E Scooter App Development: 3 Unconventional Solutions Provided by Bird and Lime Scooter Apps for the Transport Industry

Are you an e scooter rental business or startup or an electric scooter company? Are you wondering about e scooter app development? If yes, then this blog is for you. If no, you must read still read the blog and start thinking about getting an app for your business. Here, we have curated 3 problems and how e-scooter apps have solved them in unconventional ways. We have illustrated with the help of the top e-scooter apps in the market- Bird (recently valued at $2.5 billion USD) and Lime app.

Calling a cab for long distances is reasonable. If someone wants to travel a few blocks, cabs are expensive and walking is a dread. 

E scooters and bikes are the most convenient ways to travel in such situations. E-scooters and bike rentals thrive on such customers and the number of such customers is not small. This ride-sharing economy is flourishing.

Don’t believe us? Take a look at these numbers.

Shedding Some Light on Important Statistics

  • According to Grand View Research, global electric scooters market size was valued at USD 17.43 billion in 2018 and is expected to witness an annual growth rate of 8.5% till 2030.
  • Revenue streams are estimated to exceed expenses by approximately70 USD cents per typical 18-minute ride in 2019.
  • According to research by Morningstar, the overall revenue for the e-scooter rental industry is going to rise by 21% amounting to nearly $5 billion including countries like U.S., Canada, Latin America, and Europe.

Among these scooter rental apps, Bird and Lime scooter apps are the most famous ones.

Let’s see how they are doing in this ride-sharing market.

  • The Bird app is the pioneering on-demand e scooter app.
  • As reported by TechCrunch, it raised $275 million in Series D funding round led by CDPQ and Sequoia Capital. 
  • Now, this scooter sharing app is valued at $2.5 billion USD and the business is now valued at $548M. 
  • Lime app is the top escooter app in Canada, it ranks number 15 among all apps of travel and local category apps in Canada.
  • You can also see the number of monthly installs of both these apps in the graph. There is a constant rise in the installations of these apps. 

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Source: SensorTower

Let us now see how these e scooter rental apps have solved 3 diverse problems in the transportation industry.

How E Scooter App Development like Lime and Bird Solved these 3 Problems in the Transportation Industry

  1. The problem of pollution

    Each business needs a digital footprint to stay trendy which is done by having an advanced-feature rich app. But, most businesses also leave a carbon footprint. It is almost impossible to have zero carbon footprint but it can be reduced. 

    When it comes to car-sharing apps, the pollution factor is huge and so is the carbon footprint. E-scooter sharing apps and in turn scooter rentals, on the other hand, have a negligible carbon footprint. 

    As climate change has become excessively prevalent, it is now the duty of all people to take strict steps to change it. E-scooters do not consume fuel like other transport vehicles and hence their use should be propagated.

    Whether you’re an environmentalist startup, you should go for electric scooter apps or bike rental apps as they can definitely help in curbing pollution.

  2. Key and parking issues

    Both Bird and Lime app do not use the old fashioned keys for their scooters anymore. The customers just need to scan a QR code specific for their ride and get going.

    This saves the trouble for the previous rider to handover the key to the next rider. There is no need to be concerned about the safe-keeping of the keys.

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    Source: Lime App

    Other transit apps like car-sharing apps also face problems with vehicle or fleet management. The main issue revolves around parking the car at the right place. There is almost always a shortage of space.

    E scooters can be parked even in the smallest of spaces. Docking an e-scooter in a space is as easy as riding it. E-scooters are therefore very convenient for the riders as well as owners.

    Escooter apps like Lime and Bird have thus solved the issues of losing keys and parking issues.

  3. Budget constraints

    If a person doesnt need to travel too far or is on budget constraints, e-scooters act like a saviour for them. These are very affordable for short distances that are still too long to be walked.

    E-scooter charges are fairly reasonable and could be easily paid for by the riders that need a quick and cheap transport.

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    Source: Bird App

    Even for the owners, the investments are not as much as they would be for a taxi-hailing or motor bike-sharing services. A small investment can generate more profit in comparison.

    E scooters are environment-friendly as well as pocket-friendly. Lime and Bird apps are thus also solving the problems related to budget constraints. 

Ready to Dive into E Scooter App Development?

We hope that by reading this article, you must now have a clear idea about how e scooters are revolutionizing the transport industry. With growing environmental consciousness, e scooter renting apps are going to a booming industry.

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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.