Finding a cab in the city isn’t always easy. The Minicabster solution is focused on taking the effort – and expense – out of finding a minicab. Using your current location, the service gathers quotes from local minicab operators to find you the cheapest journey.
The app’s experience centers around finding the right cab at the right price near you. We use the phone’s location to tell the Minicabster back-end where the query is coming from. Cab drivers who use Minicabster will see this request, including the location, and provide a quote for that trip. Back in the client app, the user sees a list of quotes, picks the best one, and subsequently waits for a verification SMS saying the cab is on the way.
Working with the existing Anycabs apps, we applied the new ‘Minicabster’ brand, updated the quote, location and SMS verification experiences. In addition we also added a guided tour to help users get up to speed. Our approach was to assess the existing source code and styles, and then to design the new user experiences to fit the existing app. The design process dealt with both iOS and Android in parallel, and focused on delivering visual appeal, ease of use, and adherence to best mobile design practices.
“Matchbox has a deep knowledge of Android and iOS” says Irshad Khan, Minicabster Head of Technology. “We worked closely with the Matchbox design and development teams to make big changes quickly and effectively.”