Little Cab is a Kenyan ride-hailing app backed by telecoms operator Safaricom.
The taxi-hailing industry is gradually growing in Africa and has brought about a diverse market of competition. Tech entrepreneurs have come up with disruptive e-hailing apps in a bid to give Uber a run for its money. Although competitors may offer better quality or cheaper services, many customers may still prefer Uber or Taxify as these companies have established a stronger brand and larger driver network.
In Africa, Uber has operations in eight countries; Egypt, Ghana, Kenya, Morocco, Nigeria, South Africa, Uganda and Tanzania. While Taxify operates in South Africa, Kenya, Nigeria, Ghana, Tanzania and Uganda. Regulators in other countries continue to shun Uber but the company continues to lead the market in Africa since its entry in 2013.
Uber and Taxify have held the top spot but there are new taxi apps that are coming up and challenging the marketplace. Here is a list of 7 African taxi-hailing services disrupting the market.
1. Tag Your Ride – South Africa
The mobile application, Tag Your Ride, was launched by Rogerant Tshibangu, a university graduate and now academic development officer at the University of Kwa-Zulu Natal. The app has standard pricing for the rides Click here to read entire article
Source:: IT News Africa