Uber has successfully held the no. 1 position in ride-hailing applications. However, the rise of Uber also attracted several other apps like uber which also did exceptionally well in specific countries. Uber was turned down by these competitors also Like in China Didi took over Uber, In India, Ola gave tough competition to Uber, and so on.

Here Is The List of a Few Uber Like Apps That Has Given a Tough Competition To Uber

Vipra -App-like Uber

All the above-mentioned startups dared to compete with Uber and took over it by designing an ultimate business flow with amazing marketing techniques. As per stats, Uber’s Global revenue is close to 11.3 bn USD as of 2019 and has a capital share of 87.6% in the US, however, as said, there are countries who managed to push out Uber and took the charge of their market and are growing tremendously. Hence a great scope is still there, a trend of growth by 14.5% has been recorded since 2015 and a forecast of 22% growth by 2023 is expected with the increase in demand there is certainly a great scope to look at the Uber Like App Concept. 

What All Can Be Done With App Like Uber Concept?

This is a simple on-demand application flow which can be configured for any business where a simple demand can be fulfilled by a service provider. And all this can happen on a mobile application with live tracking, be it a taxi service, ride-sharing application, bicycle booking service, food delivery, eCommerce delivery, courier delivery service, truck hiring application, or even Air carrier or ship booking services. Any business where a process requires automation to help the end-users in easing the process. Taxi booking has been the most common in all and has a great scope, so among all the business flows this tops the demand. 

How Uber Works?

To create your own app like Uber, having two apps is requisite to complete the request and follow the rides. The two apps include one app for the user, who requests a ride and the other app for the driver who processes and completes the trip. Other than these two applications, the admin control acts as a bridge between the two apps and is responsible for monitoring and managing both applications simultaneously to ensure that the platform works smoothly. We would go one by one in detail to understand how the major functions work. 

1- Application for Riders
2- Application for Drivers
3- Admin Control

1- Application for Riders

Here the application for users requires them to create an account with a valid email id and phone number, further the user is required to create a password to his/her account and agree to the terms & conditions. After filling the details, the user receives an SMS to verify the number, once done the user can sign in to their account, after sign-in, users are led to the dashboard or home page of the application where the users can enter the pickup location and their drop location.

User Flow for Uber Like App

A list of cab categories is then displayed, which as per the preference the user can select and confirm their booking. The system looks for nearby drivers and connects the nearest driver to the user. Once the driver confirms the booking, the user boards the cab on arrival makes payment through cash, card or wallet, and finally rates the driver. Users can also check the past rides, setup payments system, connect with the support team and use other features.                

2- Application for Drivers

Uber Like Apps Driver Flow

Similar to the application for riders, there is another application for drivers to accept & process the request for riders. Firstly, the driver is required to create their account and sign in. Just as the driver opens up the app, they are required to enter their valid mobile number and fill their personal details. After this, the driver is asked to upload all the required documents for further verification. The driver’s request is then processed by the admin who further looks into the screening process and gives final approval for the driver’s account. Having the account approved by the admin, the driver can open the application, go online and accept trip requests from the user.

Once the rider boards the cab, the driver can start the trip and get a map view that directs them towards the destination. Soon after the trip is over, the driver ends the ride, checks the fair, rate the rider as per his experience in the application and completes the trip flow. 

3- Admin Control

Apart from the two mobile apps, admin control is responsible to monitor both the platforms and ensure the effortless working of the platform. The admin setup is quite technical in nature that keeps track of the entire functioning of the apps.

Uber like app user feature

The advanced features of the apps are generally managed by the admin panel that includes fare management, managing commission rate for drivers, assign the trip to drivers on request, user interaction, handling issues, managing payment gateways, approving and disapproving the drivers, creating reports and maintaining the accounts and all the Management functions. 

Features of User App

We have tried to give a brief flow of all the features that an Uber like App should have.  

Uber like app user feature

i- User Sign up/Sign in:

The first and foremost feature of the user app is to Sign up and Sign In to the User account. Here, the users are required to create an account with a valid email id and phone number and later create a password to the account while agreeing to the terms & conditions. Once this is done, the user receives an SMS to verify the number, and can then sign in to their account, to continue their cab search. The user can anytime go to the profile section that allows them to change his username, email id, phone number, password or image whenever needed.

