Uber is a mobile app that connects passengers to drivers. It has had the highways of Lagos to itself for a year now without real competition, but there’s a new kid on the block, AfroCab – and it isn’t pulling no punches. Here is a sub that I couldn’t help but catch:
Are you tired of paying outrageous prices for short rides? With Afro, you can bargain a convenient price, right from your device! #GetAfro
— Afro (@afrocab) August 6, 2015
So, AfroCab offers itself as a provider of more pocket-friendly rides for shorter distances, plus it offers the ability to bargain a convenient price with the driver. How does it work?
- Select your route.
- Bid your fare.
- Get a ride.
- The option to pay via cash is available too, among other channels.
Here at MobilityArena.com, we find it all very interesting. Will AfroCab be a hit? How am I supposed to know? Am I God? We will all have to wait to find out.
Whatever the case, vibrant competition is good news for end users. AfroCab is currently available via web (desktop and mobile, Android app, iOS app, and BlackBerry app.
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