Uber: Before – Now – After


We have all seen an era when hailing a taxi was an extremely challenging task and the way of hailing one was by shouting, “TAXIIII” at the top of our voice.

Still there was no guarantee to be able to hail one and the poor passengers with urgent traveling requirements had to pay a hefty amount for the taxi service.

Ugh, what tough days they were!

Traveling was indeed costly and booking a cab was a nightmarishly difficult task.

Today, all we can excitedly say is, thanks to UBER for raising the bars to the customer’s satisfaction and setting out an excellent example for the on-demand cab service companies to learn from the model, grow with the innovation, and bloom with the remuneration!

While it is dedicatedly striving to get into each and every class – category of people, it consistently implements all the lessons that it learnt from the past and makes its future brighter.

Such ‘Uber’ is the Uber business model!

Trust me dear, with every passing day we have interestingly found a significant increase in the RFPs (Request for Proposals) like never before because of the expertise we possess in the intensive development of web, mobile, wearable, and IoT applications, regarding Uber for X – Uber clone applications for on-demand services under different niches.

And why not? Any individual would get highly impressed with the on-demand business model, considering the numbers that it plays in.

Uber Before


Uber’s First Commercial Ad

UberCab started its uphill crawl to the top of the on-demand service marketplaces by introducing black luxury car whose price was as high as 1.5 times as compared to that of the monotonous taxi services.

This was just the beginning of the journey and Uber was already a hard-headed contender in the market though only a few could afford the price.

This is when it realized the wide gap existing between the customers and their service.

This is when UberCab became ‘Uber’ during its initial development stage by rousingly working upon determining the highest demands for private car drivers and implementing the best in their business.

In the market where leasing arrangements of vehicles are available, the only one eligibility criteria for driving Uber Cab is appropriate age, health, car type and status, ability to drive and a background passing check.

That’s it and anybody can become a driver.

But as they say, with fame comes the game.

There were also a bunch of displeased taxi drivers other than that of Uber’s, whose earnings considerably decreased as a result of highly increased competition at very lower rates.

But indeed, this served as a golden opportunity  since the drivers rigorously started registering themselves to the on-demand services thereby eliminating the excess competition.

And for the customers, affordable yet competing price as compared to the taxi services, that too getting served at the doorstep just at a finger tap to the destination delighted them to the very core.

This way, what was basic for UBER, was something that the customers excitedly adopted and cherished while commending every bit of it.

Uber Today




Uber today provides a broad variety of service levels apart from the private booking of the ride; it extensively provides luxury cars, larger cars, car with a car seat, wheelchair accessible car and pet transportation cars.

What’s more interesting is the fact that not restricting to only the drivers and customers, Uber excellently designed a new model wherein it provides renting of cars with the self-driving options each equipped with cameras, GPS, radar equipment that easily enables car to create 3D map-utilizing landmarks and other contextual information to keep a track of the car position.

After accommodating private rides and self-driving options, Uber smartly targeted the ones who still dwelled in the cocoon that Uber services are expensive by launching its exclusive pooling feature.

Such great is Uber’s farsightedness!

Coming to the feature, it being the least expensive level of service became popular and hence can be afforded and used extensively by any type of customers

You see what’s the essence that was always targeted?


Just for your ease, here we summarize how Uber disrupted the on-demand services marketplace.

  • First it efficiently went on targeting the ones that prefer taxi over metros and bus service with its luxury car services.
  • Then it extended its reach to the customers who wanted to improve their standard of living by providing service at an affordable price.
  • Next it even went on further and thought about the ones who restrict themselves from the service considering it expensive by introducing the car pooling option.
  • Ultimately, it thought about the ones who prefer to rent cars and self drive.

This is Uber of today, the disruptive synonym of on-demand taxi service!

In order to make a clone of Uber today, it is extremely important to know the least yet basic sustainable clone tactics and strategies for Uber

Uber After


Uber’s Technology Day, Q&A with CEO Travis Kalanick on Apr 7, 2017

While the existing Uber services helps the customers to effortlessly travel from one place to another, the future services that Uber holds is about providing the ease and comfort of traveling to another city or country and who knows even continent!

Yes, Uber today is all set to delve into providing even the helicopter services to its customers named as ‘UberCHOPPER’ for specific events and for traveling from one place to another.

Interestingly, still Uber is not yet to be concluded with the great extent it has stretched for itself, but is all set to bring about new revolutions with its innovative ideas.

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The Ridesharing App Titans Other Than Uber

At significant times, it is merely about what the customers feels after experiencing a ride though with a little change in the basic idea.

Same is the pictorial scenario with the competent Uber across the world.

Here’s the secret to be Uber which nobody will tell you – You know you don’t have to be Uber if you want to compete with it. All you can do is look for what unique features does its existing competitors have and learn from it to be that great of a business.

Right here is an all-inclusively interesting list of the giants competing with Uber:


With Lyft’s emotionally catchy tagline – ‘Your friend with a car.’ it enthusiastically strives to make the ride a bit friendlier and a comforting affair altogether.

Yes, Lyft promotes friendliness unlike Uber which believes in keeping the professional decorum throughout the ride.

Apart from this basic difference, Lyft is an on-demand transportation service platform that lets people hire a cab with only the help of a smartphone just like Uber but only in the US.

Since, friendliness is of great importance, the passengers are made to sit on the front seat.

But more delightful is the fact that Lyft is said to have an extremely responsive Customer care and support with numbers provided on the website unlike Uber which only accepts email in case of queries.

