Diva, a taxi ride-hailing app has been launched in Uganda and it will be an only female driver-based application that will have flat rates. The current market is highly populated with male drivers and when the news was broke out, a lot of users were really excited about the app.
The new ride-hailing app will be available on Android and iOS for iPhone users. The users will be able to pre-order their cars, schedule when to be picked and dropped something that some users will be excited.
For people who will have to go to Airports or will need early morning rides will definitely find the Pre-order feature an awesome addition so they don’t have to worry about getting rides in the morning. The better part about this too is that prices are all fixed before the trip and there surge fear is eliminated.
According to the company, all the female drivers are carefully chosen, interviewed with careful background checks on all, and also properly trained.
When it comes to scheduling, users will be able to schedule their rides for between 2 hours and 2 months meaning there is enough time for them to actually get a car. Confirmation messages or emails are sent to the users after they have booked their rides something akin to flight tickets.
Diva Becomes the Latest Taxi Hailing Service in Uganda
Because it is women that are driving these taxis, the company has taken deliberate steps to ensure their safety. The drivers are being taught self-defence, the company will also provide the female drives with a special feature alongside the App registration unique number for safety purposes this enables the female drivers to press a “panic button” in case of any incident.
Some of the products that the cab-hailing service will offer are Bridal & Events cars; School transportation, Airport taxi services, Car Rental services, and Company group and organization services.
As stated earlier, female clients are very happy with the coming of the new service. For some, this was an opportunity to delete the other apps while another lady on Twitter talked about how finally they can order for a ride late in the night and not worry about her safety getting home.
If there were ever any doubts, this App or Taxi-hailing service is very certain to have won over the female market which is a big one if you are to consider.
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Author: Moses Echodu
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