Olacabs has introduced easy single-tap options for multiple bookings, advance booking and even a built-in cab rate card, in the new version of the Olacabs app.
The app allows the user to tap on a ‘Ride now’ button in order to beckon a cab closest to him, removing the uncertainty faced by point-to-point commuters over availability of a cab just in the nick of time and a ‘Ride later’ button to schedule a future pickup without the hassle of going through a call centre.
Available for Android and iOS, the new Olacabs app incorporates existing user feedback. In order to popularise, the app amongst existing and new users, the company has come up with an incentive based referral system where users can refer friends to book a ride using the Olacabs app.
Advanced / Multiple pickups:
Until now, the Olacabs app only enabled customers to book a cab for his / her current pickup location. With this update, customers get the benefit of booking not only from their current location but from any other desired location as well. Also, for bookings to be made over an hour or more in advance, customers can specify the date and time of the pickup in addition to a location of their choice.
Ola Money- Referral incentives:
Ola Money is a new referral scheme which incentivises users to refer the app to their friends right from their smartphones. Ola will provide a referral code to all users who download the new app on their Android or iPhones using which they can invite friends to download the Ola app. The invited friend on signing up for the Ola app using this referral code instantly gets Rs 50 Ola Money in his wallet. Also, whenever this friend takes the first ride and completes it, the referrer earns Rs 50 Ola Money in their wallet. The older version of the app will not support this feature.
Ola Money- Online Recharge
Going a step ahead towards making payments hassle free for users, Ola has now enabled a recharge option too. Customers can log in to their account through the website and recharge using their credit card, debit card or net banking account. This recharge shall be added to the Ola Money and shall be used for payments against subsequent rides. This feature removes the hassle from payment at the end of the ride. This is the only cab service in the country that enables virtual payments for intra-city cab rides.
Bhavish Aggarwal, co-founder and chief executive officer, Olacabs said, “We are excited to launch the 2.0 version of our app. The first version of the app was received very well by our users who liked the app’s simplicity and convenience. A large number of our customers have been using it regularly to book an Ola. However, we felt there was scope to make the app even more user-friendly. So, we went back to the drawing board, with feedback from our users, and identified fresh aspects that can be added to enable easier payments and multiple advance bookings.”
Other features that have been added include an online rate card and a ‘help’ feature that enables users to access support with one touch to email@example.com