If Uber does have any proprietary software be assure they will sue you for it.It is not Uber's technology, it is logistics software. I give them credit on figuring out how to scale it and bring it out to the public, but they did not invent this stuff, just applied what is available. What do you think all these other ride share companies are doing, they are just applying logistics software and branding it as their own.
Agreed, taxis here had a smartphone app before uber came along, they didn't like the concept, so never logged on, to make it work and build up the customer base, then uber came along and smashed it,The taxis have had apps since before uber came into being (not even joking)
The app is only 33% of the race, but if your not first your last.
There's 3 things you need.
1. drivers, as many as uber/lyft have
2. an app that works
3. competitive prices to uber/lyft
If you don't have all 3 you won't get customers. Insurance/permit are honestly optional at this point if you bank oversees.
Yes, Uber will be in a position to make more money as they fend/kill off competition. However, you would be a fool to think that drivers will ever see a dime of that additional revenue. If you accept a ride today for $3.00 "earnings" while uber can charge the customer $7.00 today. Uber has no incentive to give you anything more than $3.00 tomorrow when they can charge the rider $8.00.Agreed, taxis here had a smartphone app before uber came along, they didn't like the concept, so never logged on, to make it work and build up the customer base, then uber came along and smashed it,
Lower prices, worldwide advertising, lose a lot of money with incentives, uber lost hundreds of thousands in promotions, free trips, referrals, advertising, now the taxi company have decided to try their own app, and it's failing,
There has Been 9 simialr uber companies here, they all have gone broke and failed within 3months, if you don't have the financial backing and ready to lose money, then your app won't suceed,
The company that supplied the taxi app here before uber arrived, changed tactics, dumped all the taxi contracts, and hired uber drivers, 6years in business and they still havnt made a profit,
Uber could easily raise prices and still suceed, but I think they are trying to wipe out taxis first, when taxis no longer exist, then prices will rise, and we should make better money