What Are The Top Features of Ride Sharing Apps?

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what are the top features of ride sharing apps

Harnil Oza

Founder and CEO

Jan 16, 2023

In this article, we will be looking at the various specifications of such travel apps and the aspects that determine their success and high-profit rates of it. Along with it, we will also be looking at the advantages and the overhead expenses that you might want to consider before consulting Ride sharing app development companies. So without further ado, let us get into it!

After the pandemic, ride-sharing has spiked again and hence business heads are considering investing lump sum amounts into it. This is proven beneficial for the environment as well as the companies that are hiring app developers that are working towards such progressive apps. Last year, the whole ride-sharing app business was estimated to be around 85 billion USD but in the coming decade, it can increase to 16 times more.

Apart from this, it is also dominated by top companies like Uber and Lyft. But, there is always room for more as the internet is for everyone. So, let us look into the various ride-sharing app features that you might want to include in your app.

Top Features Of Ride Sharing Apps

The features are the backbone that determines the success or the failure of any app. The features that you choose to include in your app should be easy to use and up to the mark. Not just that, they should be placed up the front of the user interface so the clients are able to navigate the app easily. Complex features can spoil the user experience. Along with this, the app should have a quick response time. The list below includes the best features you might want to consider:

1) Geolocation for Accuracy

These days app developers are looking into new ways to make geolocating precise. This has proven to be extremely used fully for Ride sharing apps. Locating narrow roads which were complex has now become significantly easier. This also helps save a lot of time. Hence, geolocation is the primary feature that forms the basis of these apps. This also helps to carefully calculate the fares and choose the shortest path possible. Along with this, it has also helped to avoid traffic-laden routes which can be hectic for us.

2) Profile on Apps

Having user information and specifications can be extremely useful for a company. It can help to locate them easily while also coming up with customized solutions that best cater to individual needs which help to enhance the user experience. These verifications of profiles can be done through third-party authorization and Ride sharing app development companies are making this process seamless with the changing times. Handling this data is also an important process as this information is sensitive and lots of security measures need to be taken for the same. Phone numbers are also being used for accurate representation.

3) User Interface of the App

Top mobile app development companies have hired app developers and are willing to pay huge amounts of money in order to have a smooth and efficient user interface. There are two important factors to consider, the front end should be easy to use and it should be attractive. The more eye-catching the user interface is, the more time the client tends to spend on the app. This also helps to increase the fares that the client is willing to take. You can also offer attractive discounts that can help to catch the attention of the user.

4) Search Filters

Consider that you are using your own app, but navigating through the apps takes a lot of time. Would you still consider using this app? The answer to this problem is using search filters. App developers are coming up with creative ways to inculcate search filters within the app development process and this has proven to save the time of the users and enhance the user experience. This is helpful for both the riders and the passengers as it helps to locate the most crucial information available on the app. Hence, it reminds a top preference of app development companies. Along with this, ride cost estimations have been added that form the perfect combo to help increase sales for the company.

5) Different Payment Options

Mobile app development companies hire dedicated app developers to make online payments seamless and easy. One way to help you cut on the transaction timings is using the online payment options and with numerous ways available in the market using it to your benefit can be highly advantageous. You can create your own wallet. The way this works is that clients need to have their own app currency which they can help pay with. This has proven to be working exceptionally well with top Ride sharing apps like Uber. Along with this, you can use other options like UPI or cards, which include both credit and debit cards. Sometimes cash transactions can be difficult due to the invalidity of change from both the users and the cabbies.

6) Notification System

Notifications can help to convey the relevant information in a short amount of time without even opening the app. This can be used to your benefit and help to make the clients aware of the various deals of the day to inform the estimated charge for the ride.


Ride-Sharing apps have been trending after the pandemic. The cost of building such an app can vary according to the various features that you choose to include in your app. App development companies charge you hourly for this process. Hence, it is suggested that you choose the method of building a clone rather than starting from scratch as this method is long, tedious, and expensive. You can also include the features mentioned above to help your company get the best outcome without paying a huge deal. Also, make sure to take the advice of experienced app developers.

Harnil Oza is the founder and CEO of Hyperlink InfoSystem, one of the leading app development companies in India, USA, UK, and around the world. Being the founder of the company, he takes care of business development activities and maintains relations with clients. His charismatic and result-driven approach has benefited the company to grow and achieve this height where the company stands right now.

Harnil Oza

Founder and CEO

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