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How to build a Taxi Booking App?

Riding and exploring the new places is always a fun for the people. To their fun, the technology has been adding more excitement and ease. The on-demand applications have given a way to reach their destination and for those who don’t have bikes and cars, the on-demand booking app is boons. People are adopting the on-demand apps and have been installing in their smartphones. At this moment when everyone wants to run, a taxi booking app can help you run your business. For the startups, a customized taxi booking app with the basic features can attract the riders and in fact common people who need to go daily to their job. The addition of advanced features in the taxi booking app will be an icing on your cake.

If you are going to build a taxi booking app for your customers, then, list down the following features that your taxi booking app must have.

  1. Platform Compatible: As the smartphone users may have window phones, Android phones or Apple iPhones therefore to have more downloading clicks, you must try to build a mobile app that can be compatible with every device. This depends on the budget for your mobile app development.

  2. Effective UI: For a mobile app, UI plays an important role in connecting the users with the application. The mobile app screen needs to be interacting and appealing that can retain the users to it for a long time.  

  3. Easy Payment gateway: As much ease you will provide to users, more are the chances that they will stick with you. Integrate your app with every payment mode like a credit card, debit card, or even cash. Also, include wallet within the app and allow the users to pay through PayPal, Stripe etc. Make the payment process easier so that every age group user can do it without any hassle else they would search for another option.

  4. Invoice & Billing: To maintain the authenticity of the payment, generating an invoice immediately the ride ends is a good feature. It helps in building the trust of customers as they get satisfied that their payment has been confirmed. Feature your booking app with bill and invoice generation and notify them through email and SMS. To attract the business travellers audience, you can add the login feature in a cab booking app that can use their company ID to have reimbursement easily.

  5. GPS Tracker: GPS feature allows the real-time location and tracking of the route that makes easy for the chauffeur's and riders to know where they are heading and what is the right route. With GPS information, one can estimate the arrival time of the drivers and can schedule their ride.

  6. Safety and Security: Also, the GPS feature adds the security and safety to the ride. Allow the riders to share their riding details to their contacts. This builds the trust and secure feature towards your vehicle booking app.

  7. Featured With Maps: Through taxi booking app, people can book their ride for any location in the city, therefore, the mobile app must be featured with the map. You can easily include Google map, as its API is free for few hits and later on with easy pay, you can subscribe to Google map. If you have any unique idea for including maps to tag geolocation and locate every location of the city. This will enhance more users as it makes it easy for them to ride anywhere in the city with no tension of remembering routes.

  8. Easy Taxi Booking process: Most of the time the rider is in hurry and wants an immediate ride to reach the destination. This time he would not want to have a lengthy process of taxi booking rather want to finish the booking process within few clicks. This would save his time. Make your taxi booking app accessible within few clicks that ask the really needed information like the pick and drop location and type of vehicle they want to ride with.

  9. Add a feedback section: To add more personification to users, ask them to leave their suggestions and their experience of riding. Add a feedback and rating section to the mobile app. This builds the secure and controlling impression on drivers and riders both.  

  10. Push notifications: Let your users know about the offers, promotions and discounts and their rides through push notifications. As soon as the rider boards to the taxi, the app should have a notification notifying him about the ride.


We are sure that you have set your mind to build a mobile app for taxi booking and are ready to include all the above-mentioned features. Here one thing you need to keep in mind is budget. Focus on the basic features first, and if budget allows add the additional features and make the best interactive mobile app for your users.

Hvantage is top Mobile app development company with the proficient and technically skilled app developers. We at Hvantage Technologies are the reliable solution for building the secure taxi booking app for any type of business.

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