User signup in ride sharing app

ii- Splash Screen:

Just when the user opens the app, they see a screen popping up, that usually appears with a logo or any other animation effect. When the user downloads & opens the application for the first time, there is a special feature where they can also see instructions or general flow of using the application. 

Splash Screen- uber like app

iii- Choose a Destination:

The Moment the App is launched, a user is asked to add their drop location. If the device location or GPS is turned on, the application automatically takes the current location, this function is enabled after the user allows the app to take the GPS location, while if the device location is not turned on or the user has not allowed the app to take the locations automatically, the user is required to add the pickup location manually. This feature is also required if the user is booking a ride on behalf of someone else, manually the user needs to enter the pickup location & drop location as per the rider’s need. 

The application is also loaded with a feature where users can mark locations as favourite destinations. This enables the user to save places where they travel more often like “Home”, “Office” or any other place where they travel frequently. Saving the visited places as favourites helps them to mark the address on a simple click.

iv- Choose A Ride:

Once the user enters the drop location, there is a list of cab types that pops up, where users are asked to choose a cab category.  Right ahead of the ride options, users are also able to see the estimated fare associated with each ride type. This estimated fare is calculated on the basis of the vehicle type, the distance between the location and estimated time to reach the destination. However, the final fare may appear different based on the time extension than the estimated time to reach the destination or the distance covered exceeds. From several ride options majorly categorized as small cabs to luxury vehicles, and affordable rides like pool and bike rides, users can choose a ride according to their preference. 

v- Payment Options:

After the user selects a ride type, the application allows the user to select a payment option. The final payment of the trip can be done via cash, card, or payment gateways, while a few Uber like apps have their own wallets integrated with the user application where users can add money to their app wallet and make the payment after the completion of the trip for a hassle-free experience. 

vi- Live tracking & Notification on Cab Arrival:

The user’s app is equipped with a live tracking system where they can check the expected time of arrival and see in which direction the driver is moving.

Uber Like App Live tracking

Just as the cab is about to reach the user’s pick up point, which is generally tracked as if the cab enters a specific distance from the pickup point the system notifies the users so that the rider is prepared in advance and boards the cab soon on its arrival. 

vii- Schedule A Ride:

While the application allows the users to get their taxi on their doorstep in just a few minutes, the users also have an option to schedule their ride for any time later. It gives an advantage to users to surely get a cab at the scheduled time to avoid last moment delay or issues like the unavailability of cabs.  Having a trip booked in advance at the preferred time might charge users with some extra money but allows them the benefit to relax while they have the taxi waiting for them right when they need it! 

viii- Cancellation:

The application allows the user to cancel the ride in case of any emergency or unwanted circumstances. There could be several reasons why a rider would like to cancel a ride like if the driver is taking more time than expected, the driver denies for duty, the driver is not moving in the right direction or if a user is unable to contact the driver. Cab companies can charge cancellation fees based on the reasons for the cancellation. Under a few circumstances, the user is not charged any amount for cancelling the ride within a few minutes after booking the ride. However, if the given time exceeds while cancelling the trip, the user is charged with a cancellation fee. Users can request a refund, where the request is sent to the admin and accordingly the admin decides the action. 

ix- User’s Safety:

User’s security concerns are must be addressed while they are traveling. The application comes with a feature to keep track of the ride and enable the user to stop the ride or seek help immediately if they find something wrong. The Emergency button given in the application allows the user to use the feature that alarms the admin immediately for any awful situation. For better security concerns, the application comes with a feature of a live tracking system, where the rider can share their live tracking updates with any of the  Contacts on the phone. 

x- Driver Review:

After the trip is completed successfully, the user has an option to rate the driver as per their ride experience.  The overall rating of the driver is also reflected which shows the performance of the driver to other users while making a booking. This rating is based on the professionalism, behavior and overall experience of the driver. Drivers with good ratings also earn added benefits from the App owners to keep them motivated and drive them to maintain the quality service. 

xi- Help Features:

The user’s application also comes up with Help features in order to address each and every query of the end-user. For a seamless, pleasant experience, the user can select the Help option that typically deals with switching payment methods, issues with cancellation charges or any other issue where user can write their problem and appropriate action are taken to make sure that the user is satisfied by the overall services and offerings. There is also an FAQ maintained on this section which is managed by an admin. 

xii- Trip History:

The users can also check their past records of the trips. The feature allows them to keep track of the number of rides taken, past rides, upcoming rides, cancel rides and other details of their app journey. The pickup & drop locations along with their fare details are also mentioned so the user can check the complete information whenever required. 

xiii- Passes / Coupons:

There is a feature where App companies provide passes to regular riders which enables them to keep the rider intact with their service, a few of the Applications allow the riders to buy certain passes to get a discounted fare, valid for a particular time. Similarly, apps like Uber, for promotional purposes, on successfully sharing the app to other users, allow them to earn free rides and freebees including discounts and coupons. At the time of booking the rides, users can use the coupons, valid coupons will affect the total fare based on the type of coupon. 

