People prefer taxi services for a variety of reasons, and this gives endless opportunities to entrepreneurs. However, building a taxi booking application from scratch is not as easy as it sounds. In addition to the enormous costs involved, replicating a development model like Lyft requires a team of dedicated developers who can bring an app to reality. However, the good news is a Lyft clone app development is possible through a readymade pre-built script. Therefore, purchasing our readymade UBERApps app can help you to accelerate your taxi app development at lightning speed and drastically reduce costs. In addition, the apps are fully customizable and white-labeled.
On-Demand taxi apps connect the users to the nearest taxi driver. Customers can book a taxi through a mobile app that is fully integrated and will have provisions to book & track their cab, get estimated fare/time to reach, make multiple payments, etc. They need to pick up and drop the location or pin and then directly go for booking. The nearest driver accepts the request and immediately heads to your pinned site. After picking you up, they drop you at the required medical or health center, and fares deduct from your preferred means of payment.
How It Works
Want to build your taxi app? We offer Lyft clone app development to help drivers & riders connect in real-time. Let’s discuss how it works in four easy steps.
Purchase a pre-built, white-label, and tested Lyft clone app from UBERApps.
We rebrand the taxi app through design and backend customization as per your requirements.
Deploy apps on app stores (Google Play, iTunes) and admin panel setup.
Support and Maintenance
We will take care of all your installations, updates, and maintenance.
Passenger App Features
A feature-rich Lyft clone passenger app provides seamless services to your customers.
Chat Feature using Sockets
OTP On Trip Start
Ride Now or Later
Reviews and Rating
We have made the platform super-flexible, where you can control the categories from the admin panel at runtime. You can add new categories, edit them, remove them, change the pricing and manage more settings from the admin panel.
Chat Feature using Sockets
Rider and Driver can communicate with each other within the app using the inbuilt socket-based chat feature, making communication smoother and faster.
OTP On Trip Start
There were some cases where drivers started the Ride before the Driver picked up the rider, the Driver cheated the rider, and increased the fare. So to protect riders from being cheated, we introduced a feature where the Driver can't start the Ride until the rider provides the OTP. It prevents fraudulent cases and makes everyone happy and feels safe.
Ride Now or Later
A rider can book a taxi for the ride now. Or schedule rides by a later date and time using the "ride later" option.
The taxi app tracks the Driver's location throughout the Ride. Admin has given a feature to track all the Drivers on the map. So riders can share the Ride with their family and friends, who can track the location of the riders on the map.
Reviews and Rating
Both passengers and drivers can leave reviews for each other as per their experience.
Lyft clone driver app are equipped with all the features required to keep drivers happy and tied to the platform.
Smart Referrals & Rewards
Smart Fare Calculation
All the app localisations can be controlled from the admin panel. So, for example, the client can add as many languages in the taxi app and manage the admin panel's translation.
We have researched the number of clients before finalizing how to present statistics to the drivers and the admin for better planning. The Driver can see their daily and monthly performance and deep statistics such as rides completed, rejected, and missed.
In-app Turn-by-turn Navigation
In-app turn-by-turn navigation is one feature that stands out from the rest of our competitors. We have achieved perfection in navigating the map and giving in-app turn-by-turn instructions, So drivers need to stay in and open Google maps or Waze maps for the navigation. We're also working to implement voice instruction soon.
Smart Referrals & Rewards
Again, the feature is being designed by surveying 50+ live clients. In addition, we made the system robust regarding the implementation and the reporting from the admin panel.
Smart Fare Calculation
As per the requirements of various clients, we have made the fare management system flexible and dynamic to change or control everything from the taxi app admin panel. Furthermore, the fare calculation is also made transparent by showing it on the screen of the driver application while the Ride is on the go.
As per every country's varying requirements and laws, we have made it configurable to add or change the documents required for the drivers to sign up on the platform. So clients need to be reassured about the changing laws in the future.
For any business, it is crucial to understand how to generate revenue from a taxi business. In addition, the sustainability of a business depends on consistent income. So we're happy to tell you that our product is much flexible to adopt any of the following models.
A commission model is a pricing structure commonly used in various industries, including ride-sharing industry to generate revenue. For example, a company can charge a percentage of the total ride cost. It can vary from 5% - 40%. In our product, the administrator can control the commission from the admin panel in real time.
A cancellation fee is a charge imposed by service providers, such as taxi and ride-sharing companies when a customer cancels a booked ride or service after a certain point in the booking process or after a specific time frame. In our app, the company has real-time control over the cancellation cost through the panel.
