By OMSOFTWARE - Web & Mobile App Development Company | Pune

Jun 25 , 2020

How much does it cost to make an app like Uber?

Ever since apps like Uber, Ola, and other passenger-driver apps came into the market, the popularity of automobiles went down. The sales decreased rapidly. Why? People living in metropolitan cities with busy traffic and lack of parking space do not prefer spending on cars when they have a much affordable option such as rideshare services.

The demand for personal car rides is increasing each day. Hence, the entrepreneurs are looking out for ways to create rideshare services like Uber and Ola. Not only does it suit the needs of the person locally but it eventually helps them to take their business to the international level.

An app like Uber is extremely effective. Not only is it affordable but convenient. Reports have suggested that the market for ridesharing apps will grow in the coming years. With each passing day, the new apps keep coming in the market, and needless to say, they are a huge success in the market.

These ride-sharing app companies have become extremely popular worldwide and have set benchmarks. If you have considered apps like Uber as your potential role model, it is time that you take steps to implement and improve your business too.

How does Uber work?
Taxi delivering apps such as Uber and Ola are extremely popular among people. Why? Because they have never failed to provide high-class services to its clients. The riders have had the convenience to enjoy the luxury of a personal cab ride with one click on the phone. All you need to do is install the app, book your ride and the driver will pick you up from the nearest location.

With a user base of more than 80 million across the world, Uber is currently operating in 77 countries. The taxi delivery app is far cheaper as compared to other services. If you have been considering starting your business in the same field, Om Software is there to guide you. However, the charges may vary depending on a lot of aspects like app features, the industry you'll be working in, the country you'll be installing the app in and so much more.

What features should my Uber-like app have?
If you are looking for Uber clone app development, Om Software can help you with the entire process. But, developing such taxi development apps will require you to have 2 separate applications, each with specific functionalities- one for the passenger and one for the driver (for confirming the ride and getting the passenger to their desired location.

The features that you want in your Uber-like app will have an important role in confirming the cost of development. But, some of the features that are basic and a must-have for your passenger app include the following

Register/Login: Every app should have a login/register option connected via credit/debit cards, for payment processing and social media.

Payment: The app should allow the passengers to make cashless as well as cash transactions.

Push Notifications: This is to inform your passengers about their order status, offers, license plate, information about the ride.

Booking Interface: This should be given the highest priority because it will allow the users to book an app and select the estimated location for pick up and drop.

Price Calculator: Every rider app should have an app calculator to calculate the estimated price from the pickup location to drop location.

Reviews: The rider app should allow the users to rate the driver based on their experience.

Now that you are aware of the passenger app features, Om Software would also help to build an app for drivers with extensive features. Some of these features include the following

Registration: This feature allows the driver to get registered on the app by the administrator. It also helps to indicate the online status and schedule of the driver.

Booking: This feature gives the driver the liability to either reject or confirm a booking after viewing the destination and customer's location. All the details are made available to the driver as soon as the request is sent.

Navigation: Often new drivers hop into the business. Hence, the driver app should be integrated with the Google Maps Navigation option that allows them to check the customer directions. It should also support voice features for the convenience of the drivers.

Push Notification: This feature is aimed ld at getting information regarding taxi booking data, order completion updates, alerts, and acceptance updates.

An admin portal is extremely necessary to manage all the drivers from a single point. This admin panel further supports programs such as interaction with passengers, ride route management, payment, and more.

What technology is needed to build an app like Uber?
Proceeding with Uber app clone development can become extremely convenient with Om Software. Some of the main functions to focus on while building an app like Uber include the following- Server, mapping, and payment. A personal server is very necessary to approve the user requests, manage driver routes, and process it data.

Some of the Programming languages to focus on for the backend process include Ruby on Rails, PHP, Python, Java, and Node.js. GPS is one of the most required features for any Uber-clone app. The web app developers can help you find the best location detector tool for both iOS and Android platforms.

Do you want an Android or iOS-specific app? Based on your requirements, you will be given platform-specific tools. A secure payment gateway is extremely important for Uber clone apps when managing online transactions, and payment via debit/credit card. Also, specific platforms for Push Notifications need to be taken care of for ensuring better delivery of the platform.

How much does it cost an app like Uber?
The timeframe and price would vary significantly depending on the time and number of developers required.

Usually, the time frame needed is 72-180 hours. Based on your requirements, you may either choose to pay as a whole or per hour. On a whole, Uber clone app development at Om Software will cost you around $20,000-25000. Moreover, you get uninterrupted services even after the development is complete.

Get in touch with our expert developers at OMSOFTWARE to build an Uber-clone app for your business as well