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16 July, 2017 12:43:02 AM / LAST MODIFIED: 16 July, 2017 09:47:56 AM
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New ride-sharing app Ezzyr in the offing

A local software firm is the latest one to jump onto this bandwagon with both car- and bike-sharing services in one app
FAISAL MAHMUD
New ride-sharing app Ezzyr in the offing

Banking on the runaway success of global ride-sharing apps, the country's app developers have started venturing on this new path to ferry people from one place to another in a quicker and easier manner.

 

Innovadeous Pvt Ltd, a local software company, is the latest one to jump onto this bandwagon with its ride-sharing app, Ezzyr. When asked about its unique selling point (USP) in a market overwhelmingly dominated by Uber and its local counterpart, Pathao, Kamrul Hasan Emon, the director of Innovadeous Pvt Ltd, said they would combine both car- and bike-sharing services in one app.

“Besides the ride-sharing provisions, we'll also incorporate two other provisions such as pre-booking car services and ambulance services,” he also said.

“So, it'd be like a super app to serve all of your communication needs,” he added. Emon said a ride-sharing app mainly functioned as an on-demand service. Their app developers would connect the service givers and takers through a real-time digital platform, he told The Independent.

“We're using the same model to create a database of our registered service givers. Car and bike owners are now getting registered with us through the app Ezzyr Driver,” he said.

The service takers can download another app, Ezzyr, to avail of the service. “You need to download Ezzyr to get our service,” he said.

At present, the two apps are available in Google Play store. They will soon also be available in apple i-store.

One can also go to the website www.ezzyr.com and get registered to avail of both services.

Meanwhile, the apps have the provision to provide cars and ambulances as a pre-booked service to the registered users.

“These are our unique services. By availing of the ride-sharing option, you can get on-demand services any time. Suppose you need to go to Comilla tomorrow and need a pre-booked car, you will not that get service in any ride-sharing app,” said Emon.

Here Ezzyr steps in to fill the gap, he added.

Moreover, there is a growing demand for ambulance services in the capital. “To provide such services, we've incorporated another provision in our app. We'll connect ambulance service providers with those who are in need,” Emon said.

He said Ezzyr planned to offer all its services at competitive prices to attract more people to get registered with the app. “We'll officially start our journey from the beginning of September, before Eid-Ul-Azha,” he added.

Emon praised the government’s initiative of formulating a ride-sharing service guideline. “I think such guidelines have created the scope of coming up with more apps,” he noted.

He said he believed that the emergence of more apps would make the prices more competitive, ultimately benefiting customers.

Welcoming the initiative, Mostafa Jabbar, president of the Bangladesh Association of Software and Information Services (BASIS), said he always favoured local software development and app services instead of foreign ones.

“This app is another addition to BASIS’s latest initiative of made-in-Bangladesh digital services,” he added.

 

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