We need expertise to build Passenger and Driver Apps for taxi booking similar to Uber with the features and functionalities described below:
1. Driver and Passenger Profile Registration and Authentication
Paassenger and driver apps should offer social media and email/password signup and login functionality. Creating a Passenger profile is required for services that involve mobile payments. Driver Profiles should be verified and approved by the service administrator.
Passengers and drivers should be able to easily edit and upload their own profiles: name, address, cellphone number amd email. The driver app should include photo, driver’s license, Police clearance copy and information about the vehicle (manufacturer and year of production, car class, color, license plate number) plus a car photo. Both the driver and the passenger should be able to view each other’s profile. With this information, they can recognize each other at the pickup location.
2. Driver and Passenger Matching
Matching allows a passenger to automatically connect to the nearest available driver. The algorithm to pick the driver takes into account several factors: locations of the passenger and nearby drivers (Uber shows up to 8 drivers), driver’s rating record , car models and number of hours the Driver has been driving for that day and time. The driver has a few seconds to accept the request (Uber gives 15 seconds) before it goes to the next driver.
At the heart of a location-based app like Uber is the technology of GPS tracking, around which everything else is built on. It allows to identify current locations of passengers and drivers, draw paths between them, set pickup and drop-off locations, track the movement of cars and even calculate the cost of the ride and the ETA (estimated time of arrival). All these data sets are sent to the server for further processing and broadcasting to other users in that particular area.
At any given time, the locations and deployment of all available Drivers with their number code can be seen on the server side.
Passenger can send records of their trip to any other parties with passenger apps.
Use Firebase Cloud Messaging for Android and iOS.
6. Computing and displaying the cost of a ride
Both the driver and the passenger should know the estimated fare in advance. Calculating the actual fare of the trip is performed on the server-side. It may involve the following parameters and factors: the distance between pickup and drop-off locations, cost of fuel, possible discounts, car class, traffic and weather conditions, peak -hours pricing.
Most payments will be on cash basis based on the estimated cost of travel.
We will later chose a card payment system and we will provide you with the required technical details for payment integration.
8. Rating and feedback
Passengers and drivers should be able to rate each other after the trip is over. Drivers with low ratings will eventually not be able to use the service. Passengers should also be able to provide feedback on their experience during the trip. This feedback will be shown in the driver’s profile for others to view.
9. Booking and payments history
Both drivers and passengers should be able to view detailed statistics about previous trips from their profiles: date, time, cost, driver/passenger name, car model, pickup and drop-off locations and ratings.
10. Booking cancellation
Drivers and passengers should be able to cancel a ride. In the case of a cancellation, a fee may be charged.