International Online ride-hailing mobile app inDriver, an international online ride-hailing service has launched in Kampala, Uganda.
After launching in Kenya, Tanzania and South Africa, Uganda is the fourth African country that the New York-based mobile app will be offering its services.
With inDriver, passengers are allowed to set their price for their trip for nearby drivers to accept, decline or counter. Drivers can also choose the most profitable and convenient orders.
“Until today, taxi services in Uganda did not leave any choice for locals when it came to the cost of the trip. Users were only offered to agree to the price specified in the app,” said inDrive’s Chief Marketing Officer Egor Fedorov.
“We want customers and drivers to independently and directly determine the fair and favourable price of each trip. Already today, residents of Kampala, using inDriver, will be able to make sure that the cost of travel can be significantly lower than the usual prices,” he added.”
The app’s real-time deals model combats algorithms used by other ride-hailing companies, which rack up prices because of peak hours, traffic and request history.
The company believes that its unique business model will significantly enhance ride-hailing access in Uganda and provide provides affordable and efficient service to passengers in the city with fair compensation to drivers, and the opportunity to preview routes before accepting a fare.