Why Online Cab needs the taxi template:
Lets start by analyzing why online cab industry needs Taxi App Template. In all developed or developing countries the main stream transportation is Public Transport or Taxi’s or Auto’s. Solving this intra city commuting problem in the country, the Online Cab industry took off in recent years due to the entry of players like Hailo , Uber and Local Vendors like Meru Cabs, Olacabs in India, Maxitaxi,Boston Ride,Empty cabs in US. All of them have different models of revenue may be Route based or Driver based. This business is growing and has lot of scope around world as hardly we believe of all the Cabs in World only 1%-5% would come under Online umberalla. So we see a great benefit in associating with this business.

1.Online Cab Booking:Online cab booking is sunrise industry characterised by huge demand and high growth rates.The car rental space in world is making its presence felt online by offering cab booking straight from website and mobile apps of online cab service providers. After e-commerce, the taxi booking space is seen as the next big thing by investors also.

Leading providers of online cab booking service in world are are Maxitaxi,Boston Ride,Empty cabs, Olacabs, Merucabs, TaxiForSure, TaxiGuide and BookCab who offer mobile apps for different platforms including Android, iOS and Windows Phone which makes cab booking a breeze requiring just a few touches of your fingers.

2. Incentive friendly competition with prizes, People love to compete. Taxi owners are providing community members with incentives, rewards, and challenges as a way to square off against one another, and that will show up exponential growth for taxi businesses. Taxi Templates can be optimized to provide discounts and other incentive based approaches.

3. Reputation: Taxi template is great product to offer to meet business needs of the client and Reputation of Taxi Owners who can customize these templates based on there branding

4.Technology: Technology can be divided into two components, the app technology for consumers and the demand calculation technology at the firm. The app technology is available for Android devices and uses GPS from the requested pickup destination to display a map of all available Taxi template cars in the area. Taxi template calculates the nearest driver and plots your pickup time accordingly.This technology we have implemented in this template. This where we think Jouster has a place and give you insight into your Customer behaviours and patterns which can help Taxi Owners in coming out with best offers and deals for there customer.

5.Users:Taxis are a hybrid service, providing both street-hail and prearranged for-hire vehicle services. A tremendous increase in taxi service increases the demand of taxi in us and uk.

Our taxi template is nearing adoption by an early majority of smart phone users, thus providing potential benefits and pitfalls. We believe its lucrative revenue sharing agreements will lead to future earnings growth.

Competition:

Although more and more people have their own cars and massive public transportations in nowadays, taxi industry can still be profitable due to the flexibilities of its services. Comparing to the fixed routes of bus and train services, the routes of taxi services are flexible and it can take customers to the exact doors where customers want to go. Furthermore, customers do not need to worry about the problem and cost of parking and fuel.
.From the finding of research, we know that hardly any taxi companies is offering sightseeing services to customers, and the level of competition is very high in taxi business due to all of them offer the same taxi services (stations and airports transportations).
Infographics:

1. Taxi business Statistics in United States: The taxicabs of the United States make up a mature system; most U.S. cities have a licensing scheme which restricts the number of taxicabs allowed. As of 2013, in the United States: the total number of taxi cab drivers is 233,900; the average annual salary of a taxi cab driver is $22,820; the expected percent job increase over the next 10 years is 16%.
Due to increased competition from app based car services and ridesharing growth from companies like Uber and Lyft taxi medallions are decreasing in price.
Taxi business is considered as one of the top 10 most profitable business.
2. Taxi business Statistics in U.K.:The 2014 Taxicab Fact Book is a quick look at the state of the taxi industry (with a brief look at the other for-hire vehicle industries). Not only does the 2014 Fact Book contain updated statistics on total trips and fares, but it also provides unique looks at trip patterns by borough, shifts and taxi availability, and driver and passenger demographics. There were an estimated 78 thousand taxis and 153 thousand licensed private hire vehicles (PHVs) in England and Wales, a total of 231 thousand vehicles. The total number of taxis and PHVs increased 18% between 20011 and 2014.31% of the total licensed taxis and PHVs in England and Wales are in London an estimated 58% of licensed taxis are wheelchair accessible, this is 100% in London. Overall, there were 297 thousand taxi or PHV driver licenses in England and Wales, around 2 thousand fewer than in 2011. 52% of licences are PHV-only, 21% taxi-only and the remaining 26% dual licences.

Jouster Mobile Taxi App Template

We have built a Mobile ready Taxi App Template called Taxi-On http://jousterlabs.com/taxion_app/taxion_app.html

The aim of services which provided by Jouster Lab Company is to offer our customers with reliable and timely taxi services at a price that can be affordable by all of them.We have currently Mobile friendly template of Taxi (User Module) being developed, which includes standard features like Login, Facebook + twitter support, Geo -Location fully supported using Google Maps.

1.Set your pickup location (Eg: from Airport, Railway station, Office, Home or your current location)

2. Pick the cab you want and see all available cabs close by

3. Tap “Ride now” to book your ride
4.Tap “Ride Later ” to book your cab.
5. See your ride en-route on the map
6.Payment gateway is included
7. Multipe support screens

8. Android lollipop ready.

9. Beautiful, minimal design
10. Well thought out application UX flow
11. Ready to run right away in Eclipse ADT

These prebuilt functionality saves you hundreds of hours of designing, programming, and testing Customise the template in Eclipse ADT to build your own app
Adheres to Android Design Guidelines Easiest way to create your own app!