Every company, including Uber, Ola, has implemented surge pricing. It's also referred to as dynamic pricing or time-based pricing. The company can strategize the model where the admin can control the price based on the current customer's demand. A company can also make it static by implementing time-based pricing.
Subscription Model [Add-on Feature]
Subscription is another trendy model for Ridesharing or taxi apps. Companies can charge a fixed fee based on the number of rides or periods. These days, drivers prefer a subscription model as it saves money and caps a fee for a period. Admin can configure these models from the admin panel.
Mix of Commission and Subscription [Add-on Feature]
A combination of commission and subscription models can be used in various businesses to create a diversified revenue stream and cater to different customer segments. The companies can provide drivers a choice so they can determine whether they are glad to pay the commission on completed rides or the subscription cost to keep them satisfied and retain drivers.
In-App Ads [Add-on Feature]
According to Fortune Business Insights, the global mobile advertising market is projected to grow from $144.07 billion in 2022 to $782.12 billion in 2028 at a CAGR of 23.1% in the forecast period. in the forecast period. Companies can also generate profits by putting ads inside mobile applications. We have a ready module to manage the ads at runtime in the apps and runtime reports.
We have built this product after surveying 500+ taxi app companies worldwide in the last five years! So stay ahead in the taxi industry with our unique development strategies.
Once the purchase is completed, we install our script to your server free of cost. Then, within a short span, we help you to make your script live.
We will handle everything involved in submitting the app to the app stores and making it available for download. The finished product will be available to our customers LIVE on the market.
Free Bug Support
We strive relentlessly to ship products that meet or exceed expectations in both quality and reliability. If there is a serious problem with our product, we will happily fix it without charging you a dime.
We're available via email, WhatsApp, and Skype whenever you need us! All of our support services, whether technical, non-technical, or maintenance-related, are delivered promptly.
Complete Source Code
You will get a complete source code based on your bundle selection. 100% source code means that clients have the privilege to change, add, or amend them as per their requirements.
Help Following App Rejection
You can count on our support even after the sale is finalized. We're prepared to take the rejection of our app in stride and work to improve it so that it meets the store's standards.
Native iOS & Android Apps
Taxi app development in Native apps.
iOS App: Swift / ObjectiveC
Android App: Java / Kotlin
For any third-party services, such as payment gateways, SMS gateways, server installations, and more, our expert staff will help you manage all the accounts.
We'll give you a product that you can brand with your own name and logo at no cost.
In today's fast-paced environment, it becomes imperative for businesses to have an app as customers expect apps for services they want. And if you don't have any app, you'll lose your customers in the long run. So take a look at how taxi apps make money:
A certain percentage of each booking goes to the taxi app owners.
App owners run marketing campaigns with other brands, including automobile and car service centers.
This monetization model allows the user to purchase the app with a one-time fee for a lifetime license.
To sustain revenue, you must provide them with specific benefits for their loyalty in some way.
Advantages of Lyft Clone Taxi App
A Well-established And Successful Business Model
Bolt has a proven track record of expansion, having raised more than $200 million in capital and turning a profit in several locations. If you follow their successful methodology instead of experimenting with unproven app ideas, you can avoid years of effort. Their business plan is designed to maximize driver retention and client satisfaction.
Vast Market Possibilities And Demand
AStatistics project that the ride-hailing market will reach $218 billion globally by 2025. Urban consumers have adopted e-hailing services quite well. You may take advantage of this strong demand both locally and globally by creating your own Bolt clone.
Minimal Operating And Overhead Expenses
ARide-hailing applications offer extremely minimal infrastructure and asset ownership expenses in comparison to traditional taxi firms. It's not necessary to have a sizable car collection. Higher margins and lower financial risk result from this. The asset-light clone model's easy scalability makes it very appealing to entrepreneurs.
Simple To Launch And Set Up
AInstead of waiting months to release your own branded app, you can do so in a matter of weeks with a ready Bolt clone solution. Long cycles of development and testing are not necessary. In addition, they are less expensive to maintain over time than internally produced apps.
Modifiable And Expandable
AYou can quickly expand it based on demand even if you start with a small fleet of drivers. Additionally, you may add services like restaurants and deliveries to the clone app to make it more tailored to your particular market's demands. This adaptability aids in growing your company's product offerings.
Consistent Revenue Generating
AAn app for ride-hailing generates income continuously from each ride, in contrast to one-time software payments. Profits might increase in parallel with the growth of your customer base. Earnings are also increased by other revenue sources like advertising and marketing.
Opportunities For Branding And Promotion
Adding your brand name to the app will increase awareness and share of mind in the community. You can position your ride-hailing service as the go-to mode of transportation with successful marketing efforts.
