Even though bus is one of the most common modes of transportation that is used by millions of people across the country, the bus travel industry in India is not only unorganized but also highly fragmented. Honestly, it took a great amount of time to witness a few innovations in the industry.
The lack of organization in the industry helped redBus become one of the most successful online bus ticket booking platforms in India.
Started modestly in 2006 with just a handful of seats, redBus now has more than 2300 bus operators, around 2 million seats daily, a customer base of 23 million passengers, and has covered around 6000 towns and cities.
Mobile App development like redBus takes detailed planning. A decade ago, it was all about travel agents, but now, everything has changed. Below is the feature list that you should focus on to build an app like redBus.
|End Users||Users Features||Bus Operator Features||Admin Features|
|Application Access||Application Access||Application Access|
|User Profile||User Profile||Admin Profile Management|
|Social media login||Social media login||Tickets Management|
|Search buses by location||Manage Ticket module||Payment Management|
|Select boarding and drop off location||Manage Vehicle||Offers and Discount management|
|Booking cancellation/editing||Manage offers/discount/td>||Cancelling/Rescheduling module|
|Real-time tracking and updates||Manage Review/Rating||Location Management|
|Multiple payment gateways||Time and Route management||Route management|
|Ticket booking history||Support & Analytics||Reports & Analytics|
|Refer and earn||Manage Payment||Manage Transport Operator|
|Checkout page||Cancelling/Rescheduling module||Manage Notification|
|Push Notification||Manage Notification||Manage CMS|
|Ratings and Reviews||Manage rPool||Manage Bus type|
|Map integration||Manage Report||Manage Country/State/City|
|Choose bus type||Manage Passenger||Logout|
|Photo/Video uploading||Manage Promotional Code|
|Select Country||Seat Management|
|Refer and Earn|
|Hire a Bus|
|rPool (Find a ride/ Give a ride)|
|Cost of developing a similar app like Redbus||USD $25k to $30k with Web Admin + Web Services + Mobile apps (Android + iOS)|
|Data sync||Share details with passenger in pdf||Usage Analytics|
|Booking Calendar||Language and Currency Converter||Crash Report|
|Show important near-by places in map|
|Language and Currency Converter|
Customers are offered a better 24/7 user experience with intelligent travel assistants such as Chatbots, Google Assistant, WeChat, Messenger. With their support, users can navigate through popular challenges easily
By exploring still images, immersive videos, and even interactive tours with 360 photos, users can make their way around the hotel. This way, they can dynamically see different parts of the hotel and near-by places.
Snapchat shows 10 second promoting videos to users. Integrating 10 second promoting ads in apps will also increase your revenue. In a study, it is found that around 64% of all ads were viewed from starting to end since it has no option to close the ads.
For the successful execution of an app like redBus, you will need a team of professionals involving the following:
Experience with multiple product/service aggregator platform development.
In depth understanding of seat booking, and trip scheduling processes for group transports.
Knowledge and experience with multiple payment gateway APIs.
Comprehensive Live support services to manage: system upkeep, devops, & digital marketing.