Around 2 months ago Mr. Viet Le approached Excellent Webworld with an innovative idea to provide luxurious taxi service to the rich and luxurious class of clients. He wanted to deliver a whole new level of luxury and travelling experience to the users from his Tesluxe car.
Mr. Viet Le is a very particular man who had a complete picture of what he wanted from day 1. He needed 2 apps; one for the driver (iOS) and other for the passengers (iOS and Android) and also a website for the Luxury Taxi Startup. We had to make Tesluxe different from other existing taxi services. He was clear that the apps should be easy to use and quick to book trips.
App development,UI/UX Design
Tesluxe is the luxury startup developed from the concept of luxury travelling.
Some very unique features were developed specially for Tesluxe. Every addition to the app and website was a planned move to improve either user experience or speed up the whole working. Sustainability was an integral part of our app and web development for Tesluxe. Just like the Tesla car, our app is also sustainable to every scenario.
Google Map integration
Front & Backend Development
Node Js, Angular Js
What’s unique in the app
The Tesluxe app has all the basic features that any taxi app should have like:
Features List for Driver App
Features List for Customer/User App
The features that make Tesluxe the most unique taxi app are
What makes Tesluxe a luxury project?
This startup was going to be for clients from lavish lifestyle so the app needed to resonate with their style and taste. So the app and website were made with the most affluent individuals in mind. The app was built with two main things in mind:
1st to make the app look as rich as the service.
2nd to give the clients the best service with quick working.
Challenges & Solutions
Excellent Webworld has always loved a good challenge and that is why we were excited about this project. Building an original app like Tesluxe from scratch is a very challenging task let alone finishing it in 2 months.
To make a panel for unique service type
Unlike the regular wage according to distance approach, we knew that the service provided by our client needs a unique category , service mention and payment model. We introduced 3-unique service and
Point-To-Point: This is the usual model with payment according to the per mile rate of the trip.
Hourly: The payment will be done by the hour. So the passenger has to pay for the time but not the distance covered. (The base rate starts from 4 hours)
Flat Rate: Some distances are very common so there is a flat rate for such locations.
To make both the apps (driver and passenger) to respond to each other seamlessly and quickly
We implemented Socket.io (plugin), the fastest responsive framework plugin which can connect both the apps instantly. Socket.io is the best option that replaced MySQL for this challenge.
Many times the map showing the distance between pickup and drop point is not how much the driver actually travels but more. This makes the ride a loss for the driver.
We found an amazing alternative to the usual way of calculating the trip fare. Instead of using the common distance between both points we kept lodging the location of the car every instance making a real-time route of the trip. This way we can calculate the actual distance traveled by car with the passenger in it and charge fare cost.
Car movement to be shown on the map
This was the most difficult and ambitious module of the app that we faced. We wanted the passenger to view real-time car change on the map. For instance; if the car took a left on the road the digital icon of the car will also take a left in real time. We took real-time Lat-Long (Latitude and Longitude) of the vehicle for every instance and made a smooth transitioning movement on the map.
Luxury rentals are leading the startup world
The hourly model of payment is very useful not just for this app but for many luxury business models. If you own any of the following luxury items then you can start your own luxury service startup in the footsteps of Tesluxe.