Features of the Driver App

Driver Features- uber like app

i- Driver’s Account Sign In/Sign Up:

Just like the user’s app, “create an account” feature requests the driver to create their account, register and sign in. As the driver opens the app, they are required to provide their valid mobile number and add their personal details. Once this is done, the driver is supposed to upload all the required documents for further verification by admin. After the account is approved by the admin, the driver can open the application, go online and accept trip bookings. The driver too can go to their profile section that allows him to modify his username, email id, phone number, password or profile image whenever needed.

Driver Sign up-login screen

ii- Active/Inactive:

At the time when the driver no longer is willing to receive any bookings for the day, he can simply go offline by switching the toggle button which will ensure that no further rides are allocated by the system. To go online again, the driver only needs to right swipe the toggle button given on the top of the application which will enable them to accept rides again. However, there can be instances where drivers are turned offline from admin, which can be because of several reasons for eg., expiry of documents, riding outside set destination, any complaint report or app update. This would further require them to contact the support team and resolve the concerns only after the admin approves again the driver can go online again.

iii- Destination Filter:

The driver is allowed to enter specific locations from where he wants to get the rides. Once the destination filter is activated, the driver is set to receive requests only from the specified locations. For instance, if the driver is heading towards his home or any specific location, he can pick ride requests only from the route leading to his destination. However, turning on this function might limit the ride bookings, and this can be enabled or disabled as per the driver’s preference. 

iv- Making Calls & Sending Messages:

An inbuilt calling and messaging feature is designed for drivers where right after getting the booking from the user, the application enables them to make calls and send messages for better communication with the rider. Moreover, for additional security the number can be hidden, even in the Uber calling feature without actually displaying the number is available. 

v- Route Selection:

The driver application comes with two options to choose from i.e. Google Maps and Gaze Map. While selecting the route for any destination, drivers can select one option of the two whichever they think is most convenient and based on that the driver follows the route and reach the destination, this is also updated life, where drivers can follow the route and also see expected time to reach the destination and remaining distance. 

vi- Rider’s Review:

Just like the user’s application, the driver application is also equipped with a similar feature of rating the rider. Applications like Uber and Lyft allow the drivers to leave a review or rating out of 5 stars to the user. Based on the experience with the rider, the driver can give the rating in the app itself. 

vii- The Earnings Tab:

The earning tab provided in the application is essential for drivers to keep a measure of how much they have earned so far. The tab is responsible to display the payment and the mode of payment by the trip, which can be further filtered as per weekly or monthly. The advanced feature shows the net earnings of the driver after deducting the Uber’s commission and other operational fees. For better representation, every week’s earning graph is displayed in the application, which can be further filtered day wise, if clicked. Moreover, every week the drivers receive email notifications of their pay statements and earnings to ensure clarity in the transactions. 

viii- Refer to Other Drivers:

The application has a referral program that allows the drivers to invite other drivers to get connected with the network which entitles them to earn a referral bonus,  In this section drivers send a referral link to the other driver, and once the other driver registers on the application with that referral link or referral code they can earn the referral bonus, a few of the cab companies have also enabled a multi-level marketing strategy to acquire the driver’s data. 

ix- Trip History:

Similar to the user app, the driver’s application also shows all the trip history. The trip history acts as a vital feature in the driver’s app as it allows the driver to maintain a record of all the past rides. Completed trips and cancelled trips enable us to prepare and analyse total gain out of the trips. The driver’s trip history includes the rider’s name, surge pricing details, the amount paid by the user, destination and total earnings.  

x- Driver’s Feedback:

The application also exhibits the rider’s complaints, compliments, and ratings given to the driver. This is in line to show the drivers what can they improve. Not just complaints, but sometimes, riders give extra compliments to drivers which helps them to keep up the good work. 

