A Complete Guide For Entrepreneurs to Understand Cost of Developing a Taxi App Like Uber Bit-By-Bit.

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Uber’s success story motivated a lot of Entrepreneurs for launching their own taxi hailing apps with similar idea. This is why in this blog, we’re going to dive into the actual process of Uber like taxi app development and analyze the expenses to understand the actual cost of developing a taxi app.

Uber is a simple and unique startup that got significantly popular among all startups, which have been launched since 2009. In fact, Uber has now seized market in 70 countries and 523 cities.

According to latest reports, Uber value has reached $51 billion.

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Due to this Uber’s success, a lot of Entrepreneurs and taxi businesses have started thinking about launching their own taxi app like Uber to get a fair share in the market.

Moreover, even if you don’t make as much as Uber in terms of revenue, developing and starting your own Uber like startup can be a digital foundation of a successful digital business.

And as far as traditional taxi businesses are concerned, they can also develop a taxi app for their brand from scratch and increase their revenues immensely. In this blog, we’ll share the complete analysis for you to understand the exact cost of developing a taxi app like Uber bit-by-bit.

Now remember, the final cost of Uber like app development depends upon the amount of features you want to include in it. The cost estimation we’re going to share below includes the necessary features that we think each taxi app should include, along with both platforms iOS, Android, and a Website.

The Comprehensive Analysis of Cost to Create a Taxi App Like Uber

Deliverables Description Estimated Man Hours
Development Graphics Design QC/Testing Project Management TOTAL
(I) User’s iOS Application 1. Business Analysis & Communication 30 4.5 4.5 3 42
2. Base Code & Architecture 8 1.2 1.2 0.8 11.2
3. User Features:
3.1. Instructions 5 0.75 0.75 0.5 7
3.2. Create a Profile:
3.2.1. Email & Phone 8 1.2 1.2 0.8 11.2
3.2.2. Name 6 0.9 0.9 0.6 8.4
3.2.3. Link Payment 10 1.5 1.5 1 14
3.3. Terms & Condition 6 0.9 0.9 0.6 8.4
3.4. Sign In 6 0.9 0.9 0.6 8.4
3.5. Sliding Menu 8 1.2 1.2 0.8 11.2
3.6. Main Screen:
3.6.1. Map View 16 2.4 2.4 1.6 22.4
3.6.2. Bottom Car Menu 16 2.4 2.4 1.6 22.4
3.6.3. Pick Up Location 8 1.2 1.2 0.8 11.2
3.7. Set Pick Up Location:
3.7.1. Base View 8 1.2 1.2 0.8 11.2
3.7.2. Choose Locations 6 0.9 0.9 0.6 8.4
3.7.3. Fare Quote 8 1.2 1.2 0.8 11.2
3.7.4. Promo Code 6 0.9 0.9 0.6 8.4
3.7.5. Select Payment 8 1.2 1.2 0.8 11.2
3.8. Request Screens 25 3.75 3.75 2.5 35
3.9. Rate Driver & Feedback 12 1.8 1.8 1.2 16.8
3.10. Profile 16 2.4 2.4 1.6 22.4
3.11. Payment 24 3.6 3.6 2.4 33.6
3.12. Support 12 1.8 1.8 1.2 16.8
3.13. Promotions 3 0.45 0.45 0.3 4.2
3.14. Share 16 2.4 2.4 1.6 22.4
3.15. About 4 0.6 0.6 0.4 5.6
4. Graphics Design Integration 50 7.5 7.5 5 70
5. Push Notifications Logic 10 1.5 1.5 1 14
Subtotal: 335 50.25 50.25 33.5 469
(II) Drivers’s iOS Application 1. Business Analysis & Communication 15 2.25 2.25 1.5 21
2. Base Code & Architecture 6 0.9 0.9 0.6 8.4
3. User Features:
3.1. Authorization 10 1.5 1.5 1 14
3.2. View/Edit Driver’s Profile 16 2.4 2.4 1.6 22.4
3.3. Orders Monitoring 18 2.7 2.7 1.8 25.2
3.4. Accepting an Order 10 1.5 1.5 1 14
3.5. Navigate to Destination 30 4.5 4.5 3 42
3.6. Order Completion 12 1.8 1.8 1.2 16.8
3.7. Interaction with Supervisor 8 1.2 1.2 0.8 11.2
3.8. Rate Customer 1 0.15 0.15 0.1 1.4
4. Graphics Design Integration 30 4.5 4.5 3 42
5. Push Notifications Logic 6 0.9 0.9 0.6 8.4
Subtotal: 162 24.3 24.3 16.2 226.8
(III) User’s Android Application 1. Business Analysis & Communication 30 4.5 4.5 3 42
2. Base Code & Architecture 10 1.5 1.5 1 14
3. User Features:
3.1. Instructions 6 0.9 0.9 0.6 8.4
3.2. Create a Profile:
3.2.1. Email & Phone 10 1.5 1.5 1 14
3.2.2. Name 8 1.2 1.2 0.8 11.2
3.2.3. Link Payment 14 2.1 2.1 1.4 19.6
3.3. Terms & Condition 8 1.2 1.2 0.8 11.2
3.4. Sign In 8 1.2 1.2 0.8 11.2
3.5. Sliding Menu 10 1.5 1.5 1 14
3.6. Main Screen:
3.6.2. Map View 20 3 3 2 28
3.6.2. Bottom Car Menu 20 3 3 2 28
3.6.3. Pick Up Location 10 1.5 1.5 1 14
3.7. Set Pick Up Location:
3.7.1. Base View 10 1.5 1.5 1 14
3.7.2. Choose Locations 8 1.2 1.2 0.8 11.2
3.7.3. Fare Quote 10 1.5 1.5 1 14
3.7.4. Promo Code 8 1.2 1.2 0.8 11.2
3.7.5. Select Payment 10 1.5 1.5 1 14
3.8. Request Screens 30 4.5 4.5 3 42
3.9. Rate Driver & Feedback 15 2.25 2.25 1.5 21
3.10. Profile 20 3 3 2 28
3.11. Payment 30 4.5 4.5 3 42
3.12. Support 15 2.25 2.25 1.5 21
3.13. Promotions 4 0.6 0.6 0.4 5.6
3.14. Share 20 3 3 2 28
3.15. About 5 0.75 0.75 0.5 7
4. Graphics Design Integration 60 9 9 6 84
5. Push Notifications Logic 12 1.8 1.8 1.2 16.8
Subtotal: 411 61.65 61.65 41.1 575.4
(IV) Drivers’s Android Application 1. Business Analysis & Communication 15 2.25 2.25 1.5 21
2. Base Code & Architecture 8 1.2 1.2 0.8 11.2
3. User Features:
3.1. Authorization 12 1.8 1.8 1.2 16.8
3.2. View/Edit Driver’s Profile 20 3 3 2 28
3.3. Orders Monitoring 24 3.6 3.6 2.4 33.6
3.4. Accepting an Order 12 1.8 1.8 1.2 16.8
3.5. Navigate to Destination 35 5.25 5.25 3.5 49
3.6. Order Completion 15 2.25 2.25 1.5 21
3.7. Interaction with Supervisor 10 1.5 1.5 1 14
3.8. Rate Customer 1 0.15 0.15 0.1 1.4
4. Graphics Design Integration 35 5.25 5.25 3.5 49
5. Push Notifications Logic 8 1.2 1.2 0.8 11.2
Subtotal: 195 29.25 29.25 19.5 273
(V) Web Services (API), Frontend & Backend Websites
1. Business Analysis & Communication 15 2.25 2.25 1.5 21
2. Base Code & Architecture 10 1.5 1.5 1 14
3. Web Services (API):
3.1. Authorization 12 1.8 1.8 1.2 16.8
3.2. Payment Systems 25 3.75 3.75 2.5 35
3.2.1. Customer-Driver Connection Functionality 35 5.25 5.25 3.5 49
3.2.2. SMS Messaging System Integration 16 2.4 2.4 1.6 22.4
4. Frontend Website:
4.1. Home Page 21 3.15 3.15 2.1 29.4
4.2. Help Center 16 2.4 2.4 1.6 22.4
4.3. Careers 12 1.8 1.8 1.2 16.8
4.4. Drivers 6 0.9 0.9 0.6 8.4
4.5. Cities 12 1.8 1.8 1.2 16.8
4.6. About Us 5 0.75 0.75 0.5 7
4.7. Blog 10 1.5 1.5 1 14
4.8. Member Area:
4.8.1. Dashboard 8 1.2 1.2 0.8 11.2
4.8.2. Promotions 5 0.75 0.75 0.5 7
4.8.3. Payment 10 1.5 1.5 1 14
4.8.4. Settings 12 1.8 1.8 1.2 16.8
4.8.5. Get FREE Rides 10 1.5 1.5 1 14
4.9. Graphics Design Integration 25 3.75 3.75 2.5 35
5. Backend Website 100 15 15 10 140
Subtotal: 365 54.75 54.75 36.5 511
Note: If you are providing Graphics / Design for the project, then you can exclude the estimated hours.

