If you are anywhere close around developing a taxi app for your business, you would have done market research for sure. You would be already in the know of the generic nature features which are mandatory for any such app to have. Are they helping yours anyhow in making you stand out from the pool of apps? I guess know but as they are mandatory let me jot it down for you just in case you don’t miss out on any.
Essential features to have in taxi booking app
- Simple and easy registration process.
- Availability of the vehicles around your location.
- Vehicle selection: Mini, sedans, SUV, hatchbacks or luxury cabs.
- Integration of Geo-location technology.
- Estimate of fare.
- Estimated time of arrival.
- Multiple payment modes: Online or cash.
- Tracking the location of the booked taxi.
- Contact details for the driver and customers.
- Push notifications about the addition of new features, offers, and discount deals.
- Location saving feature.
- Checking the license of the taxi drivers.
- Rating and reviews of the riders.
You can’t think of mobile app development for a taxi without these features. These are features to be seen in every app. These are not the features helping to capture the eyeballs of the users and prefer your app instead of your competitors. So, what will compel them to choose your app? Yes, we do have an answer for that. Here we will again jot down the astonishing features which are not generic in nature and are considered unique and rare. Check them and don’t just check, pick a mobile app development company who can integrate them into the app and make your app rank high in the app store.
1) Outstation Trip Booking
Yes, the taxi service you provide will be functioning within the city but there are users who would like to explore other cities not in bus, train or flight but in the car itself. Comfort, privacy, and luxury are also the preference for a bulk of users. Let your users enjoy this luxury. The outstation feature will enable the users to book a taxi from one city to another right through mobile devices. The payment can be fixed one or according to kilometers or time period. For more economical benefits, they can also book round trip. Let the users experience luxury travel with your taxi booking app. Let your users travel to the distant destination at their own convenience.
2) Offer Prime Membership
Lure your users to transform from users to prime users. The existing ones will become permanent and this will pave a way to attract the new ones. Offer them with different membership plan and let them choose as per their requirements. Offer them certain free rides or entail them with stretch in the number of kilometers, or certain discounted packages for travel. Prime membership will make your business stand out from the competition.
3) Luxury Needs
Riders have special ride needs if these needs are satisfied this can really place you on the top of the taxi booking apps. These needs can be like a wheelchair for a handicapped person, a baby seat for parents riding with their toddlers or any other such need. Entailing your riders with rich riding experience will set you apart from your competitors making your place in their hearts and a permanent place in their mobile device.
4) Ride Sharing
This is an amazing cost-saving feature for the regular commuters to be integrated in your mobile application development. Unknown travelers going to the same destination can now share the ride with each other and dutch the cost with each other. This will give an opportunity to meet new people sharing the same route on regular basis. Your user base can gradually increase with this astounding feature.
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