Hi, I’m Pranav Gupta and I have developed RideFine, a carpooling app for smartphones, to provide a platform to environmentally and socially responsible people pan-India to conserve fuel, reduce traffic congestion and pollution and to save on the cost of commuting, simply by carpooling in a reliable and safe manner.
The application is up and running – I have started with a pilot in Mumbai city and plan to gradually expand this service across India. My own funds have been utilized to develop the application, get a payment gateway, a website, listing on iOs and Google Play and on testing the application for public release. This was the first phase, which has taken off successfully. We have a dedicated team of core developers, who are continuously improving on the performance of the application, to make it as real time as possible.
The second phase over this year is going to focus on:
1. Increasing the user bandwidth on the website and application
2. Developing the database of user profiles
3. Improving the look and feel and overall experience of the website
4. Investing in a strong marketing plan to establishing the brand, and increase outreach
5. Introducing new features such as “Register your car for rentals”
6. Expanding to at least 2 new cities
We need funds to kickstart the second phase and so we are asking you, our potential users, to help us expand. The funds will be spent on achieving the deliverables of the second phase and we promise to keep you updated.
We are also open to feedback. Please let us know what you think about the application overall and how we can improve on providing you a better experience.
RideFine is a smartphone application that helps people save money and commute hassle-free daily by allowing you to fix a carpool in real time.
You can either “Request a ride” or “Offer a ride”, depending on whether or not you would be taking out your own car. If you are hitching a ride through RideFine, you would pay only half of what stuffy rickshaws or taxis would demand. If you are offering a ride in your car through RideFine, you will be recovering more than half the cost of your fuel.
Let your phone find the most appropriate ride for you. Enjoy a safe and comfortable ride. RideFine your journey.
Simply download the Ridefine app and make your life easier. The app is available on the Apple App Store for iOS and Google Play for Android.
Experience comfort and convenience. Lower your travelling expenses. Contribute to reducing the burden of traffic on the road, lowering pollution and conserving fuel. With so many advantages, give this mobile app a chance to improve your lifestyle.
Watch our video here: http://youtu.be/0NhZ-rgvvWA
You can check the application on your smartphone (right now, only people in Mumbai will be able to book a ride) and you can check the website out here – ridefine.com