Ola, India’s most popular mobile app for transportation, has rolled out its latest update for iOS 10 that will include Siri and Apple Maps integration. This integration makes Ola’s growing focus on making cab booking even more accessible and convenient for iPhone and iPad users in India. Using just their voice, iPhone and iPad users running iOS 10 can simply say, “Hey Siri, get me an Olacab” to book their next ride.
By updating to iOS 10 and installing Ola’s latest app, users can now:
Ask Siri to book you a cab using a wide range of options, including Micro, Mini, Prime and Lux;
Book a ride without ever opening up the Ola app to track a ride’s progress and view ride estimates and trip progress in a rich notification.
Speaking on the development, Ankit Bhati, Co-Founder and CTO, Ola, said, “Technology is at the core of all our solutions aimed at providing enhanced mobility to our customers. Integrating our app with iOS 10 is a step towards redefining customer experience. We are proud to be one of the early adopters of Sirikit and Mapkit in the world and we are confident that customers using Apple devices will benefit from this refreshed experience.” He further added, “With this update, Apple users will also get access to Ola directly from Apple Maps when searching for their destination.”
To ensure a consistent experience across all Apple devices, Ola has also launched an Independent app on Apple Watch.
Mobility needs in India are constantly evolving and innovation is at the heart of the solutions being built to solve for these needs. Ola’s understanding of India and its customers enables it to roll out innovative solutions that help it stay ahead of the curve. Ola’s mission of building mobility for a billion Indians is aided by a focused approach on delivering seamless customer experiences through innovative use of technology.
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Founded in Jan 2011 by IIT Bombay alumni Bhavish Aggarwal and Ankit Bhati, Ola (formerly Olacabs), is India’s most popular mobile app for personal transportation. Ola integrates city transportation for customers and driver partners onto a mobile technology platform ensuring convenient, transparent and quick service fulfilment. Ola is committed to its mission of building mobility for a billion people. Using the Ola mobile app, users across 102 cities can book from over 4,50,000 vehicles across cabs, auto-rickshaws and taxis. Ola has also introduced a range of shared mobility services on its platform like Ola Shuttle and Ola Share for commute and ride-sharing respectively. The app is available on Windows, Android and iOS platforms.