How much does it cost to develop an app like Ola?

General cost estimation as per the features added to an app like Ola - By Rapidsoft Technologies

What is Ola?

India knows about Ola – the cab booking app platform that lets people book cabs nearby their locations for best fares. Founded in 2010 as an online cab aggregator, Ola has now turned into one of the leading cab booking service providers with its network of 600,000 cars operating in 110 cities.

Also, now Ola provides auto rickshaw booking services. It means that people are able to book auto rickshaw from the same mobile app.

Ola was originally founded in Mumbai but then shifted its base to Bengaluru. Today, including Bengaluru and Mumbai, the company operates in several other Indian cities like New Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai, Hyderabad, Ahmadabad, Pune, Mangalore, Mysore, Coimbatore, Chandigarh and more. As of 2015’s estimation, the company valued worth $5 billion. It happened in the period of less than 6.5 years. As of February 2017, Ola has already captured 60% share of Indian rented cab market.

How does the app Ola work?

Ola is a two-part app – one for passengers who need to book a ride and another for drivers who will accept the ride request from passengers. When a passenger chooses ride from his / her location, the passenger-end app intimates the drivers nearby that location through the driver-end app. Up on accepting the ride, the driver heads to pick the passengers and drops them to the chosen locations. Passengers will pay at the end of the ride via cash or cashless payment options. Also, app has rating system which lets passengers rate drivers based on how convenient, safe, comfortable was their rides.

What features make up an app like Ola CAB?

Booking by location

Ola allows passengers to book a cab by their locations. This way the booking goes to the nearest cab driver who rapidly reaches a passenger's location for the pick up

Option to discover types of cabs and book

Before booking a cab, passengers are able to see the types of cabs available nearby them. This lets passengers choose a cab that best fits their needs. Once passengers choose a cab they want to ride in, they can book it.

Instant Confirmation

A taxi booking app needs to provide prompt confirmation of booking. Ola does it quite easily once the cab is booked.

Payment options - cash and cashless

Ola cab allows passenger to pay the way they want. If passengers want to pay by cash, they can simply do that at the end of the ride. If they want to pay cashless, they can keep their Ola Money recharged and pay without cash.

Ride-details sharing with family & friends

To let passengers feel safe when traveling in an Ola cab, the app lets them share their ride-details with their family and friends so that they can keep tabs on the ride and stay assured that passengers are safe.

Booking taxis in different categories

There are passengers from all social-economic strata and they prefer to choose ride in particular kind of vehicle-class. Ola knows that and thus it offers taxi booking in different categories like Micro, Mini, Sedan, and Prime.

Fare details

It’s easy to get fare details of different taxis from the app.

There is also another app which is for operators. Salient features of this app are as follows:

  • Real-time location tracking all your of cars and drivers
  • See about driver’s day – from logging in to getting a booking, to locating clients, to starting trips, to completing a trip and to logging out at the end of the day.
  • See details about pick-up and drop-off locations and cancellations
  • View schemes as per the cities
  • Keep tabs on car performance and drivers
  • Getting alerts about important events – like received payment, login and logout of drivers.
  • View reports of earnings and the cash collection of individual driver

Ola holds a lion share in online cab-booking market in India. Of course it happened because the company entered the market quite early. However, there is enough space available for other taxi booking service providers. If you are one of the online taxi-booking service providers and you need an app like Ola, let us help you by revealing that it may cost you from $3500 to $10000 per platform.

Disclaimer: The Information that this page contains is for promotional purpose only. We do not intend to take advantages of any brand mentioned here. We do not damage any copyright. Rapidsoft designs and develops apps from the scratch only.

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