With Pedal-Power Bike-Sharing Service Ola is Now Competing With Uber
Mobile App

Uber

Ola in Rival With Uber With Bicycle-Sharing Service

https://dk2dyle8k4h9a.cloudfront.net/Uber

Ola has recently turned to the pedal-power for its initiative to offer bike-riding services to the users in its attempt to compete with the ride-sharing giant Uber. Before Ola, China’s Didi Chuxing and Grab in Southeast Asia have initially invested in bike-sharing companies. The initiative was introduced to offer dock-less bikes available at every major city point. Users can pick up and leave them anywhere they want to. Ola has started a similar service to jump directly into the race.

{IRP}

The service has been initiated as “Ola Pedal”, which is limited to just a few university campuses in India, one of which is IIT Kanpur. Taking the inspiration from ride-sharing giant Uber, Ola is planning to expand its services to more destination in the weeks to come. The idea behind the initiative is to offer trips for rides that are too short for taxi and too long to walk.

 

{IRP}

In order to avail the services, users just need to input bike’s code (it is a unique code for every bike located on the frame) that opens the lock code of bike. As soon as users reach their destination, they can easily lock and leave the bike.    

Talking more about the initiative Ola in conversation with a news portal quoted “Bicycles are a sustainable and efficient alternative for covering first and last mile mobility needs in our cities”. “With superior technology and available to book on the same Ola app, used by millions of Indians on a daily basis, Ola Pedal will go a long way in solving larger issues like pollution and congestion in our cities, especially for short distance trips.”

{IRP}

It was China’s Ofo and Mobike services that started the initiative in the parts of Asia for the very first time and expanded to the United States and some parts of Europe. Both of the above-mentioned companies are expanding with a million dollar worth that is growing every single year. Ola’s initiative to start the bicycle-ride services from student campus is similar to the plan China’s Ofo and Mobike services took for its expansion. The initiative from Ola looks promising and have all the potential to be a big name among the ride-sharing giants.

For the Latest Mobile App Trends and Mobile App Reviews, follow MobileAppDaily on TwitterFacebookLinkedInInstagram and Flipboard.

Joshua Anderson
Written By
Joshua Anderson

Joshua is a writer at MobileAppDaily and also works as a reporter for the team to keep our readers up to date. He is breaking the mobile app technology news for MobileAppDialy since 2016 and has more than 4 years of experience as a tech blogger.

Top Companies

01.
InMobi
Singapore
02.
Dot Com Infoway
New York, USA
03.
M&C Saatchi Mobile
New York City, USA
04.
Techmagnate
New Delhi, India
05.
Fetch
London, UK
View full report

Latest Articles

Join our global community 135K Followers
Mobile App

JPMorgan Chase Bank Links Samsung Pay To Its App As A Payment Option

Akash Singh Chauhan 4 min read  

Chase, the US-based multinational bank has decided to upgrade its wallet payment app with the help of Samsung. Chase Bank customers who use the Chase pay wallet app has to use the QR scanning method to make in-store payment. This technology is much more troublesome compared to the latest methods lik

Mobile App

AppyParking, U.K's Award Winning Parking App Raises

Eric Jones 4 min read  

AppyParking, U.K. based mobile app company that assists the user to easily find the nearest parking space . Aviva ventures and new shareholder Breed Reply, known for backing the Internet of Things (IoT) businesses in the initial stage have invested £2.25 million in AppyParking.AppyPark

Mobile App

Amazon Pushes Voice Control To Its iOS Alexa App

Akash Singh Chauhan 4 min read  

Amazon finally brings the voice control for Alexa on iOS devices. The company has updated Alexa app for iOS devices that will allow the users to give voice commands. With the help of new feature, the iOS users can control the smart home appliances and will be able to directly ask questions to Alexa.

Mobile App

'Hello Hope' An Inspiration by Turkcell Facilitating the Syrian Lives

Ariana Johnson 4 min read  

Severe chaos in Syria has become the reason for worst ever refugee crisis. More than 4 million refugees had to relocate from Syria. For all the refugees and migrants mobile phone technology has become a blessing in disguise and one of the most integral belongings. Mobile messaging apps and social me