Everything in this world is determined by the demand, which helps to drive the supply chain and the service industry, whereas the demand-supply ratio is perfect to the world economy and a deciding factor behind the price point of service. Every product sold and service offered is an outcome of its demand. So, the same goes for taxi industry where the demand for taxi app created because people need to go from one place to another. Therefore, if the demand is the case everywhere, then what exactly qualifies as an on-demand taxi solution? If we see in a layman’s term, if you can improve the quality of an existing service to a degree, which you can offer it on demand, then it becomes an on-demand service. So, in the case of taxis, if you have the necessary blend of infrastructure, resource, technology, and accessibility, then you can offer this service.
So, below are the given on-demand mobility solution which needs technology stack to operate under in the following categories:
Location services are the fundamental part of any on-demand taxi app solution, were the map for location tracking is used to find the current location, find drivers, and track the route of the driver in real time. Hence, on-demand services cannot be realized without location technology, and indeed, it is the most significant technology in the Uber stack.
An on-demand Taxi Booking App needs to keep, their user updated and served with daily notifications, whether it is push notifications, services, email, SMS and alerts' your send across should be best and delivered on time. So, the Notification has two functional types: Push notifications and Text Notifications. Push notifications are highly efficient as they are a more noticeable and appealing form of messaging, but if in case the internet goes down or a user is offline, Text notifications help to ensure for delivering the message right on the mark.
For iOS users, Apple Push Notification Service (APNS) is there, and for Android users, Google Cloud Messaging is available, both work the same in all aspects. However, it is not the same case with Google Notifications.
Below are the given notifications that are sent in an On-Demand Cab Solution:
· Driver: Accept or Decline the Ride.
· Rider: Ride Accepted or Cancelled
· Rider: Ride Arrival.
· Rider: Surge Pricing Over.
· Rider: Fare Updated.
So, in a case of SMS Notifications', Twilio is the market leader with clients such as Netflix, Uber, Lyft, and Hulu, and the other close options are Sinch, Nexmo, and Plivo.
There are two types of on-demand taxi service apps which are helping to establish communication for users. First is for drivers’ app and another is for passenger’s whereas these apps need to communicate with each other at different points so that the service flow and operations take place. Here, these two apps also act as two interfaces to the service by connecting both the ends' which allow passengers to book the service and drivers to provide the service while accessing the app for supporting aids and other assistance.
Below are the given how two (drivers and users) apps communicate with each other in different ways:
· Send or accept a booking request.
· Current location detection.
· Direction tracking.
· Fare calculations.
· Chat and messaging.
· Ride rating and review.
· Cab canceling request for both ways.
Communication between these apps takes place over mobile data or Wi-Fi, whereas the data traveling protocol, decides the flow of communication, and that could be encrypted or non-encrypted depends on the provider’s choice. Then the data is routed through an application server to the destination point where the quality of data again depends on the supporting system and data exchange resources.
Payment is one of the most significant part of an on-demand taxi service app. It mainly depends upon the cashless payment system sourced through a payment gateway. Braintree is one of the most popular mobile payment market segment,’ which has premium clients like Uber. On the other hand, Stripe is also another payment services option which offers equally dependable and prompt service and is a quite prominent player in the taxi solution. They also provide spilled payment feature which allows the whole act of billion and payment much more user-friendly.
So, for wrapping up above are the given significant ideas, and technical details for the on-demand taxi service app' will help you bring your business to the desired purpose and shape.