Zapp RideShare is a personal electric cycle rental service operated using a mobile app. Users can locate, rent and ride electric scooters to commute around their cities or university campuses. 10Clouds built Zapp’s mobile apps from scratch, providing smooth user experience and eye-catching design. We also took care of the entire management system which allows the owner to run his business smoothly.
Mobile Development, Design, Back-end Development, Front-end Development
Frank Scozzafava, the founder of Zapp Ride Share, approached us to take his business idea to the next level. After his first experiences with running a mobile app scooter rental service, he came up with a plan to revamp it all and offer his customers something exceptional: eco-friendly, low-speed electric scooters operated by a top-notch mobile app available for Android and iOS platforms.
Our role was to build the new apps from scratch, provide them with quality backend (built in Python), smooth user experience and eye-catching design. This is how Frank sums up our cooperation on Zapp Ride Share: “We went through the entire app and everything that I learned, and this experienced team redesigned the app to make it user-friendly, simple, and easy."
Students need an easy way to commute around cities and college campuses. Public transportation doesn’t give them enough freedom, while cars often turn out to be expensive and demanding for their needs. Cabs don’t pay off on short courses, and existing cycle rental services are cumbersome.
With Zapp Ride Share users can pick up and rent an eco-friendly electric cycle in a few seconds. It’s fun, easy and green way to get around town. The whole process is handled by a user-friendly mobile app, which allows users to localize the nearest available cycles, unlock them, and pay for the rental.
The focus in Zapp Ride Share revolved around security and convenience, both for the users and the product owner. We came up with surefire solutions: real-time vehicle tracking, accurate energy and payment management, parking spot location monitoring.
Easy and on the go approach relates not only to vehicle rental but also to Zapp’s infrastructure management. 10Clouds linked the vehicles hardware with the software - the result is an intuitive mobile control panel, that allows the administrator to keep track of every vehicle location and battery level. It also notifies the business owner about possible thefts.
While on the ride, the app displays a dashboard filled with essential information: user’s location, rental time, cycle number, and the location of nearest parking spots. Cycles are equipped with bluetooth speakers that allow voice navigation.
Users can rent Zapp electric scooters charged per minute, but longer rides come with better rates thanks to the flexible billing model. What’s more, they can set up an automatic top up on the go, without the risk of running out of funds before they reach their destination. Several monthly subscription plans are available, that let users share the scooter with multiple people.
Right now, students at University of South Carolina and Columbia residents can Zapp around the city, but this is just the beginning. We’re implementing updates addressed to other target groups and locations, including e.g. tourists in Miami. As a service, Zapp Ride Share is scaling in an impressive pace, and so are the iOS and Android apps we’re constantly developing. In March 2017, we’re launching Zapp Ride Share in Key West, FL. In the next 12 months there are plans to open at least six more company-owned locations and sell the first franchises by the end of 2017.
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