There is not much idea about the development of an on-demand taxi app like Uber for outsiders. For entrepreneurs and businessman, who wants to venture into the app-based taxi business would definitely approach an app development firm for their business. Of course, many solution providers have readymade Uber-like apps. Before buying the solution, it would be imperative for the users to have a brief idea about how the app is made.
Below I have tried to present the app development process as a case study. I have explained everything from customer requirements to deployment.
To develop a complete on-demand taxi app solution one needs to develop the following applications.
Since multiple apps are required, the development stages involve is also multiple. So, the clients should work hand in hand with the solution providers to get the best result.
Customer’s requirement from a firm
Normally, clients approach the development company for an innovative taxi app solution like Uber. The app should be suited to meet local requirements and cultural diversity. The request will be for iOS and Android platforms. Although they need something like Uber, most of the time they ask for something more than what Uber offers.
Transparency: The problem with conventional taxi is that starting from booking to final payment, everything is not transparent. So, the clients expect that a taxi app should bring in all the transparency.
Efficient and effective booking: The cab booking app should work in a way that it should take only minutes to book and take the ride. The clients wanted the app to reduce the troubles of both riders and drivers by providing an interactive and easy-to-use medium for booking taxis.
Developing the app is not without any challenges. Although we replicate some part of the Uber app, clients expect the app to be more innovative and different from the original app. Some of the challenges faced by the developers are:
Communication with clients
The solution provider communicates regularly using the business team. During the development phase, frequent calls and messages are made to the clients via Skype or phone call.
During the testing phase, the client is made to involve along with the testing team. Bugs and flaws during testing are timely sorted out and further testing is carried out. The client is intimated at each point of developing the app to maintain the utmost transparency.
An integrated approach to development
In order to ensure that the client’s request is successfully met, the development company should do the following.
After closely working with the client and the technical team with so much understanding, teamwork, and good communication, the app development firm presents the client with an app that helps the client achieve greater profit in the taxi business.
Our final app helps the client in the following way.