In addition to these iOS 10 updates, Ola has launched a host of new features on its app for all users who avail its services. Among them are Ola Hotspots, which would help the app identify popular hotspots around the user’s location and present those as suggestions. Another new feature will use the customer’s booking history to suggest pick up locations. Additionally, customers will now have an option to “Share Direction” with their drivers for a smoother pick up process by sharing information about the landmark closest to their location which will be communicated to the driver automatically.
Ola also recently introduced the “Offline Booking” feature on its app for times when the user’s internet connection plays havoc on them. When offline, the app will allow users to book a cab by sending their location to the server via SMS, following which a booking will be carried out.