Costs to Create a Taxi-Booking App like Uber
In today's updated digital world human life is getting multiple services at the doorstep for example online food delivery app to taxi booking app. People always prefer and love the doorstep service. That's the main reason why these trending ideas will replace our regular life and step into the online world.
Taxi- booking application business has highly competitive in the world. But quality is important to get a user. Like Uber, being released in 2009 has changed the people thinking of taxi and transportation services worldwide. Uber had almost a decade of the market with successful millions of users all over the world. These happen only because of their quality of service such as price, car quantity, on-time pick-up and drop, etc… From the point of profit, the taxi-booking app is a very beneficial and revenue-oriented business. As per the report, the compounded annual growth rate of 41.90% was served by the taxi app business which is to be expected to become higher in the coming time.
The idea is the success key for any kind of business. Always believe the idea and the way your execution to reach the right audience. I this blog, I am going to share a cost to create a taxi-booking app like Uber. Before that, I have some surveys about why people like online taxi booking apps? These points will help to create an own idea to attract a user for your successful business.
Things to remain before choosing an online taxi booking business:
- Analyze your competition
- Choose a unique service
- Don't add every car
- Start with minimum feasible products
- Know yourself better
- License and insurance
Key features of why people love the taxi-booking app?
- Real-time location track
- Ease of Booking
- Higher visibility
- 24/7 Service
- Customer Service
- Data Collection
- Cash prize offer for user
- GPS Tracking System
I think you get an answer to why people prefer and love the online taxi-booking app? Note these features and also try to develop a new feature for your taxi-booking application. Any idea to develop a taxi-booking mobile app like Ola, Uber from my words final thing comes under your mind, cost of development. We could not predict the exact cost details. The cost of development depends on many features like on-demand services, location-based costs, etc… MAB technologies, the USA provide a very reliable and cost-effective service for developing a taxi-booking application.
Developing a taxi-booking application has three main features with different functionalities:
- Passenger app for riders book a app
- Driver app for drivers to get an order for ride
- Admin Panel for full maintenance and support for driver and rider.
1) Basic features of taxi app for passenger
User sign-up & login: In most cases, creating a user profile is a must.
Edit profile: User-friendly to ease of use.
On-demand and scheduled cab booking: For on-time work-life balance to reduce the hurry burry stress moment.
Notifications: It is desirable that they can be received in several ways: via email and SMS, as in-app messages or pushes notifications.
Flexible payment options: A service provider needs to let customers have choices to make. When they can choose and change the method of payment at any time (e.g. cash, credit cards, mobile payment), they are more likely to feel secure and confident using your app.
Real-time GPS-based vehicle tracking system: It lets users know the location of the car while waiting for a driver and during the ride itself.
An option of choosing a cab type: To satisfy the needs of a larger audience, an app has to allow selecting from different fare levels for multiple user classes.
Automatic fare calculation: When deciding on a cab type, a passenger needs to have all the price options automatically calculated.
Booking history tracking: Check your activity
Feedback: Rating their rides, passengers signal to other app users how good their driver was.
2) Basic Features of Taxi app for drivers
User sign-up & login: For drivers, the procedure is somewhat more difficult. They must be approved by the admin to start delivering their services.
Edit profile: Users should have the option of updating a phone number and an email address, updating and add new vehicles or upload new pictures of their current motor vehicle.
Booking confirmation: Get a green signal to start your ride.
Real-time GPS-based tracking: With this feature right on an app, drivers can check the fare's location while also being guided to get the shortest and fastest route possible.
Booking history tracking: Check your previous activity
An earnings tracker: Driver's daily and weekly progress summaries (several trips completed and earnings per each) should be easily accessed on a corresponding page.
Notifications: Getting messages, drivers stay up to date, is it new earning opportunities, new features, information about an account, or a ride.
Feedback: A two-way rating system is not yet commonly used but, whenever practiced, it contributes to both drivers' and customers' safety.
3) Admin Panel for an end to end management service
Trip details: An admin needs to access exhaustive information about active, completed, and booked rides.
A live map: It will let admin track vehicles, drivers, and passengers locations.
Reports tracking and analytics: Charts with real-time updates of drivers' activity, revenue are as relevant as information on active trips, canceled trips, and requests to reject the ride.
Revenue management: An admin job here is to control transactions.
Driver management: First of all, an admin approves new drivers, so their documents and basic personal information must be visible on a corresponding page of a panel. Besides, admins are responsible for deactivation and blocking drivers.
Passenger management: Being able to view and update user details through the admin panel directly guarantees that the user experience will get improved.