The drivers that get involved in Lyft are mostly the up-spirited ones that have a high passion for driving pertaining to their emotions-evoking tagline – ‘Make a new friend every day.’

Adding more knick-knacks about the driver’s end, apart from the ones wanting to earn like anything while driving, even the ones having a thing for driving also readily enroll themselves as drivers.

How fulfilling Lyft is!


With the tagline playing on the sentiments – ‘All the rides begin and end with Curb’, it widely sets a stage against the Uber services.

If you think Curb is the same as Uber, we suggest you to think twice about it.

We reveal the lesser known fact – Curb is costlier than Uber.

When it shows only the estimation for the price, the customer ultimately ends up paying for a lot more than what it shows on the basis of how long the meter is running.

Along with allowing the passengers to pay via different models and gateways, Curb highly expects the users to compulsorily tip the drivers after every ride and separate tipping models are appointed for that as well.

Not all is bad though and why, we put forward to you to evaluate.

Curb does not at all believe in surge pricing and keeps its front stakeholders – drivers and passengers away from it.

It may cost the passengers a little more overall to get from one point to another point, but it will definitely never cost them more as much to get from that point to the first point.

The price will always be the same, no matter what time of the night it is.

What’s more?

The riders can even ask/request to make stop(s) to which the drivers agree and the cost is added on the basis of the wait time.


Here we meet with the giant which did not yet venture out to set global records but only provides the service in its domestic country.

Grab, similar to the Uber taxi service is mostly operated in prime South Asian countries.

Just like Uber, Grab completely works on through the app-based platform for smartphones which the user can use for their windows, android or iOS application.

It most importantly aims at reinventing the local cab services by launching simple, cost- effective mobile-based technology to the drivers and the passengers for a seamless ride and experience.


Ola only competes the taxi giant Uber and has companions such as Grab, Lyft and Didi by its side to be at the heavier fleet side.

Ola is an application-based transportation service company and is pacing up in India as compared to the ones in its domain.

As per the demand and need of the passengers, it stands tall to deliver various types of cab services ranging from economic to luxury.

It is great in the way it allows both the cash as well as digital payments.

More interestingly Ola allows the passengers to book the cab two hours in advance of the ride and choosing to rent a car on hourly basis.

Why Uber is beating all its competitors?

The massive, titan, giant, and what not in the ongoing taxi service, Uber surely outthinks and dominates the service with its full-proof business model.

One great thing it definitely teaches the businesses is to keep up with the customer and ultimately the customers will be retained on their own with minimalist efforts or in favorable cases none.

With so many similar cab industries joining hands together, Uber still manages to be at the top because of the following unique business features and professional ethics:

  • Faster Time of Arrival

With a lot many drivers and expansion, Uber makes its reach to the darkest of the dark, the loneliest of the lone, and the busiest of the busy street within a matter of just a few minutes. This in itself compared to other taxi service is an outstanding feature for the customers.

  • Professional Aspect

Uber shows a completely classy side of getting a ride with its tagline ‘Arrive in style’. With the customers and drivers empowered to rate each other on the basis of their professional behavior, there are more possibilities that both the front stakeholders maintain and keep their attitudes in check.

  • Uber has a much larger coverage area

While other cab services are restricted to only their demographic boundaries and specific cities/countries, Uber operates in the major parts across the globe with the maximum fleet of drivers to connect the passengers to their destination.

  • Benefits for Customers

When compared to its competitors, Uber has got the most satisfied and loyal customer base because of its clean rides, quality service, and accepting payments in the preferred form of the passenger. It always discourages the passengers from tipping the user no matter how highly satisfactory the ride is.

  • Benefits for Drivers

In order to break the base of the drivers for the competing cab booking services, Uber offers special joining bonus for the drivers of its rival on-demand services and retains them with its specialized plans and norms.

The tips and special rewards are given to the driver with high ratings, thereby encouraging the drivers to provide quality service.

  • Price Surging

In addition to what is been said, surge pricing is an additional factor for the growth of Uber. This means that as and when the demand for the cab service increases, its price also increases. Since, during peak time the demand is high and there is a need to reach to the destination as soon as possible, such convenience and luxury come at a price, umm surge price to be precise.

To balance to the surge pricing, Uber organizes events and promotions that allows the customers avail discounts or even free rides in many cases.

  • Disrupting Old Industry

Talking about today, Uber is all set to remodel the cab service and transportation services in a generalized perception. This is done by changing the  car ownership and transportation, and re-introducing it in a new way. Uber is making it less of a need to own a car and instead purchasing rides. Not just restricting itself to cab services, it opened the doors of innovation by its Uber for food, Uber for Logistics, etc., and ultimately the earning from this disruptiveness.

To conclude to such a thought-provoking piece to build intelligent business, I would say Uber for X has an excellent opportunity to be an essential part of every damn service that is reliably customer-based and absolutely engages them.

It just takes a paradigm shift to cover the journey from a smart business to a smart business tycoon.

It just takes TRoo’s conscientious efforts and robust approach for building a sustainable business!

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Vishal Nakum

Vishal Nakum is a tech enthusiast with a passion for exploring the latest developments in the world of technology. He has a keen interest in emerging technologies such as Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Blockchain, and enjoys keeping up-to-date with the latest trends and advancements in these fields. Vishal is an avid learner and is always on the lookout for new ways to expand his knowledge and skills. He is also a creative thinker and enjoys experimenting with new ideas and concepts. In his free time, Vishal enjoys playing video games and reading books on technology and science.