Making an application goes through a variety of phases. But, making a taxi application has even more complications. So, what exactly do you need?
Over the course of the past 5-6 years, taxi-booking applications have become an integral part of smartphone users’ days. Not only because they help them travel and get to their destinations easily, but also because these applications have become an ample business opportunity for many. However, making these applications is no easy task as they require an extensive amount of work.
So, what do you need besides the obvious development elements? You can make an astounding UI along with quality development traits. Yet, your application can still fail to compel your target audience if it fails to attain a few necessary quality. What are they? Important features that make these applications stand out. So, today we are going to look at a couple of important features that you are going to need. Moreover, we will see how you can help your app stand out in a competitive app category.
Map & Tracking API
Maps are one of the key features when you create a taxi booking app. Not only because they are how users tend to find their destinations, but also a map is a leading feature on apps like Uber, FoodPanda or Lyft. So, one of the first things you are going to need is to include a proper map API in your application. But, since so many applications have these features, how can you make yours stand out? By customizing it according to your brand’s name, colour palettes and including unique icons. Not only will it provide you with a brand identity, but also help your app stand out visually.
Separate Consoles For Passengers & Drivers
Another key feature in a taxi application is the separation of consoles for both the driver and the passenger. Not only because users have their own profile, track records and payment methods, but also because drivers tend to have a more detailed console. So, start by making a console for the drivers, and then provide your users with everything necessary for them to fetch a ride. Then, you will need to combine those features for seamless business between the two.
Quality UI & Performance
In the world of smartphone applications, the better an application looks, the more chances it will have of selling. So, while your priority should be to make an application perform seamlessly, you also need to employ proper UI design to make sure your app stands out visually. We are talking about transitional animation, buttons, page switches etc.
Upgrades & Unique Features
As you release your application, you might receive feedback about a variety of features or necessary updates. Pay heed to the most common ones and offer unique features. If your app has features like existing applications, then think of ways to make them unique and help your application stand out. Moreover, provide upgrades and updates as you move forward.