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Won't work.... Users like the 'protection' offered by a 'company' such as Uber/Lyft etc. Making it decentralised, removes this and will keep a lot of users away.
 

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It's a private closed group now (probably to stop the taxi trolls), but there's a Facebook group in Bendigo "Rides for Cash".
Not new... The same thing happened in the USA when Uber/Lyft pulled out of some states!

Most groups are closed, like buy/sell etc. Keeps the serial pests out.
 

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Some thoughts......

Someone stole the Uber website!!!

Do you have a video of the app in action? Its a bit unclear at first glace what the application is meant to do and how it will help me as a Fuber driver etc.

Maybe also while you're getting going, drop the price a bit lower to get some people on the system and then look at moving it back up to $1.99.

You're in a chicken/egg situation at the moment. You gotta kick start the user base!
 

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The biggest problem for drivers app will be insurance cover for pax.
But if some insurance brokers are clever and put some sort of policy can be done.
Marketing can be done by drivers will take long time but will work.
Offer slightly cheaper prices then rest of apps
The driver will only get paid if takes the job no cancellation fees.
App developer gets monthly subscription fee from drivers
 

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Found this on net http://venturebeat.com/2014/05/20/uber-claims-new-app-based-drivers-union-is-bogus/
Uber says new App-Based Drivers' union is 'bogus'
HARRISON WEBER MAY 20, 2014 9:32 AM
TAGS: APP-BASED DRIVERS' ASSOCIATION, EDITOR'S PICK, RIDESHARING, TAXI CAB, TEAMSTERS, TOP-STORIES, UBER, UNION

Above: Daniel Ajema, at the Teamsters building in Tukwila

Image Credit: ERIKA SCHULTZ / THE SEATTLE TIMES
Rideshare drivers are forming their own union, but Uber claims the organization is "bogus."

Over the weekend, hundreds of Uber drivers met to elect leaders for an App-Based Drivers' Association. 500 drivers expressed interest in joining the union, the Seattle Times reports, in affiliation with a chapter of the highly aggressive Teamsters union.

Unionization efforts among a subset of Uber drivers aren't new, particularly in Washington. Among the alleged reasons behind the new organization, chief complaints include the following claims:

  1. No liability insurance
  2. Flaws in the driver rating system
  3. Unfair driver bans "without cause"
In conversation with VentureBeat, an Uber spokesperson responded to these claims with an unusually blunt response: "If an Uber driver wants to make a change they can talk to us directly - they don't need a bogus organization like this to do that."

In response to the App-Based Drivers' Association's rating complaints, Uber claims it takes feedback from both drivers and riders seriously [Bold: VentureBeat]:

Feedback is a two-way street. At Uber, riders rate their experience and drivers do the same. Real-time feedback about drivers means Uber can correct for issues big and small - while ensuring that only the best drivers stay on the road. We take this feedback seriously - depending on the circumstances, rider feedback may lead to deactivating a partner from the system or serve as validation that the driver is providing great service. An Uber trip should be a good experience for drivers too - drivers shouldn't have to deal with aggressive, violent, or disrespectful riders. If a rider exhibits disrespectful, threatening, or unsafe behavior, they, too, may no longer be able to use the service. You can learn more about our rating system here.

A key complaint among the union's drivers is a lack of job security, a frustration that seemingly contradicts the very foundation of Uber's system. An Uber spokesperson verified by phone that drivers are not employees - they're independent contractors. This means that any driver who joins Uber runs the same risks that every small business owner faces. It is unclear if Uber should be more explicit on this point in its promotional enlisting materials.

Uber states that its drivers "understand that they are being connected to riders through the technology platform," and that the company encourages driver feedback. Meanwhile, Uber is rapidly expanding in the U.S. and recently landed a major endorsement from Google. In addition, while Uber hasconsistently clashed with the traditional taxi and limousine industry, the firm today hired away a top official at the Taxi and Limousine Commission.
 

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Someone needs to create an app that drivers can use to communicate with each other based on their location. Example, driver in the CBD communicates on the app to "go offline and wait for surge", this message then gets pushed out to all drivers who have the app within 3km of the originator.
This would help coordinate the drivers and create surges.
 

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Someone needs to create an app that drivers can use to communicate with each other based on their location. Example, driver in the CBD communicates on the app to "go offline and wait for surge", this message then gets pushed out to all drivers who have the app within 3km of the originator.
This would help coordinate the drivers and create surges.
Sounds great. How about you get right into it then...

P.S.
I know (personally) someone who did! .... the response from drivers was luke warm at best. So that "someone" is now busy doing other things... lol
 
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