Features Planned in future:
Driver Panel:Get instant confirmation with driver details to a company and a customer.We will add one more U.I for customer relative so that he will also get the the driver detail .
Mobile Phone: Every staff will have a mobile phone for communication with other drivers and customers for this we will create two different U.I one for comapany and and another for customer.
GPS:Global Positioning System will be integrated to driver ,customer and relative o see your ride en-route on the map.Get instant confirmation with driver detail.
Customization.

We would like to get this App Template reviewed , lets us know if you want to be associated with us so that we can build next generation of Mobile Taxi App business model,

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About TAXI ANDROID TEMPLATE?

Summary:Its a small summary of taxi template
A beautiful modern location based app template.The Taxi Android app template is ready to be turned into into your next location based app and is optimised for latest version of android.
The template includes a Facebook style slide menu, a beautiful custom map view that displays the user’s current location, search and several other predesigned user interface elements. The default design serves as a taxi app , but could be easily modified to serve as a restaurant locator App , or even friend finder type app similar Find my Friends.We can easily customise the app as per the customer demands.
This a design template and not a functional application, it is up to you to use the sample android project provided to implement the functionality.
Need of taxi app:Why you need the taxi template:
Online cab hire is a sunrise industry characterized by huge demand and high growth rates.
Aimed at solving the intra city commuting problem in the country, the industry took off in recent years due to the entry of players like Meru Cabs, Olacabs and others.
To book a taxi in comfortable way we need a taxi app.
Taxi app shows the car approaching on the map while you are waiting.

Competition:
Although more and more people have their own cars and massive public transportations in nowadays, taxi industry can still be profitable due to the flexibilities of its services. Comparing to the fixed routes of bus and train services, the routes of taxi services are flexible and it can take customers to the exact doors where customers want to go. Furthermore, customers do not need to worry about the problem and cost of parking and fuel.
.From the finding of research, we know that hardly any taxi companies is offering sightseeing services to customers, and the level of competition is very high in taxi business due to all of them offer the same taxi services (stations and airports transportations).
Infographics:
1.Online Cab Booking:Online cab booking is sunrise industry characterised by huge demand and high growth rates.The car rental space in world is making its presence felt online by offering cab booking straight from website and mobile apps of online cab service providers. After e-commerce, the taxi booking space is seen as the next big thing by investors also.

Leading providers of online cab booking service in world are are Maxitaxi,Boston Ride,Empty cabs, Olacabs, Merucabs, TaxiForSure, TaxiGuide and BookCab who offer mobile apps for different platforms including Android, iOS and Windows Phone which makes cab booking a breeze requiring just a few touches of your fingers.
2.Incent friendly competition with prizes. People love to compete. We are providing an community members with incentives, rewards, and challenges as a way to square off against one another, and they will show up exponential growth for taxi businesses.We are providing an huge discounts on our template and prizes for the customer
3.Customer Satisfaction: Compared to our competitors, our prices for templates are more reasonable and hence the service which we provides have 100% customer satisfaction.
4.Reputation:We work to get our name recognised.Taxi template is great product to offer to meet business needs of the client.
5.Pricing & Structure:This pricing structure does not differ much from other car template services but the convenience factor provides it with a competitive edge.
6.Technology:Technology can be divided into two components, the app technology for consumers and the demand calculation technology at the firm. The app technology is available for Android devices and uses GPS from the requested pickup destination to display a map of all available Taxi template cars in the area. Taxi template calculates the nearest driver and plots your pickup time accordingly.This technology we have implemented in this template.
7.Potential roadblock and challenges :There are several challenges that taxi template faces today that it will have to overcome as it continues to grow.
8.Users:Boro Taxis are a hybrid service, providing both street-hail and prearranged for-hire vehicle services. A tremendous increase in taxi service increases the demand of taxi in us and uk.
9. Taxi business Statistics in united states:The taxicabs of the United States make up a mature system; most U.S. cities have a licensing scheme which restricts the number of taxicabs allowed. As of 2013, in the United States: the total number of taxi cab drivers is 233,900; the average annual salary of a taxi cab driver is $22,820; the expected percent job increase over the next 10 years is 16%.
Due to increased competition from app based car services and ridesharing growth from companies like Uber and Lyft taxi medallions are decreasing in price.
Taxi business is considered as one of the top 10 most profitable business.
10. Taxi business Statistics in U.K.:The 2014 Taxicab Fact Book is a quick look at the state of the taxi industry (with a brief look at the other for-hire vehicle industries). Not only does the 2014 Fact Book contain updated statistics on total trips and fares, but it also provides unique looks at trip patterns by borough, shifts and taxi availability, and driver and passenger demographics.
there were an estimated 78 thousand taxis and 153 thousand licensed private hire vehicles (PHVs) in England and Wales, a total of 231 thousand vehicles. The total number of taxis and PHVs increased 18% between 20011 and 2014.31% of the total licensed taxis and PHVs in England and Wales are in London.
an estimated 58% of licensed taxis are wheelchair accessible, this is 100% in London.
overall, there were 297 thousand taxi or PHV driver licenses in England and Wales, around 2 thousand fewer than in 2011. 52% of licences are PHV-only, 21% taxi-only and the remaining 26% dual licences.
11.Conclusion:Our taxi template is nearing adoption by an early majority of smart phone users, thus providing potential benefits and pitfalls. We believe its lucrative revenue sharing agreements will lead to future earnings growth.
How we are different from others company:
We want establish a good relationship with the customers.
The aim of services which provided by Jouster Lab Company is to offer our customers with reliable and timely taxi services at a price that can be affordable by all of them.

