Why To? How To? Where To? Cost To? Time To? Build an App like Uber for Your Taxi Business

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Questions! Questions! Questions! Yes, we know. We can hear the startup, entrepreneurs, small business owners, existing taxi business owners mind voice on upgrading or launching their taxi business while looking for suitable solutions to shine in this competitive taxi hailing industry. Starting from why to start the taxi app business to the cost required to make a taxi app, We have covered everything and explained in a precise manner. Hope all your queries will be clarified by reading this blog. Happy reading.

Build an App like Uber for Your Taxi Business

Why to Start a Taxi App Business like Uber?

Uber is a familiar name and everyone knows that it took the taxi industry like a storm. Within years it reached a market cap of $1 billion when many other companies took decades to reach it. After the entry of Uber, many startups followed its model to provide various services. These startups are called Uber for X where X stands for different services that are offered.

The Uber model came as a boon to existing conventional taxi companies who are facing the heat of the taxi startups. Conventional taxi startups found it easy to transform to an on-demand taxi company. They had every reason to embrace the taxi app model.

For startup enthusiasts and entrepreneurs also there are some reasons to choose the taxi app business.

  • Using cabs has become inevitable in many places globally and with a mobile app more no. of people can be covered.
  • The business model is less risky because of the less ownership involved.
  • Easy to start and exit the business

In the taxi app business, you don’t need to own any vehicles instead you attach vehicles along with the drivers to your company. This way you create a lot of self-employment. In any way, it is a win-win situation for both the drivers and owners.

How to Build a Uber-like Taxi App?

Now, the next question for you is how to build the app which is the core of the on-demand taxi business.

Normally there are two approaches for the taxi app development.

Developing from scratch

This method involves hiring developers and following a bottom-up approach. You literally create the app from nothing. Obviously, the cost required is very much higher. You have to spend somewhere between 20,000 USD to 40,000 USD. UI/UX design, testing, and deployment are done by a separate developer team.

The time frame to complete the app development can take months. This approach is suitable if you don’t have to worry about the cost. But, more than 80% of the startups are bootstrapped and for them developing the app from scratch is not recommended.

Purchasing a Readymade App clone script

App clone scripts are pre-built solutions which can be customized to be used for your taxi business.

The app clone scripts contain all the basic features of a taxi app. The cost of it is drastically lower than what it takes to develop from scratch. So, the app clone script is a perfect choice for bootstrapping startups. Many software solution providers have app clone script for taxi app business.

Advantages of using clone scripts apart from cost:

  • The app is completely customizable and flexible.
  • Many software providers develop Uber app clone script so a lot of options are available.
  • Easy to test and deploy.

Where to get the Best Taxi App Clone Script?

I assume that you have selected the clone script approach for the taxi app solution. Now you have to select the best solution provider. There are some factors to take into account for selecting the best clone script provider.

Technology Stack

The taxi app is made both in Android and iOS. Inevitably, the development company should be highly skilled in both these platforms. PHP is mostly used for web app development. For database management, it is Firebase and MongoDB. Apart from that MySQL, GraphQL, and PostgreSQL are used to update/revive data in the database. React for from-end development and Node.js for back-end development.

The above list is the most common technology stack for a taxi app development and so it is not exhaustive. Make sure your software development partner is an expert in the technology stack used in taxi app.

Communication

During app development, the software company should allow ideas, suggestions, and information to flow from all sides. What I mean here is that the business owners should also be allowed to be involved in the making of the app and obviously not on the technical side.

Testing and deployment

A good development company should rigorously test the app after each process and deploy the solution seamlessly. Post-sale assistance is a must for taxi app business.

User experience and security

This is the most important of all. The development company should focus on delivering a solution that gives outstanding user experience.

A lot of user data and payment details are stored in the taxi app database. This data should not be vulnerable and the app development firm must use utmost security features to avoid any data breach.

Tech advancements

Artificial intelligence, machine learning, Internet of Things, deep learning, and blockchain are some of the latest tech advancement of the 21st century. They have a very good application in the on-demand market, especially in taxi app business.

Enhanced driver safety system, payment fraud detection, route optimization, drunk rider detection, etc are some of the latest tech applications.

All said these are the fundamental things you should look in the best app development company.

SpotnRides is one of the leading Uber-like taxi app clone script which is made using the latest technology stack. All the other factors are also taken into account in the making of SpotnRides.

The SpotnRides solution is highly flexible in the sense that it can be customized to suit any on-demand business services.

Now that you may have finalized SpotnRides taxi app solution. Let me explain in detail about the cost and time to complete our taxi app solution.

Cost of SpotnRides Taxi App Solution

The pre-built script of SpotnRides is priced at 1999 USD. This cost does not include extra customization and feature adding. We also give post-sale technical assistance for a nominal fee and any minor issues are solved free of cost.

The quality of SpotnRides is always a notch higher than our competitors and for the price we give our solution, it is definitely worth it.

Time to Develop Taxi App Solution from SpotnRides

We had already spent a lot of time in developing the SpotnRides solution. So, we don’t need to spend any more time on development. Still, for customization and deployment, it takes some time depending on the type of customization.

On the whole, it won’t take more than a month to deploy the complete taxi app solution.

I hope that your doubts and questions regarding the taxi app business from start to finish is cleared. If you have selected SpotnRides solution for your taxi app solution then, I assure you that you have made the right decision.

The SpotnRides team is open to provide any queries regarding the solution and our executive team is available 24/7. Read more about SpotnRides in our blog. You can also WhatsApp us or drop a message directly to hello@spotnrides.com.

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Steven

I am working as a Senior product developer and have developed and delivered Web and Mobile products for numerous clients.

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