London is not only the capital of England, as we all know, but also a capital of fashion & luxury business that attracts millennial millionaires, fashion designers, and brands.
Once we got an email from Matthew, our client, who was inspired by our blog post about taxi-hailing mobile app development.
We were more than excited about such an opportunity.
After we contacted Matthew, we clarified more details about the project.
HYPR is a-first-of-its-kind supercar booking taxi app that works on the subscription basis in the London area. Its vehicle fleet includes Rolls Royce, Gelentwagen, Lamborghini, and other supercars, popular among wealthy millennials who prefer to rent cars than buy them.
Matthew already had several screens of his mobile app design, so he was looking for a development team that would build the code part for four standalone products, as well as back-end logic and stable infrastructure.
He also emphasized the limited time frames. We had only four months to develop the app's MVP so that the client could show it to the commission of Transport for London(TFL). It was quite challenging to book an appointment in TFL, which is possible only every 6 months. We had to demonstrate the product and receive certification, so knowing the strict deadlines, we had no room for mistakes.
During the development phase, we faced the following challenges:
We developed HYPR, a transportation platform that offers exclusive service of supercar hiring for its customers. The platform consists of:
A web portal allows applicants to submit forms for registration in the HYPR app.
A web portal allows Admin to view and manage Applicants and Customers, Drivers, vehicles, manage car models, prices, and review statistics from both driver and passenger apps.
A mobile application for Members, i.e., passengers who were approved for registration and can use the HYPR App. Members can hail a supercar, schedule the departure time, choose the available supercar model.
A mobile application for Drivers. Driver app users can sign in to the app, add car details, view all orders nearby, pick up passengers, and complete rides.
The HYPR application required a reliable and accessible payment processor to handle:
In addition, we needed a solution that would refund money on the different ride’s stages. Thus, we decided to integrate Stripe because it perfectly met the client's requirements.
Google Maps and Google Places
Geolocation was another essential app component, requiring integration of third-party APIs for general map navigation, vehicle monitoring.
One of the client's requirements was to make the app GDPR compliant. This meant that the app should meet strict guidelines for user data management, include transparent data use policy, and guarantee data safety. To make HYPR GDPR compliant, we used the following solutions:
Our tech stack
We nailed delivery of the MVP of two mobile apps, Admin panel and a website with subscription on time, Matthew presented our project to the Transport of London committee, who approved our applications for the London area. After the MVP launch, we entered the second development phase and integrated other features for the app's public release. Currently, we continue working on the app, and soon we will release a new app version with more features for both drivers and passengers.
New HYPR’s release will include
For us, working on the HYPR project was a better experience than riding all supercars at the same time.