Jugnoo files patent for feature that allows users to book rides offline

The feature uses an SMS to send the user's location details and then books a ride for them

Published Date
25 - Jul - 2016
| Last Updated
25 - Jul - 2016
 
Jugnoo files patent for feature that allows users to book rides o...

Jugnoo has announced a feature that allows users to book a ride even when there is low or no internet connectivity. The feature uses an SMS and the company has also filed a patent for the system. When internet connectivity is not available, users will have the option of booking a ride from their current location or from a list of previously saved geographic locations, or even from a location from a stored map on the user’s phone. Once the location is set and a ride request is made, a pre structured SMS with location details is sent to Jugnoo’s servers. This will then be deciphered automatically and the user will automatically be assigned the nearest available ride to the customer, who will also also receive details of the ride via SMS. Customers will also have the option of cancelling the booked ride.  

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Marking every step of its growth trajectory, Jugnoo files a patent that allows operations of its app in offline mode as well. Progressively transforming the current ride hailing ecosystem, Jugnoo renovates its internet dependent smartphone application, into an internet independent system, facilitating booking rides for users even with no internet access. The feature facilitates a process for connecting Jugnoo users to Jugnoo app in an offline mode.

Elaborating further on the new disruptive feature, Samar Singla, Founder and CEO Jugnoo said, “In an era such as today, while we talk of groundbreaking technologies and internet that not only connects humans but machines too, there are still people who do not have access to internet or suffer connectivity issues in our country. Conventional methods of taxi or auto-rickshaw booking through mobile apps are dependent on the internet. Factoring in both the aspects, we felt there was a need to introduce a feature that enabled our users to avail the same service through the app, even in case of no internet access on their smartphones.”

“The introduction of this feature is directed towards bridging this gap and providing our users with a robust system to book rides in offline mode. Through this feature, we intend to provide a commercially practical procedure to book rides in absence of internet connectivity.” He added

The new feature by Jugnoo ingeniously thrives on the longstanding SMS service. In case of low or no internet connectivity, Jugnoo user will have an option to book a ride from their current location or from a list of previously saved geographic locations or by selecting a location from stored map on the user’s smartphone. Additionally, users will also have an option to select their pick up location on the cached map through manual selection. Once the location has been set by the user and a request for ride is made, a pre structured SMS with location details will be triggered from the user’s phone. On receiving that SMS, Jugnoo servers and third party services will decipher the information and automatically assign the nearest available ride to the customer. The status and details of the ride will be shared with the user through an SMS. The users also have an option to cancel the booked ride. Once the internet resumes, the ride details and other features associated with the ride will be available for the user through the Jugnoo application. 

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