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Everything You Need to Know about eScooter App Development [A Comprehensive Checklist]

Jul 17, 2018
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Technology is changing the way of everything around us. Transportation is one of the fields which is experiencing most of it. There are more than many ways; our modes of transportation have grown with the inception of technology. From the discovery of the wheel to the discovery of motor engine, technology has revolutionized our travel arrangements. Now, at its zenith where the engine needs fuel, the tech enthusiasts come up with a formidable solution that can save both time and nature.

E-Transport is the new avatar of transportation!!!

You mustn’t surprise if you are roaming on the streets of San Francisco, San Diego, or Los Angeles and you spot loads of E-Scooters hissing by. You might see them literally everywhere, parked randomly near sidewalks and furniture lanes.

All these dockless E-Scooters are the innovative idea of start-ups like Spin, Bird, and LimeBike. Being the part of an on-demand economy, you can rent these e-scooters with your phone application for $1 plus 15 cents per mile. There is no hard and fast rule in renting these scooters. You can simply check where these scooters are located from the app, pay up and take the ride and then park it simply in the designated parking zone of your area (Neat, isn’t it?).

What is there for you?

I know, as a business owner, you might be wondering that what help does it will provide you.

Here comes the first suggestion,

Start your own E-Scooter Mobile Application and get on with your business.

Will this idea pay off you ask?

Yes, it certainly does, recently LimeBike raised about $250 Millions. Its exclusive competitor Bird raised the funds up to $1 Billion. And the bummer is neither of the company is 2 years old!!!

So, what do you think?

Let’s stay on our course!!!

Here I will disclose some of the strategies that will help you in building a robust E-Scooter application if you decided to jump into the business. What features you must have in your application and what strategies you can adapt to make your E-Scooter Business successful.

Without any further ado, let’s get started,

Why Is Everyone Going Crazy Over Electric Scooters?

First thing, people have a mixed feeling for electric scooters. Some of them are excited for them while some of them are declaring them foul. There is a segment of people who actually think that people might get hurt as there are many areas where the E-Scooters are not allowed but people are taking them there and will eventually get hurt.

In my view, it is the responsibility of the E-scooter rider, not the ride. It will be safer if the rider sticks to the local laws and stick to the bicycle lane at least. Yes, it is a fact that people tend to choose sidewalks for the shorter route but that route will also include the risk of hurting someone or being hurt.

These E-Scooters are so popular because of the cost as well. They are way too cheaper than Uber taxis. So, people do love cheaper mode of transport. It makes E-Scooter an impressive source of business in the nearing future.

What do you think about that? There are some features which you must add to successfully pull off this business. Let’s discuss them in detail,

 

Features You Must Have If You Want to Develop an E-Scooter App

Yes, I agree that there are no hard and fast rules for developing an E-Scooter App, however, you must make sure that you serve your audience with all the essential features. In this section of the post, you will learn some of the best features that will help you in presenting better services to your audience.

·  Directs Users to Unlock & Reserve the Scooter Nearby

In order to transmute exchange, there is a principal feature which is very hard to ignore. While developing the mobile app you want your audience to be guided to unlock and reserve the nearby scooter. When your user wants a ride, he can simply locate a ride online and reserve them. This feature may seem naïve but most of the time business owners overlook these features and in the end, pay with the price of their business.

E-Scooter tycoon Bird uses such a feature which eases their customers in finding the scooters. They believe that a mobile app must be organized and simple. It is the only way to persuade customers to book a ride.

·  Start the Ride by Just Scanning the Barcode within the App

There is a significant increase in the adoption of e-scooters by the customers. So, when you are developing a mobile app for your e-scooter business there is a feature you must have. It is the barcode scanner which will enable the user to book a ride and get on with it.

As I said earlier, a simpler app is always better. This simple feature will ease your customers to book the ride easily. The Bird App uses the QR code scanner for their customers to book a ride. It increases the convenience of their customers which clearly reflects on their ROI.

·  Allows Users to End Their Ride by Locking the E-Scooter Using the App

The third most important feature you don’t want to miss is that your user can safely lock the e-scooter after their ride using your mobile app. It is a security feature which will give your user a peace of mind. It doesn’t matter where they park the scooter, their app can easily lock and unlock the ride. So, if you want to develop an e-scooter app, then you must add this feature.

·  Safety Campaigns to Guide the Users for Riding Safe

Safety of your customers must be the top priority of your company. To ensure that, you must add a feature that can help your customer to understand how crucial safety precautions are. It also must include how to take the ride and how to drive and park the e-scooter safely. It may not affect your ROI but it surely will ensure the safety of your customer.

 

Now, let’s move to strategies that will help you in developing your e-scooter business and streamline your growth.

 

Strategies You Must Adapt To Pace Up Your Growth

In this section of the post, I will introduce 3 rudimentary strategies that will help you in your e-scooter business. These strategies are well tried and tested by some of the greatest E-Scooter franchises. Let’s discuss them in detail.

Here you go,

 

·  Provide More Convenient Transportation Choice Along With Safety

One of the strategies behind the success of LimeBike is to provide the highest rate of convenience and safety in transportation.

When it comes to convenience, there is no option that can beat the convenience provided by the e-scooter apps. And, the convenience comes with a slew of features like nearby bike option and easy-to-operate. After each ride, the fare will be automatically charged online. It means riders can enjoy the cashless ride. In this way, convenience is one of the dominant factors behind the success of e-scooter companies.

Therefore, if you are planning to create e-scooter apps like LimeBike or Bird, then providing “convenience” to riders to book e-scooter can surely help your startup to stand-out.

·  Provide an essential feature like precise location tracking

Being a startup, you need to take extra attention to the quality of vehicles, and they must be durable for a long run. Also, they would not create hassles for riders while using them. Thus, you need to plan to build your own customized e-scooter mobile app solutions for your users.

You need to provide a smooth, sturdy, and safe ride with the easy controls. And, if you are planning to create a ride-sharing app like Bird or Skip, then it is important to provide an essential feature like precise location tracking. By providing such a feature, it could help them to drive and park their vehicles in a safe manner.

·  Solutions for Urban Mobility with Technology

First of all, you need to identify the urban traffic problems to conquer urban traffic. In short, urban traffic is shorthand for stress, frustration, and time not spent actually living. To face increasing congestion in major cities, urban mobility is in demand for transformation.

The challenge is not just to find something that is eco-friendly and easy-to-use but also adaptable to consumers’ needs and can be shared between app users. All these challenges can be addressed in several ways.

Being a startup, you need to think to add more valuable features, which can make your business more attractive to your app users. Some features like schedule the ride that helps riders to book rider in advance if they are in hurry.

 

Winding It Up

So, what do you think about that? Let’s discuss that in detail. Seasia Infotech is apt in mobile app development. We can help you in building an app that will skyrocket your E-Scooter business. So, what do you think about it? Mention that in comments and I will get back to you. Adios for now!!!

About Author

Human Resource Professional with around ten years of experience in implementation of programs and services such as talent acquisition, staffing, employment processing, health and welfare benefits. Managing human resources procedures and programs of Seasia Infotech Pvt. Ltd. A CMMi Level 5 Web & mobile app development company.