Is Investing in Uber Clone Really Worth The Money?

Of course it is!

We hear about new taxi app startups and traditional radio taxi business building an app like uber all the time. In fact, we’ve helped at least half-a-dozen of Entrepreneurs and taxi business owners to move their entire business on mobile platform. 2 Placez is one of the example.

2Places is a widely used on-demand transportation service provider app that allows users to book kid and elder friendly transportation. It offers transportation with as little as 90-minute notice. The users of the app can schedule one ride or book reoccurring rides at one time.

But besides our client’s application, there are many taxi startups who earned a fine share in the market.

Application Year of Foundation Market Google Play Installs
Grab 2012 Southeast Asia 10-50 Million
Lyft 2012 USA 5-10 Million
Hallo 2011 UK, Ireland, Spain,
Singapore, Japan
1-5 Million
Didi Dache 2012 China 1 Million

Now, if you plan to come up with your own taxi booking app, the best decision for you is targeting the local market first.

Things will be much easier if giants like Lyft, Uber, Grab, and others don’t operate in your locality yet. In such case, you don’t need to come up with something new as you can just study leaders in the market and apply the same strategy.

But what if there are strong competitors like Uber or Lyft on your local market?

If that is your situation, then you might need to think of a completely unique application, some unique features, or you’ll have to dump your prices in the early stages.

However, there is one more thing you can do in such case. You can overcome the competition by creating a mobile app for different type of vehicle. You can consider the idea of Uber for Helicopters or Uber for Trucking and come up with something unique.

Uber For X is Also Happening!

To succeed in the on demand market, you can also build Uber like apps for flowers, gifts, laundry, tutors, alcohol, and many more. Just remember that it needs to be essential to the consumers and competitive among rivals.

Uber business model has given a big opportunity for developing on demand apps. Entrepreneurs have taken the basic idea of Uber and created applications for different industries. For example, Airbnb is often called Uber for Hotels and Postmates is also known to be Uber for Food.

So, if you’ve such on demand app idea in mind, then you can just check out our On Demand App Solutions and Services to get more details. And if’d like to create Uber clone app for your taxi business, share your business requirements with us by filling out below form, and our business analyst will get back to you within 24 hours.

This page was last edited on October 16th, 2018, at 6:23.
 
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