APP SCREENS:
Splash Screen: First screen will be the splash screen which comes for a small time.

Login Screen: It will help in taking the customer details. In this template we can login through facebook, Twitter *.
This is divided in two module
Create Account Screen
Forgot Password Screen

Side Bar: This side bar contains eight fragments which will navigate to their respective screens .The six fragments are as follows:

GET A Taxi : The get a taxi screen will show the pick up and drop location of the the taxi.It also shows the booking date ,booking time,Taxi model etc.

RECENTS: The recent screen will show the pending bookings of the user.
COSTS :The costs screen will show estimated cost of traveller in which it includes waiting charges ,Night time charges etc.
MY BOOKINGS : My bookings will show the bookings of the customer.
FAVORITES: It will show the favorite destination.
CONTACTS: Contacts will show the taxi drivel detail ,toll free number , mobile number ,email id.
PAYMENTS:This shows the mode of payment which you will while booking a taxi .It includes VISA CARD,DEBIT CARD,MASTER CARD.
SETTINGS:The settings screen will show the setting of the taxi.

EDIT PROFILE SCREEN:In this screen we can edit the profile
Features which are already included:This is just a template
1.Set your pickup location (Eg: from Airport, Railway station, Office, Home or your current location)
2. Pick the cab you want and see all available cabs close by
3. Tap “Ride now” to book your ride
4.Tap “Ride Later ” to book your cab.
5. See your ride en-route on the map
6.Payment gateway is included
7.It has multipe support screens.
Benifits:
Android lollipop ready.
Beautiful, minimal design
Well thought out application UX flow
Ready to run right away in Eclipse ADT
Prebuilt functionality saves you hundreds of hours of designing, programming, and testing
Customise the template in Eclipse ADT to build your own app
Adheres to Android Design Guidelines
Easiest way to create your own app!

Planning in future:
Driver Panel:Get instant confirmation with driver details to a company and a customer.We will add one more U.I for customer relative so that he will also get the the driver detail .
Mobile Phone: Every staff will have a mobile phone for communication with other drivers and customers for this we will create two different U.I one for comapany and and another for customer.
GPS:Global Positioning System will be integrated to driver ,customer and relative o see your ride en-route on the map.Get instant confirmation with driver detail.
Customistaion:We can customise the template as per the requirement of the client.

What is UX DESIGN?

Ans:User experience design (UXD or UED) is the process of enhancing user satisfaction by improving the usability, ease of use, and pleasure provided in the interaction between the user and the product.

User experience is any aspect of a person’s interaction with a given IT system, including the interface, graphics, industrial design, physical interaction, and the manual.

UX is the: what, when, where, why, how, and who of a product. Pretty much everything that affects a user’s interaction with that product.In other words we can say that

“A UX Designer aims for that sweet spot where user needs & business needs overlap.”

The Principals of UXD are as follows:

  • Holistic: The experience is not just the product anymore. It is made up of all touch-points of a larger system, from the product to the support to the way your neighbor talks about it. Not all of these things are designable in the same way, but all can be designed for on some level.
  • UX is a Lifecycle: People experience the world over time…nothing happens at once. As such, people don’t immediately have a good experience with most things. There is a lifecycle that must be gone through, starting with awareness, building up to first-time use and going into regular use and even decline. These steps are relatively stable.
  • Context is King: In an age when it is easy to create products and content quickly, the missing piece becomes context: how does what we create fit into the lives of the people we create it for? Discovering the ins and outs of context is why UX professionals do so much user research, as the subtleties of context are a sharp blade.
  • UX is Social: Time was when a person’s experience with a computer was a solo affair. The most they did was to email someone and get a response. Boy have times changed! We are not dealing with individuals any longer…we’re dealing with entire social lives. Not only are we dealing with how a person behaves on their own, but we are dealing with how someone behaves in an ever-changing landscape of public to private, where each shade of gray affects their behavior differently.
  • Psychology is Primary: Software is getting easier to use all the time. The one with the psychological edge will win. This means that we have to dive deeply into the psychology of use, play, product adoption, and social interaction to create the best experiences.

Simplification: Simplicity is much more than the trite “less is more” we so often hear. Simplicity is not about volume; it’s about clarity. If people can understand or use something with little difficulty, then you’ve made something simple. It may have been a Herculean effort to make it so, but simple is not always easy to design…it only appears that way.