Almost all the businesses are going behind mobile app development and majorly they use two platforms; Android and iOS. When you check the popular players in car booking sector, it is Uber and Easy Taxi and these applications are available on all the three platforms. If not three, at least your app should be available for Android and iOS platforms.
When you choose the app development company, you should choose the company which works on more than two platforms. This will help you in adding a new platform in future if it is required. Most of the taxi booking apps will prefer to have two different apps for the user and the driver. Let’s have a look at the major features of car and taxi booking mobile app development. These features are quite common across all the taxi and car rental apps and software. Here are the features:
- API Integration
- Routing, GPS tracking and MAPS
- Push notifications and Messaging
- Payment Gateway Integration
- Profile Creation
All these factors are inevitable for a taxi booking app but for car rental apps this may change.
API Integration: Apps are built on API. Normally when all your automating processes are done, you begin the app development process. The major Global Distribution Systems (GDS’s) like Sabre, Galileo (Travelport), and Amadeus all offer car API’s for car rental pricing.
Routing, GPS tracking and MAPS: It is one of the significant features of the car rental app development services. You need to locate your driver and keep a track on his arrival time. With the help of map drivers can easily locate the users too. So for easy positioning, GPS tracking is mandatory for your car rental or taxi booking application.
Registration: Most of the apps are allowing easy registration with the help of easy login through Google+ or Facebook. Your app will retrieve data from these social networking sites so that you don’t have to fill up the form to register with the app.
Push notifications and Messaging: Once the cab booking is placed the user has to receive notification with the name and contact number of the driver and the car type with its number. Also, when the user is trying to book the cab, a notification will be sent to the driver which needs approval from his side. This will let your app send a push notification to the user.
Payment Gateway Integration: The user has to be allowed to pay for the trip via various payment methods like debit card, credit, card, cash or money wallet. This has to be integrated into your system for easy transactions.
Ratings: By rating the driver and the car, it has become easy for the company to monitor the activities of the person. This will help in easily rectifying the problems related to customer satisfaction.
Profile Creation: The profile of the driver with his/her contact number and photo will help the user to easily identify the person before they enter the cab.
Most of the people are using smartphone and apps for easily managing their day to day activities. So it is wise to develop app for your any business to improve the customer relationship and improve the sales of the company.
Which are top tools for cross platform mobile development?
The mobile technology is bestowed by development tools called cross platform mobile app development tools, which not only reduces the development time as well as saves your money. It is a technique of writing a single codebase for mobile apps that will eventually be used on different mobile operating systems like Android, iOS, BlackBerry, Windows etc. Different cross-browser tools that will take your app a long way by making it a flexible application that stands the compatibility test includes: MoSync, Whoop, Appcelerator Titanium, Widgetpad, RhoMobile, PhoneGap, Xmarin.