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Features of the Admin Panel 

Admin Panel Features- uber like app

i- Driver Management:

The admin manages the registered drivers on the application. Here the admin can see a list of all the added drivers, active and inactive drivers, the admin can edit, delete or add any driver account from the platform, all the driver’s application is on an approval basis by the admin, only once the driver status is active from the admin they can go online and take trip bookings. The admin can anytime review the documents and vehicles added by the drivers, see their performance and reviews and act accordingly.  

ii- Assigning a Trip:

With this feature, bookings can be made offline, a few of the cab companies take bookings on the phone through their customer service to enhance the user experience,  When the user makes a request to get any cab via calling or messaging, the admin is responsible for deciding and allowing trips to drivers based on their proximity, locality, and availability of the cab. This feature requires the admin to assign a trip manually to the driver upon request of a ride, in the case when the user is offline. 

iii- Ride Later Bookings:

The admin can check all the bookings that the riders scheduled it for any time later. The system automatically assigns a booked trip to a driver as per the availability or the admin can manually assign a trip to the desired driver of any booking scheduled for a particular time from the admin panel itself. The admin has all the details for a ride later booking where they can see the name of the user who wants to schedule a ride, booking number, date, location, destination, trip status, etc. 

iv- Fare Management:

It is the admin who decides the fare associated with each ride type. The admin is responsible for deciding the base fare, price per km, price per minute, cancellation charges and peak time charges for each vehicle type. The admin can change or modify the fare of different vehicle types & list down different packages like Basic, luxurious, normal, etc. However, the estimated pricing depends on the distance from the pickup point to the drop location and the estimated time to reach the destination. In certain cases, even the final fare may change which is monitored by advanced GPS tools to know the exact time and distance from the route followed by the driver. 

v- Dynamic Fare:

This Feature is integrated to offer dynamic pricing, Admin can manage the percentage of the increase or decrease based on the demand in a particular area, with simple functions admin can analyze the demand of cabs in any particular area, and based on the demands Admin can manage the price hike or lower the price.   

vi- Commission Rate:

This feature enables the admin to set up a diverse commission percentage for different categories of drivers. As the admin decides the commission rate of the drivers, using this feature, they can view & edit the commission rates whenever necessary, this is majorly calculated on a percentage basis. 

vii- Heat Map View:

The admin’s dashboard is enabled with a heat map view which shows where the maximum number of riders are looking for a cab. This allows the admin to manage cabs according to the demand in any given location and make optimum use of the demand. 

viii- User Interactive Dashboard:

Under this feature, the admin can keep a track of almost everything. It shows the number of online drivers, number of trips completed, ongoing trips, cancelled trips under this section. Another feature under this dashboard is to address the user’s queries. The admin can closely monitor user’s queries and take appropriate actions whenever necessary. Queries like cancellation charge refund, the problem in booking a cab, blocking a user, etc are managed by the admin. 

ix- Reporting:

In this Section the admin can generate several reports for business analysis, reports like, number of bookings date wise or location wise, commission reports, total payments, earning reports of drivers, account settlement reports, complaints reports, number of users added, number of drivers added, report on lost or inactive users likewise report on lost or inactive drivers and several other reports which might be required for analysis purpose can be generated from this section. The advanced features in the panel allow the admin to closely monitor the net profit generated by each trip, total earnings after paying the commission of the driver, and other activities. With these insights, the app owner can decide what and which part of the entire process requires extra effort. 

x- Coupon Management:

This is an important feature, here Admin can create coupons for marketing, the coupons can be created with validations like one time use, first time user, multiple-use, date validations, user validations and several other validations as per the marketing strategy.  

xi- Settings:

The admin can control and manage all the settings related to the system which commonly include general settings, email templates, vehicle models, information pages, rate management, language labels, documents, FAQs and complete CMS

xii- Push Notifications:

“Send push notification” feature on the admin dashboards allows the admin to notify users about the current promo codes, discount and exciting offers that they can avail while taking trips. This feature connects the admin to the entire user base, giving them information on the latest deals and information that the admin would like to publish. The admin can simply select the users, type a message and send it across to reach them. 

Advanced Features-

i- Split Fare:

This is an amazing feature which can differentiate the Application from other Uber like apps in the market, here multiple users can book the same cab based on the capacity of the vehicle, select pick and drop location and as per the distance and time, the fare will be split among the users, even if the users are at different locations but on the same route. 

