Gone are those days when you needed to stand in a queue, waiting for your taxi? It’s the 21st century and it is also called the digital age. The taxi company Uber has revived the dull taxi industry by launching its taxi dispatch software. With the help of this application, you can easily pick your ride. You can choose your ride just by the help of a few clicks.
As soon as they launched their mobile application, people realized the importance of it. Now the transportation is smooth and transactions are cashless. Minimizing the difficulties during the ride which you face.
Taxi Booking Software And Applications
As people all around the world are using these kinds of applications. All of this became possible due to taxi software development for smartphones. It is one of the best methods to connect transportation with people. It makes people feel that they are in charge and they can book whenever they want just by some clicks.
The smartphone application development companies are nowadays connecting every utility to people’s smartphones. Taxi application development is also a great example of that. This consists of the live interaction of drivers and users who want to book taxis on the taxi dispatch software or applications.
You might be thinking that these applications just book your ride and it should be very simple for them. Well for the users, this process is very simple and fast. But deep down in the interface of the application many more things are running. Many such complex processes are running in the background which makes the user experience very fast.
For knowing the whole concept of the taxi development process, you must know the working of the taxi booking software in depth. A complete analysis of the application shall give you an idea about taxi development.
How Does Taxi Booking Software Work?
Well, the user interface of such software is very user-friendly and simple. You shall have to download the application on your smartphone and then install it. Let’s discuss each step in detail for both passengers and drivers so that you should get a clear idea.
After the installation of the application users should register in the application. There are many ways of registering in the application. You can choose to register via your number or your email address. You can also just sign in with the help of your Facebook account. This process is necessary for the taxi company to keep a record of your data.
- Search Taxis For Your Desired Location
As soon after registration, the application shall ask for the permission of the usage of location service. This is done to suggest the nearby taxis. After giving all permissions, enter your desired location for where you want to book a cab. The user interface of the application shall search for the nearby taxis around you, with the help of your GPS.
On the next screen, you shall find a map of your surroundings on which there would be the mark of a few available taxis. Tap on any cab to see the details about it. Now tap on the book a ride option. This shall book the nearest cab which is available around you.
In the next step, the driver of that taxi gets the notification. If he/she accepts the ride request then the passenger shall get the confirmation of the booking. On the user interface of the application, you can see the arrival time of the taxi and how far it is from you also.
- Cab Arrival on Your Location
When the taxi shall reach on your location, you shall get a notification informing you regarding this. Notification is sent by the mobile application to remind you that the cab has reached. You should go immediately as your cab and driver are waiting for you.
After getting into the taxi, the driver shall ask you for confirmation that you have done the booking. You can easily do this by telling him the OTP which you shall receive on your smartphone.
- Review Of The Passenger After The Ride
Small but has great impact Reviews. After the completion of your ride, you should rate your experience. Like you should rate the ride and driver which shall help the taxi companies to improve their services. You might be thinking on what basis you should give them a rating.
You shall rate them based on the driver’s behavior, how fast your ride was, driver’s information about the roads of the city. On these criteria, you should rate them. This shall help the taxi companies as well as the passengers also. These ratings should give ideas to the passengers about your experience.
Now you have the complete analysis of the taxi booking software from the perspective of the passengers. But passengers are not only involved in this, but drivers are also as equally involved. So you should know their application too.
Drivers who are interested in working with these taxi companies need to have their car. These taxi companies don’t provide any kind of car. The company checks the health status of your car and all the papers ensure your car is genuine. After all the approvals, drivers get the chance to work under the company’s logo.
Taxi Booking Software for the Drivers
The user interface of the driver is completely different in comparison to the passenger’s application. The mobile application of the driver is connected to the local admin panel. The local admin tracks all the activity of the driver wherever he goes.
The drivers working in the taxi company work on the revenue sharing method. Every time a driver picks up a ride. The revenue shall be shared between the driver and the company as decided in the legal agreement.
Drivers can start picking up the passengers just after registering with the company.
After the completion of the ride, the passengers have to pay to the drivers in the form of net banking. There are many other ways of payment also like wallets.
With the time the usage of such taxi booking applications shall become more and more. Companies will make use of taxi dispatch software. It has been expected that in near future the market value of such taxi development shall increase for sure.
Nitin Lahoti is the Co-Founder and Director at Mobisoft Infotech – Logistics and Transportation App Development Solution provider. He has 12+ years of experience in Design, Business Development and Startups. His expertise is in Product Ideation, UX/UI design, Startup consulting and mentoring. He prefers business readings and loves travelling.