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We already do robust testing with 1000s of live drivers. So we can assure you that there is no limit for users and drivers.
8. Will I get complete training regarding how to use the taxi app?
Yes, we will provide a complete training session.
9. In what time zone do you operate?
We maintain constant communication with you to assist with issues and optimization. Just leave a message at email@example.com or call +91-886-021-3347.
10. How quickly can I have my company up and launch my app?
It takes 2-3 weeks maximum to set up the application. We have an experienced team to meet your needs efficiently and without any delays.
1. How many passengers can add in the taxi app solution?
There are no limits to add the passengers. It offers a powerful, dynamic, and accurate response to each and every trip request.
2. To whom will the passenger profile be accessible?
Only the administrative panel of the taxi firm has access to passenger profiles.
3. Can a taxi company block a particular passenger?
Yes. Taxi companies can block any passenger at any time.
4. What should be done if the driver rejects the passenger request?
The passenger app is made in such a way that it only takes a few seconds to receive confirmation from the driver. The trip request will be forwarded to the next driver available if the driver declines a particular trip.
5. Can passengers view the details of the driver who accepts the trip request?
Yes. Once the trip request is approved, passengers can examine the driver's name, picture, taxi number, driver reviews, projected arrival time, and even call the driver directly.
6. Can passengers cancel the trip while the driver is on the way to pick up the location?
Yes. Passengers can cancel the ride while the driver is on the way to the pickup location. However, passengers will be charged a cancellation fee.
7. Can passengers know the driver’s estimated time of arrival at the pickup location?
Yes. Once the trip request is accepted, the passenger can know it.
8. What is the trip history?
Trip history provides all details of the previous bookings. This helps passengers plan the trip, compare trip details, and keep track of payments and e-receipts.
9. Can passengers track the route of their ongoing trips?
Yes. The passenger app has a GPS locator that lets people see where the trip is going.
10. How does the waiting timer work? How are the charges calculated?
A waiting timer is one unique feature in taxi app solutions where passengers can halt the taxi in the middle of a trip for a specific time period and then start the trip from that point to the destination. This waiting time is calculated and charged based on the taxi company's norms.
11. Can passengers pay using a credit card for the trip in advance?
No. Passengers can pay the taxi fare only after the completion of the trip.
12. What is the benefit of saving the credit card details and setting the card as the default?
Any credit or debit card can be set as the default so that it will be the only one used to pay for taxi fare. Passengers can keep one or more card details in the passenger app. The default credit card can always be changed by the passenger. With the help of this feature, passengers should find it easier to execute quick transactions.
13. Can the passenger pay for the trip in cash?
Yes. The cost of the trip can be paid in cash by the passengers. When paying through the driver app, passengers should instruct the driver to select "cash." The taxi company's admin panel will display this kind of payment, allowing them to keep track of the money and collect it from the driver.
14. Does the Passenger application have a wallet system?
Yes. The passenger app holds a wallet system to which passengers can credit money within the prescribed limit using a card in advance. Every time a passenger hires a taxi, the specific trip fare will be deducted from the passenger's wallet, and the remaining amount can be used for the next ride. This is meant to make it easier than having to use a credit/debit card for every payment.
15. Are the passengers provided with receipts or invoices for the trip?
Yes. Passengers are provided with e-receipts for payment confirmation after the trip and an invoice is sent to the registered email id.
16. Is it possible for a passenger to rate and review drivers?
Yes, passengers can provide rating and offer comments on their travel experiences which in turn enables taxi companies to track the drivers' performance.
17. Is it possible to use ride-sharing services in the Taxi app?
Yes. We have the rideshare, it’s an additional feature.
18. What happens when a passenger shares the trip?
Social sharing is sharing the experience of a ride with friends through social networking sites. Taxi companies can give these customers reward points, and in return, the taxi companies can build their brand and reach more people through social media. It is optional for passengers to share their comments on the trip on social media.
19. What should passengers do if they have feedback on the driver or taxi?
Passengers can contact the taxi company via the passenger app with the details given in the "about us" page and give feedback.
1. How many concurrent drivers can the Taxi App solution support?
Taxi apps can handle an unlimited number of concurrent drivers. It offers a powerful, dynamic, and accurate response to each and every trip request.
2. What if the driver forgets his password?
Drivers have the option of password recovery by clicking the "forgot password" button. Then enter the mobile number and receive the password as an SMS to the registered mobile number.
3. Can a driver have more than one login credential?
No. A driver can have only one login. This helps to keep track of the activity of a particular driver.
4. Do the taxi companies have a backup of the passwords of the drivers?
Yes. Taxi companies can have a backup of the passwords of their drivers, that is, taxi companies can change a driver's password anytime via the admin panel.