Uber like apps Split Fare feature

ii- Driving Rewards:

Drivers can be rewarded for completing specific distance or number of rides, based on the data this feature can display the earned rewards, remaining count, reward benefits and so on. This is an important feature as it can help app owners to invite drivers to get associated with their Uber like app.

Rewards Module in App

iii- Advertisement & Banner Display:

The users are generally notified about the promo codes, discounts or offers via push notifications which they might often miss. However, having a dedicated section with coupon details, and a list of coupons while booking can be an added value. This way users are more likely to check the offerings and discounts while they make the cab booking. 

Advertisement & banner display

iv- Step Navigation:

Quite often, users find it difficult in locating the driver. The rider may be very close to the driver, but sometimes it is hard for users to find exactly where the driver is, this feature can step by step guide user to reach the driver’s location, in a situation where a user is unable to find the driver, on just a click the map can be converted from the car segment to walk segment and show the walking navigation, exact steps and time to reach the cab. 

Step navigation in App

Revenue Models-

There could be different revenue models to choose from. Some of the revenue model that can be considered to develop an app like Uber is:

Revenue Models- uber like app


i- Percentage:

For applications like Uber, one of the most commonly applied revenue models is the “percentage-based model”, where a fixed commission percentage is charged on the fare that rider pays. The revenue is generated by riders who request service and pays the fare at the end of the trip. For instance, if the admin decides to charge 30% of the total fare generated, and the bill is $100, the driver gets $70 while $30 goes to the App Owner. This acts as a revenue system for any cab company, However, looking at the bigger picture, if the application completes 1 million rides per day, imagine the hefty amount of revenue would that generate! 

The benefit of using this model lies in a way that there is a set commission percentage on every ride that makes the entire revenue system transparent and clear. The driver, as well as the service owner, have clarity on how much will each ride fetch them and what would be the net profit after giving the decided percentage. 

ii- Listing:

Another way of generating revenue is through a “Listing model” which requires the drivers to list their cab with the service provider, the service provider, on the other hand, receives a fixed amount from the drivers to list their cab on their portal which the drivers need to renew every month or quarterly to continue being part of the portal. The drivers benefit from getting rides from the portal on a regular basis, where there is absolutely no profit sharing with the service provider and the fare paid by the users goes entirely to the drivers. It is just like renting a placeholder on the portal. As a service provider, the more the number of vehicles registered with the portal, the bigger will be the network and so will be the profits. 

iii- Per Ride Basis:

This could be another revenue model for applications like Uber, where the service fee is charged on a per-ride basis. This typically means that the driver is supposed to pay based on the number of rides he receives in a day. A fixed amount is charged per ride which is regardless of the total fare generated. The overall concept of the per ride revenue model is fascinating to the drivers where they are charged with less percentage unlike the commission-based model, where they were asked to pay a big share on every ride. 

Since the revenue model seems lucrative to the drivers, they are most likely to encourage other drivers also to get registered with the application which is bound to expand the network and ultimately bring more revenue to service providers in the long run. Through word of mouth and attractive referral system, the portal is also benefited from more acquisition and conclusively more profits. 

iv- Surge Pricing:

Often during peak hours, increased demand,  bad weather, and special events, the users might see a rise in their fare. This causes the users to pay extra money apart from their base fare. Sometimes, when there is a huge demand for cabs like during the office hours, the estimated fare may even go up to two or three times the total fare. This turns out to be an interesting and lucrative opportunity for service providers to generate hefty revenue. The extra revenue generated with the surge pricing of the trip can be proved as a lucrative revenue model that can be shared with the drivers and app owners, it is totally up to the app owners’ discretion. 

v- Service Fee:

Apart from linear ways of generating revenue, there are a lot of other ways to make earnings. Taking aside the base fare, surge pricing, and waiting charges, the service providers can charge users with an extra “Service charge” along with their trip fare. This service charge can be a minimum amount which acts as a fee to use the app, which users might not mind paying if they are offered impressive services. Now imagine a company like Uber charging 1$ from all the trips in a day and portal registers one million rides in a day, it brings them an extra one million every day! 

vi- Cab Advertising:

Advertising is one of the biggest sources of revenue. Having a strong user-base would attract a lot of companies to advertise their products and services. Cab advertising, where different posters, banners, stickers are pasted over the cab fetches a good amount of revenue, it acts as a revenue model for service providers. Often, we come across vehicles that advertise food joints, real estate, FMCG products, and so on, which is a big source of income for the service providers.

