With the launch of Uber and it’s subsequent success, a new category of business saw its rise. This category, known as on demand services changed our lives for good and most importantly made it easier above everything else. Startups and business owners looked on this market as a gold mine of opportunities, and numerous uber-like apps were launched.

 

So what contributed to the success of uber? There are many reasons, but all can be summed up in one: convenience. Due to its availability 24*7 just a click away at any given location, commuters across the world chose uber cabs over regular taxi services. As this brand became immensely popular, startups and entrepreneurs who wanted to start their own cab services mushroomed throughout the globe. 

 

Why Create An App Like Uber?

If you have a taxi business and want to upgrade and automate it, the best investment would be to create an app like Uber. And even if you don't have an existing business, launching your own uber like app for a given service is also an amazing investment opportunity. Let's analyze the benefits of an app in brief.

  1. More Customers

Since there are no constraints on a location unlike physical stores, you can easily increase your customer base. You can also interact with them easily through in-app communication which will help you improve the app by working on their suggestions and feedback.

  1. Improve Brand Value

With an online presence, your product is visible to more users. And more users simply means one thing - higher revenues, which ultimately grows your business, contributing to your brand value. Higher brand value allows you to gain more trust from the users.

  1. Ease Of Conducting Business

As businesses are turning to machines due to it’s better output and faster delivery, it makes perfect sense to give your business the boost it needs with the help of automation. Giving it an online platform is cost-effective as well, due to the number of reduced workers. 

How To Create An App Like Uber Successfully?

Often business owners fail to launch their app successfully and there are a variety of reasons behind it. From the bad interface, wrong business model, and inability to solve a pain point, the list goes on. But there are ways to increase the success of an app. What are the do’s and don’ts when it comes to creating an uber like app for mobile?

 

  1. Know The Market

For any startups, it is highly recommended that you understand the market before proceeding to invest. If there is no current demand for this service, there is no point in launching one. Again, if there is a lot of competition in a given location, you might want to avoid launching your uber like app there unless your product is better than the existing ones. 

 

Competitor research is an integral part of market analysis. Find out why users do and don't like a particular service and work on those. Include the features they loved and develop your app in a way that addresses their complaints and pain points. 

  1. Get The Right Features

For the success of any app, you must know that when it comes to user experience, the app must have the right features and interactions for maximum usability. Ideally, an uber like an app should have three panels, user, driver, and admin. The table below gives you an idea of the basic features that should be there even if you are building an MVP.

 

User 

  1. Login/registration 
  2. Select Car Type
  3. Automated E-receipts (invoice)
  4. Instant/schedule/Cancel Booking
  5. Earn Credits
  6. Vehicle Tracking System (GPS)
  7. Flexible Payment Options
  8. Safety Options(SOS)
  9. See Estimated Time Of Arrival
  10. Notification To Passengers

Driver 

  1. User Login/registration
  2. Edit Profile
  3. Accept/cancel Ride
  4. Start & End Ride
  5. Contact Passengers
  6. Vehicle Tracking System (GPS)
  7. Notification To Drivers
  8. Automated E-receipts
  9. Automatic Fare Calculation
  10. Scheduled Bookings

Admin 

  1. Role Management
  2. Vehicle Management & flexible vehicle options
  3. Complaint Management
  4. Vehicle Tracking System (GPS)
  5. Flexible Payment Options
  6. User & driver Management
  7. Trip Management
  8. Revenue Management
  9. Track Daily Reports & Transactions
  10. Geolocation Boundary Settings

 

3. Market Like A Pro!

“Make your marketing so useful people would pay for it.” - Jay Baer

 

There are many pro tips that you can use to stay ahead in the game and wipe competition out. To keep your app in the game, consider these suggestions:

 

  • Make your app keyword optimized with the help of App Keyword Optimization tools
  • Use review or sentiment analysis tools for an overview of the user feedback
  • Write a good description of the app’s page
  • Insert keyword in the title and description
  • Use screenshots and videos of your app in play store and wherever advertised
  • Don't leave out indexing your app
  • Promote your app on free social media like Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter

 

4. Get The Right App Development Partner

Your software development company matters a lot, and you definitely want to make sure they are the right ones! How so?

 

  • Snoop around their portfolio
  • Contact previous clients and talk about their experience
  • Find out if the developers are experienced
  • Check their reviews on trusted sites like Clutch and Goodfirms

 

Are You Ready?

Looking to launch your own Uber like app? We are with you! Having worked with hundreds of startups and business owners, we know the app business inside out. Which is why we take special care to cater to every business according to their needs. If you have any app related queries, do not hesitate to contact us for the best mobile app development solutions

 

Author's Bio: 

Swarnendu De is the Co-founder of Innofied, an Award Winning Apps & Game Development company. He manages the Technical & Business Development Operations at Innofied. With over 10 years of industry experience, Swarnendu has also authored Backbone.js Patterns and Best Practices, published by Packt Publishing, UK. He regularly writes at his company blogs, LinkedIn and other popular platforms.