5. Can a taxi company block a particular driver?
Yes. Taxi companies can block any passenger anytime under circumstances like misuse of driver apps, malpractices, or any other reason.
6. Who will have access to a driver profile?
All driver profiles can be accessed by the taxi company. Passengers can access the profile (limited details) of only the particular driver who accepts their trip request.
7. What happens if the driver is offline?
Drivers can go offline during recess, when busy, or for any other reason. A driver who is offline will not be reflected in the passenger app while booking. Taxi companies can track the drivers who are offline in the taxi company admin panel.
8. What happens if a driver rejects the passenger request?
If a driver rejects a passenger request for some reason, the passenger is sent a notification to try booking the taxi again. In the next booking request, the server would automatically allot the passenger to the next available driver.
9. Do the drivers have access to the passenger details of the passengers who request the trip?
The admin panel of the taxi companies holds the option to either hide or show passenger details to drivers. Drivers, if they have access to passenger details, can view only the passenger name, profile image, and pick-up location. The drivers are also given the alternative of calling the app passenger over the phone, if required.
10. What is the waiting time? How does a driver calculate the waiting charges?
The waiting timer is one unique feature in the taxi solution where passengers can halt the taxi in the middle of a trip for a specific time period and then start the trip from that point to the destination. This waiting time will be calculated and charged based on the taxi company's norms.
11. Can the driver change the route as per the passenger's request?
Since passengers don't have to say where they want to go when they book the cab, they can change the route as they please during the trip. Drivers can view the route using GPS in the driver app. Similarly, taxi companies can track the taxi movements using GPS in the admin panel.
12. Why should a driver be rated on the services they provide?
Driver rating is a medium through which passengers can share feedback regarding the trip, which, in turn, helps taxi companies monitor the services and activities of the drivers.
13. What is a trip ID?
Every trip and transaction has a trip ID. This acts as a reference ID for passengers, drivers, and taxi companies and can be saved for future reference.
14. What is an ongoing trip?
The driver app's Ongoing Trip feature displays information about the current trip. It shows the passenger details, pick-up location, drop-off location, and GPS route map.
15. What should the driver do in case of a dispute with the passenger?
Drivers can contact the taxi company via the driver app, with details provided in the Help section.
1. What is a taxi admin panel?
Big taxi companies with many branches in different states and cities use the admin panels. The company's admin panel handles drivers, passengers, and transactions within its geographical limits. There can be many company admin panels for a taxi company, controlled by a single master admin panel. The company's admin panel is always up to date with every transaction that happens in its area, and it has all of the same features as the dispatcher panel.
2. What details does a company's admin panel have access to?
The admin panel is the web-based part of the HireMe taxi app that lets the admin keep track of everything going on between the driver and the rider. Someone who is keen to start a taxi solution startup must know the functions of the admin web panel. The admin panel, unlike the other two apps, is highly sophisticated with access to a lot of reports, results, history, transactions, an operational map, and many more. Furthermore, it helps you monitor progress and take actionable decisions by tracking ride reports. Let’s stride through them one by one.
3. What role does an organization's administrative panel play in the taxi booking process?
The company admin panel has direct control over bookings, drivers, passengers, taxis, payments, and reports for all under a particular taxi company.
4. Can a taxi company block a particular driver or passenger from the admin panel?
Yes. Taxi companies can block any driver or passenger through the admin panel at any time.
5. Can the admin panel be customized to the specifications of the taxi companies?
Yes. The admin panel can be customized to the specifications of the taxi companies.
6. Can I add vehicle categories from the admin panel?
7. Can I set the fares, taxes, commissions, and regions from the admin panel?
8. Are the reports available in the admin panel?
9. Is it possible to customize more reports based on our business needs?
Yes. We can customize the reports based on your requirements.
10. How many rides can be supported by the app in a month or year?
There is no such limit on the number of rides. We can always expand the server configuration as required.
11. What languages does this application support?
Now, the application is built in the English language. However, this can be done on a multilingual platform. We have already implemented Arabic, Filipino, Spanish, French, Hindi, etc.
12. What are the payment options?
We have implemented multiple payment options per country.
Stripe - United Kingdom, United States, Australia, and New Zealand
Knet - Kuwait
eZ-cash - Sri Lanka
Brain tree - North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia
Paypal - Africa, America, Asia Pacific, Europe
13. Will I get full ownership of the source code?
Yes, you will have complete control over the license-base source code.
14. Can I test the live demo apps?
Yes. We are sharing the demo details for the “HireMe Taxi App”.