“In-cab” advertising is also a part of the revenue system wherein tablets are fitted in the cabs for entertainment purpose which also features advertisements to the riders. The revenue generated by showcasing the ads over the cabs and tabs is a huge source of income for the service providers. 

Marketing Plan for Apps Like Uber

There is a lot of creative ways to market the product, We have listed a few of them, these have been used and found very effective by some of the giants including Uber. 

vipra business- Marketing Strategy

i- Branding:

Branding may sound like an overwhelming process, but it is imperative for apps like Uber to have a strong brand identity and mark their presence in front of its target users. Branding is a tedious task that does not happen overnight, in fact, the app owners need to invest a considerable amount to work on their branding solutions. To create a brand recall factor, the application must make use of all the tools available including:

  • Powerful logo creation
  • Visual branding 
  • Event branding
  • Word of mouth 
  • Sponsorship programs 

ii- Content Marketing:

Content marketing is a must while promoting an app like Uber. It typically involves creating and sharing online material over different platforms like blogs, posts, videos, and others. It stimulates the interest of the target users in the brand to know more about the application. With effective content strategies and fair communication about the benefits of using the app, drive users to download and make use of it. Not just textual content, but the application must also use of latest audio & video content to reach their potential users in more intriguing ways. 

iii- Social Media Optimization:

In today’s era when social media is on fire, promoting the application on social media platforms is indispensable. Applications like Lyft and Uber, have successfully launched various campaigns over social media that had created a buzz and brought the applications in the lamplight. Using strong graphics with catchy content on social media encourages people to share posts and message that eventually reaches more and more people and results in more visibility and downloads. In this process, it is important to mark a strong presence on different social media platforms like Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest and others.   

iv- App Store Advertising:

It is frequently seen to get recommendations of related applications on the Play Store or Apple store.  When a user downloads any application, app owners can advertise their application on the store to reach more users and get more downloads. Similarly, App store optimisation ensures that your taxi app is displayed in the “Recommended” or “Apps you may like” column, while a user downloads an app from the store. For instance, if the user looks for the Lyte app, the store also shows apps like Uber in the recommended section. 

Another way to market the application is by using In-app advertisements, where the app owners promote their app on other applications. It is the most sorted way to reach an audience of the app where your app is being advertised and is likely to get more downloads.  

v- Refer a Friend Campaign:

Just when taxi apps like Uber, Didi, Lyft and few others started, they offered plentiful free rides and credits to their users. “Refer a friend” campaign, where users shared invitation link to their friends or family members to install the app, they were given a free ride as a gift. A successful installation by a referral code received from a friend would benefit both the users in which they earn a free ride as a perk. This program attracted thousands of people to share and refer apps and result in huge app downloads. These marketing tactics may sound not profitable at first but once the user starts taking advantage of a free ride, they are most likely to develop a habit of using an app that surely benefits the app owners in the long run. 

Uber too has one of its kind “Uber Affiliate programs” to attract users and become its affiliates. It ensures app growth and user engagement as users are most likely to use the app if they see their friends and family members using and recommending the app. Since the marketing is based on a system where the referrer gets paid for referring the app, it can tremendously multiply the number of users and downloads of the app.  

vi- Affiliate Marketing:

One of the smartest ways to market the application is by using affiliate marketing as it is an entirely “performing-based” technique. It is often referred to as an “Affiliate network” which makes it viable for applications to collaborate or partner with these affiliate marketing companies as they have an established network. While developing the application like Uber, one can promote its app on a network of websites and applications, and award a very small amount on each download, impressions, or clicks, made by the affiliate’s side. Since the affiliates are paid only after performing the desired action, they are more likely to get the conversion done(downloading the app in this case). This method of marketing is also known to be cost-effective as the app owner only needs to pay commission, unlike other marketing activities where they are required to spend a huge amount of for acquiring customers. 

Estimated Hours to Develop the Ride-Sharing App Idea like Uber, Lyft & Careem

We have listed a High-level breakdown of the entire application in modules, each feature is associated with the hours it would require to design in graphics then Develop in codes followed by testing and finally the Project Managers Hours required to manage the project to ensure timely and quality of the project is maintained throughout the progress. Based on the required hours it can be multiplied with the developers’ hourly rate.

We have Listed 5 Application in total that would be required to complete this Uber Like App Ideas.

