YoRide hits 10,000 downloads mark within 100 days of launching in Android and iOS stores.
YoRide, a Bangalore based startup launched the perfect taxi fare comparison and booking app. The app helps users compare availability and fare across all taxi/cab-booking apps. YoRide hit 10,000 downloads mark within 100 days of launching in Android and iOS stores.
The number of people booking a taxi has increased steeply in India over the last few years. This was partly because of the app-based taxi aggregators like Uber & Ola who lured users with cheap fares. Older players like Mega cabs, Easy cabs, Meru cabs, Fasttrack and others also launched their own apps and started competing with Uber & Ola on prices. But along with cheap fares came surge prices and fine print like ride time charges, wait time charges etc. making it difficult for users to figure out how much their ride is going to cost. Given the increase in demand, it is not always easy to find a cab in peak hours even if one is willing to pay the surge price.
Also, to install a new app, users some times have to uninstall an existing app because of the space constraints on their phones, which is a big hassle. YoRide aims to resolve all the above problems by helping users compare taxi fares and make bookings from one single platform.
According to an official survey of taxi users conducted by YoRide:
- 68% of people have 2 or more taxi apps installed
- 43% of people have used 2 or more taxi apps in preceding 3 weeks
The top reasons cited for trying multiple taxi apps are:
- Unavailability of taxis in preferred app (42% of respondents)
- Surge pricing in preferred app (41%)
- To check estimated fares across apps (33%)
YoRide, the perfect companion for taxi booking:
With YoRide, a user can have a look at the availability & estimated fares of all taxis available and make an informed booking. The price a user pays is exactly the same whether they book the taxi through YoRide or through the corresponding app. Users will be able to compare & book not only taxis from Uber, Ola, Mega etc but also other options like autos from Jugnoo and bikes from Rapido using the taxi fare comparison and booking app ‘YoRide’.
In addition to these, the company is planning to add the following features within the next few weeks:
- Real-time bus & metro information by tying up with public transport agencies like BMTC in Bangalore
- Self-drive car & bike rentals by tying up with companies like Zoomcar, Wickedride and Royal Brothers
In the words of YoRide Co-founder Murali Tirupati, “YoRide is India’s first truly multi-modal city transportation solution. Using YoRide, you will be able to plan your travel in the most optimal way considering all available options like cabs, bikes, taxis, local trains, metro, city buses, self-drive car & bike rentals. YoRide will be the only app you will need when you are stepping out.”
YoRide is co-founded by Murali Tirupati and Rohit Pai. Murali is an MBA from Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad with years of planning & optimization experience. Rohit is an engineer from MSRIT, Bangalore with extensive startup product development experience. They founded YoRide with the vision of making it easier, cheaper, faster & safer to travel within Indian cities & towns. The company is based in Bangalore but their product works all across the country.
Visit http://d.yoride.co/pr to download the YoRide app
Co-founder & CEO, YoRide
Press Release: YoRide. Source: PTI.