BEHIND THE SCENES OF LEADING ON-DEMAND TAXI APPS AND WHAT WE CAN LEARN FROM THEM
A good business model is one that fills the demand gap in the market. Figuring out what the market needs and bringing that supply in the most innovative way possible is the building block of a successfully run business. Industry giants like Uber knocked it out of the park by bringing to the table what the market sorely needed – an on-demand taxi service app. An on-demand service is one that improves the existing service to a point where it’s available immediately, in real-time.
They made it possible for the user to book a taxi and have it come straight to their door with the click of a few buttons. They created this on-demand solution using what is known as a technology stack – a list of technologies used to bring an application service to fruition. Let’s peek behind the curtains at some of the tools they used and what we can learn from them.
Geolocation is the cornerstone of every on-demand taxi service app. This is the piece of technology used to locate where the user is, send that location to the driver and vice versa. The entire process of on-demand taxi booking app development is predicated on geolocation.
Once the geolocation is complete, the driver and the passenger are provided the necessary details using push and text notifications. Text notifications are necessary in case the passenger’s device goes offline and the push notifications are not able to get through. Details regarding the acceptance of the ride, fare and the arrival time are sent using these notifications.
INTER APP- COMMUNICATION
Communication between the passenger and the driver is a vital cog in the smooth operation of a taxi booking software. From sending the ride request, sharing the location of both parties and the destination to the ability to chat between the driver and passenger, inter app-communication is the technology through which interaction occurs. Communication occurs through the use of either wi-fi or mobile data, depending on what’s available.
The final piece of the puzzle is the payment process. This typically occurs in two ways: payment in cash or through a payment gateway with the use of a card or digital pay service. Since paying in cash is pretty self-explanatory, let’s look at the other option:
Digital payment occurs through the use of a payment gateway. A gateway is a merchant service that authorizes and carries out transactions electronically. The payment is facilitated between a payment portal and the front end processor.
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