Tech in Africa: Google’s Allo messenger and a taxi app war

14 October 2016

Digital Content

Africa’s taxi app wars hit a new level during September, with major players adding to their offerings in a bid to woo customers.

Kenyan mobile operator Safaricom launched Little Cabs earlier this year, looking to challenge Uber in the cab hailing space. Now, it has been able to reduce prices for users after partnering fuel firm KenolKobil to offer drivers discounts at the pump.

Not to be outdone, Uber launched its food delivery service UberEATS in Johannesburg, with further launches set for Cape Town and Pretoria imminently. Both Little Cabs and Uber will face increased competition in Kenya after the launch of Taxi Chap Chap, which comes complete with a points-based customer loyalty programme. Read the full story on The Next Web here:

Source: The Next Web 5 October 2016