Meet ShuttleWizard, the Search Engine for Rides

Uber, previously known as UberCab, was born in the heart of Silicon Valley. The idea behind this app was to provide passenger cars with drivers to users, at affordable prices and in instant time. Keeping it simple, users can use their smartphones to make reservations directly from their app.

Like many other online services, Uber relies heavily on the feeling of belonging to a community. To achieve its goals, the app offers its users a high quality service – the company requires, for example, that water is provided to customers in all cars. The same goes for Lyft, a rival service that provides users with similar features.

Other than these features, what these services have in common is the limitation in terms of the vehicles that may be requested. They do offer rides for up to 6 people, but not more than that and not on very distinct cars. For that, the search engine can be used which, on the other hand, lets users search other options regarding the method of transportation –  for example, a 10-person van, an SUV, or even a limousine, among other rides.

Unlike the other two services, allows users to book rides in advance, directly from their computers or mobile devices. It offers two main options, Airport and Point-to-Point transportation, and making reservations through this platform is very easy and straightforward: users can choose the option they need, choose whether they need a one way or round trip, complete the options suiting their situation and that is it.

After a (quick) search, then presents the user with all the available services, separated in several categories like “Shared Service”, “Private Shuttle / SUV / Van Service”, and “Private Limo Service”. Inside the categories, the available options are presented with the cheaper one on top, by default.

Other than the price, additional information is available, like the type of vehicle for that ride, the cost for the first passenger, the cost for each additional passenger, fuel surcharge (if applicable) and the maximum number of passengers allowed for that vehicle.

So, if you are ever in need of a ride and want to compare all the available options, be sure to give a go.

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25 y/o, born and living in Portugal. Majored in Biology, but tech and computers were always a passion. Wrote for sites like Windows.Appstorm and MakeTechEasier.
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