HOW THE BIRTH OF UBER HAS SET UP AN ON-DEMAND REVOLUTION
Every day we hear about new startups, some that have gone bust and startups that have made it big. We hear about some startups for a few days and after some time they are history. We do not remember them or talk about them. However, one startup that has made it really BIG in a mind blowing way is the Uber iPhone App Clone. What started as an inconvenience of getting a taxi ride has today become a billion dollar multinational project, making its presence felt in each and every corner of the world.
THE HUMBLE BEGINNING
Let us see how the world of Uberisation came into being. Archimedes discovered the Law of Buoyancy by simply jumping into a bathtub. Isaac Newton discovered the Law of Gravity by sitting under an apple tree. In a similar manner, two friends Travis Kalanick and Garrett Camp discovered the Law of Uberisation. However, their discovery was not done in an instant like the great scientists. They went through an experience in which they were totally helpless before they founded the Uber mobile app clone.
These two friends were in Paris in 2008 and after attending the LeWeb conference and needed a cab to get to their destination. It was a cold showing evening and the two friends were frozen in the middle of the road. This is when their “Eureka” was born. A need for a taxi service whereby you could get one whenever you wanted it, wherever you wanted it. They realised that getting a cab instantly was not their personal problem, but a global one. They both joined hands to come up with a solution that has today become a global brand, the on-demand taxi service. The concept that started as a solution for instant taxis has today revolutionised the on-demand industry. This concept has opened up avenues for many entrepreneurs throughout the world.
HOW THE UBER IPHONE APP CLONE WORKS
The on-demand taxi technology works by connecting riders to drivers via an app. The service is instant and automated. The rider logs into the app and requests a ride. He or she will be able to see all the available vehicles in the vicinity. Once the driver accepts your ride, you will be able to see his and the vehicle’s details. Once the rider confirms the ride, he will be able to see his taxi moving towards him on the app and also know how long it will be before the taxi arrives.
Once your ride is over, payment will be automatically deducted from your credit/debit card account. Both the driver and rider can review and rate the ride and each other.
This automated on-demand concept whetted the business appetites of entrepreneurs all over the world and made them look for ways on how to get a similar app. This, in turn, created an opportunity for developers all over the world to code a similar app and meet the increasing global demand by entrepreneurs
Today we have developers who have created uber like apps and are selling them to taxi businesses and entrepreneurs who want to get a taste of the success that the two friends who conceived the idea are savouring.
THE ON-DEMAND REVOLUTION
This unique taxi concept has paved the way to the “on-demand revolution”. Today, there are thousands of businesses who are running on this concept. More are coming up every day because the idea of instant access is favourable to all.
Today we have an Uber for beauticians, plumbers, doctors, restaurants, groceries, cleaners, couriers, child minders, nurses, care workers, barbers, well I can go on.
THE UNIQUE FEATURES THAT MAKES THE UBER IPHONE APP CLONE IN A CLASS OF ITS OWN
So what are the features of this app that have made it outstanding?
- Real time tracking – The ability to track each other on the app is one of the reasons why this concept has made it to the top. We all like knowing where everyone is in real-time and this app has done it for us.
- Admin Control – The admin panel for every business category has been thoroughly researched, giving the owner full control over what the customers and service providers experience
- Automated Payment System – The inconvenience of carrying cash has been eliminated by this sophisticated system as payment automatically is deducted via the credit/debit card. Your service providers will also be paid directly via the app.
- An efficient turnkey – This is one business where you do not have to worry about technology. Just think of the on-demand business you want to launch and away you go.
- Round the clock technical service – Your app will get round the clock technical service in case of any technical hiccups.
If you are one of those budding Travis Kalanicks and Garrett Camps, you will not have to work very hard to get into your own on-demand business. The hard work has already been done. You only have to come up with a unique on-demand concept and who knows, where it takes you?