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Ride-hailing App Development: Technology Stack to Build a Taxi Booking App

andreagambier1 profile image Andrea Gambier ・3 min read

Ride-Hailing is a developing service that is preferred by many people at present. The obvious advantages of ride-hailing or ride-sharing are that the cost of traveling from the source to the destination is reduced drastically, pollution is under control, and the maintenance cost is decreased. When you share a ride, you will be paying 50% of the share or lesser than that. The share percentage varies based on the number of people sharing the ride.

Uber and Lyft are the most well-established companies that provide ride-sharing services effectively to their customers. Their taxi service began a few years back, and ever since, they have an online-based portal or app and went on to become an instant success in the market. They introduced the concept of ride-hailing to customers, and users were attracted by the low cost and safety features that are provided by the taxi companies.

When developing a taxi booking app, the following essential parts of an app needs to employ the following technology:

  • The backend of the app
  • Website development
  • App development for Android/iOS
  • Web or app design
  • The backend of the app

The development of the backend interface for an application is highly important. It is responsible for connecting the apt functions to the concerned icons or options. For instance, if you tap the register icon or button, the registration form should be displayed correctly. Likewise, the developer has to connect the suitable functionality with the correct option. The backend structure formation is the initial stage of the Uber Clone app development.

To build a strong foundation for the backend, developers can make use of the JavaScript or Python language to link the app to the correct interface. The next step in this stage is to decide how to store the app data. Database systems such as PostgreSQL, MySQL, SQL Server, or any other system can be used, and the data can be securely stored in it. The development of the backend structure is very time consuming, and you will require a lot of resources to get it done.

Website Development

The proceeding phase in the technology stack is the development of a set of web pages or a website. The app will need a web portal using which the administrator or the end-user can gain access to the app using a desktop system also. For each web page, code has to be written for the client-side, server-side, and for the database. For web development, languages such as Java, Python, CSS/HTML, and more can be used.

App Development for Android/iOS

While developing a ride-hailing app, customers with both Android and iOS devices must be targeted for obtaining a higher rate of success. The backend interface will be the same for the Android/iOS app. Only the tools that are used to develop the app and the framework employed will be different. To construct an Android or iOS app, you can make use of PHP, Java, HTML5, and other languages. Write the code based on the requirements posed by the client, and you can launch it in the App Store or Play Store.

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Web or App Design

A lot of technological approaches is involved in building an app like Uber. Small scale organizations that want to construct an app like Uber can opt to use an Uber clone app. It is a clone of the Uber app that will help you spread out your business to many customers. It has all the necessary features in it, and the facility of including or excluding any element of the app is also available.

The design or the layout required for the website or the app you are going to develop is very much important. It includes graphic designing, interface designing, coding, user experience design, and basic SEO guidelines. Attractive backgrounds and pictures will generate more traffic to the site. Motion graphics can also be used to make the site appealing. There are several web design tools such as DreamWeaver, Panic Coda, Photoshop, and more that will help in designing the layout of a website or application. For the coding part, you can make use of any programming languages that are in the trend.

When the following components are implemented or designed using various techniques, tools, and coding languages, the end product will be an efficient website or app for the ride-hailing service. Be sure about the requirements and design of the app before you begin the development process. Fix a programming language of your choice to develop the app. Follow the above-specified technology stack to develop a complete app with all the features you require.

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Hi There,

Thanks for sharing this with us, The ride-hailing apps ruling the taxi industry with its user-centric features.