  1. iOS for Riders
  2. iOS for Drivers
  3. Android for Riders
  4. Android for Drivers
  5. Web Admin

Passenger’s Side App Time Estimation.

Sr. No.ModulesAndroid-Man Hours.iOS-Man HoursAdmin & API
1Project Setup + Splash + Info Screens884
2Sign-Up (Social Media Facebook, Google etc)/Login/Country Selection/OTP Verification242416
3Map/Side Menu24240
4Locations(Pick Start Location, Drop off location, Save Location, View Saved Location, Location Permission Handling)40400
5Ride Now Booking Request161616
6Request Result (Display Nearby Car’s search result, Drow Polyline on Map)161624
7Near-By Car Animation On Map40408
8Fare Break Down888
9Toll Charge Management (Third Party Integration)24248
10Book Ride886
11Driver’s Tracking323216
12Promo Code8824
13Payment (Select Payment option, Payment History, Integrate Payment Gateway)404016
14Review and Rating161616
15Booking History161616
16Billing Info161616
17Push Notification323216
18Terms&Service, About16168
19Twillio SMS GateWay Integration008
20Ride Later Booking Handling161624
21Pool Ride Booking404040
22Testing and Bug Fixing484848
23Project Management242424

This is an estimation based on a regular flow of A Ride Sharing App, it may differ based on the Business Requirement.

Driver’s Side App Efforts Estimation

S No.Passenger AppAndroidiOSBackend API
1Project Setup + Splash + Info Screens884
2Sign-Up(Social Media Facebook, Google etc)/Login/Country Selection/OTP Verification/Driver Vehicle Registration/Driver Document Registration)404016
3Map/Side Menu16160
5Accepting an Order161616
6Navigate to Destination161616
7Order Completion161624
8Billing Info8824
9Review and Rating888
10Booking history16168
12Pool Share Ride404040
13Push Notification16168
14Testing and Bug Fixing40408
15UI/UX Design24240
16Project Management16160

All the above-mentioned effort hours are based on the regular flow of a ride sharing App and may differ as per the business requirement.

Admin Side Web Application Effort estimation.

S No.Admin PanelEstimation
2Site Statistics8
3Admin/Sub-Admin Management16
4Driver Management16
5New Driver Registration Request Management16
6Rider Management24
7Trips Management32
8User Payment History32
9Drivers Payment History32
10Driver’s Document Management32
11Price Management Country Wise40
12Vehicle and Vehicle Document Management24
13Promo-code Management32
14Ride Later16
15Earnings Management24
16Payment Report40
17Reviews Management16
18Decline/Cancelled Trips Alert for drivers8
19Testing and Bug Fixing32
20Project Management24

All the above-mentioned effort hours are based on the regular flow of a ride sharing App and may differ as per the business requirement.

Third-Party Dependencies for the Functioning of the App

There are several modules that have dependencies on third-party service providers. We have listed the required services which can be taken from a variety of providers. We have also listed a few services providers which have a good reputation. However, as I said earlier also there are several providers, you can check their pricing model and based on the requirement chose the one, integration can be done.

SMS GatewayTwilio
Google Map APIGoogle
Payment GatewayStripe
Apple AccountApple
Google Play Store AccountGoogle

All the above-mentioned effort hours are based on the regular flow of a ride sharing App and may differ as per the business requirement.

Vipra’s Experience In Uber Like App Development and Design

Vipra Business holds a profound experience with high-end iOS developers on board and Android application developers for its clients. Being one the prime app developer, we have successfully developed apps like Bhuumi cab, Driver Please, Bring Me and others which are functional over the US and Mexico with a growing user base. We have placidly incorporated all Uber like features in the application with an advanced user interface. We have also integrated different business models and features to make your application more comprehensive and functional, which gives us an edge over other developers. Right from the inception of the project, until the final development of the app, our team of developers can take care of all! 

Final Thoughts

It is certainly the right time to turn your app idea into real implementation. The app market is growing like never before and completely revolutionizing the way of living. Started with a simple cab service idea, Uber launched an application and in less than a decade, it has reached almost $100bn valuation! In the next few years, the market is sure to see more competitors which should draw your attention to work on your App ideas and get your app functioning in full swing. Remember, if you are thinking to develop an application like Uber, the coming ten years will decide your fate! So Act fast. It is no longer slow and steady wins the race, it is the fast and smart who wins the race.

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