came to designing such a sharing and carpooling app, we designed it keeping certain criteria in mind.User-Friendly Navigation When it comes to a transport app, it is very essential to create intuitive functionality. The people booking cabs are always in a hustle of reaching somewhere, so we had to keep the features seamlessly integrated with each other so that they can navigate easily in the app.Simple User Interface To develop commute apps Lyft, Curb, Juno, we had to design a simple UI that can clearly state each and every feature and in-app navigational directions. So, we decided to design the most minimalistic and simpler app design.Enhanced User Experience For better ride sharing services like Uber and Lyft, we decided to enhance user experience with particular features.Shared /Private Ride This feature allows users with more opportunities online. If they click on a shared ride, they can share car or request a ride with other riders whereas a private ride allows them for a solo trip.Secure Payment Modes Multiple payment options that allow riders to pay online through credit card/debit card, e-wallet, or cash. They can choose any mode as per their convenience. There are no chances of surge pricing. Users can easily know the fares cost estimation or money to travel in a particular area or vicinity.View Active Rides This feature is particularly designed for the admin to check the current status of rides and monitor the business by tracking rides just by a click. As third party providers, it helps to meet the rush hour commutes and seamless transportation system to the passengers.Manage Users Admin can create sub-admins to give limited access and can define the rights for sub-admins to manage different things. This also helps in 24 hours of customer support. It helps to stand out as a transportation network company and be among the best ride-sharing apps service providers in the city.Security Of The Users As a ride service, for better customer service we provided the user’s phone number verification via OTP. To generate such functionality a complex algorithm was set in the app and the feature was made accessible by placing the navigational buttons at the right places for the users to book ride-sharing services easily.Technology StackObjectiveCSwiftKotlinFlutterApp ScreensResultsCompleted Over 5K Rides This influencer marketing app has a network of over 5K influencers, allowing them to connect with different brands and participate in campaigns.Over 2K Drivers There are over 10K brands and agencies that are launching different campaigns for influencers. All these are registered brands and agencies that launch a campaign on a regular basis.Automated Taxi Operations This native Android app for influencer marketers has successfully completed over 15k campaigns, connecting brands, and influencers. Want to manage an entire taxi business in a single platform?Talk to our experts now for the complete car sharing app solution that takes your business to the next level. 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