Multi-language support: For all kinds of riders to use easily.
Complaint management: If the review and rate left by a passenger communicate his or her dissatisfaction by their driver or trip, an admin should settle an issue.
Notifications: To send notifications to drivers and passengers or change the default settings by choosing a preferable way of having them sent, administrators should go to the admin panel.
These are the 3 basic features available in the taxi-booking application. Based on features only we start to develop and estimate the cost of developing a taxi-booking app. Let's briefly review the stepwise taxi-booking app developmental process and cost details.
- Native app development (Android/iOS)
- UI/UX design
- Backend development
- Web development
- Testing and quality assurance
- Project management
- Technical support
1) Native app development (android/iOS)
In the taxi-booking app, the industry is focused on single customers, its design for multiple users. When it comes to taxi booking mobile apps, businesses should consider the possibility of developing an application for both Android and iOS users. Moreover, not only passengers but also drivers will use this product. So, it is to the business' interest to attract a fair number of service providers and customers by offering them an app running equally well on different operating systems.
The taxi-booking service is available in android and iOS, and then only you will get more users for running a profitable business in the industry. The curious part is development cost is $13,500 for iOS and $15,000 for android.
2) UI/UX design
By building quality native apps for Android and iOS, is only improves their business chances of finding and reaching their target audience. Still, reaching does not mean giving reasons to stay. Flawless user experience and visually pleasing user interface do. UI/UX design is useful for smooth functioning and easy understanding of data for users and drivers. The design should be simple for easy navigation with crystal clear clarity. Focus on UI/UX design for better feedback from users. The cost of developing UI/IX design for a taxi-booking app is around $5400 for iOS and $6000 for android
3) Backend Development
Backend development is the heart of the process during taxi-booking app creation. It's is also called a data-management process. The backend of a taxi app should offer a connection to data sources and reservation data, a connection with payment services, and various communications. Providing standardized information interface of back-end systems data and link it to drivers and passengers user interfaces.
Processing this data has a serious challenge since it is retrieved from several sources and is sometimes changing rapidly in real-time. These are some challenges of working with backend. Apart from these functions cost of creation for backend development is around $6000 for both android/iOS apps.
4. Web Development (admin panel)
Mainly web development is needed to build a web-based admin panel for taxi-booking applications. This panel enables an administrator to manage all the processes that occur on the apps for drivers and passengers. The admin panel head, an administrator has the right to gives permission and block to manage all registered users and drivers.
The cost of creating an admin panel for the taxi-booking app is from $5000 for android/iOS. The cost depends on your requirements.
5. Testing and Quality Assurance
To make sure that the delivery of the quality of services is without faults, software testing is required.
When a quality analyst team is a co-operation with developers, UX/UI designers, project managers, and customer support team members, trust is being built, which highly increases the chances of success.
Changes, like adding new features/ideas to transforming present one's functions to get a star performance for your app. So testing is the unavoidable process before launch your application in the market. Ensuring that unexpected failures are fixed as quickly and efficiently as possible is at the core of providing a good user experience on a taxi booking app.
So testing process cost is not a one-time payment, it depends on the quality of the application that you develop. So always develop your application at well-experienced companies like MAB Technologies, USA. They are providing the best quality of service around the world. I give you the sample cost of estimation of the testing process is $8000 for iOS and $9000 for android apps.
6. Project Management
Development is nothing without project management like planning and steps for design, development, testing, manage the whole process. So our every phase is handling and guided by the project management team. Moreover, the cost is of project management spend is 10percentage of your total taxi-booking app development. Cost around $3500 - $4500 for iOS/android apps.
7. Technical Support
App development companies also offer technical support to connect with the customer to gain a good impression. It helps to reach your app in a very higher manner. Support forums, online chats, telephone calls, and email are the main means for customers to deliver their feedback. So, users are free to communicate what problems they have with the software and technical support personnel is right here to gather information about problems, analyze them, find solutions to basic technical problems, or develop new ones to rather complex issues emerged.
As an online taxi booking business is making its root strong in society, one must start with the right requisite features. Then it doesn't matter that you are planning for a small business or a large one you must consider all the things for your taxi service profession. Last but not least the total cost of developing a taxi-booking app ranges from $30,000 to $40,000. This is not a fixed rate for all countries. The rate will be reduced or increased based on your app requirements and countries. Mainly USA spends $15 to $25/hour for taxi –booking app development. We try to cover a maximum cost details. Are you interested to develop a taxi-booking app? Contact MAB Technologies experts to get more idea.