Just like any other country, cities of Saudi Arabia, in general, are witnessing manychallenges of road safety and traffic congestion.
Jeddah is one such city of Saudi Arabia, where two university students came up withan idea of launching an e-scooter sharing platform to deal with these problems. Becausethe e-scooters are fuel-efficient, easy to handle, support the environment and are alsofeasible to use and move around in the traffic due to their compact size.
The founders of the Dabeeb got an inspiration to jump into the micro-mobility industry whenthey found it difficult to commute within the university campus. Dabeeb works with cities,universities and complements existing transit systems.
After understanding the concept, the first thing we did was to research market trends and users’ behavior over there.
Saudi Arabia is already including the smart micro-mobility and smart mobility projects into urban planning as the first step in making smart cities. Daily commuters, university students and tourists were the core userbase.
When the client approached us with an idea, their initial plan was to start with an e-scooter. But our business experts suggested adding an e-bike on the fleet to commute the diverse userbase.
We also suggested them to add services like dock free rental and door to door mobility so that users don’t have to worry about traffic or finding a parking station constantly and can leave ride safely at their destination.
e-scooter hardware is as important as e-scooter software (e-scooter mobile app). As per the requirement, we suggested them to use two different fleet-Okai scooters and Omni scooters.
These e-scooters come with the latest IoT controller, allows an e-scooter app development company to accommodate some groundbreaking features in the app which include theft alarm, high-speed alert, alert while approaching the restricted area, damage detection, and full remote access.
Since they were dealing with multiple vehicles simultaneously (e-scooter and e-bikes), the main challenge we faced was to make a single platform that is compatible with multiple vehicles.
But our technical team worked hard to solve the issue. We developed a platform that is not only compatible with multiple vehicles but has a distinct pricing module for each vehicle.
We designed the app in such a way that one QR code will redirect users to the app store or website based on their device.