[Kenya] Bolt launches Web App to make ride-hailing services more accessible
Ride-hailing app Bolt has launched Bolt Web App, a cost-effective alternative for riders to request a trip on a web browser.
Bolt Web App is an option for riders who have mobile phones with limited capabilities in terms of high-performance user experience, internal phone storage, prone to a weaker internet connection, are conscious of the amount of money spent on data or want to order a ride using their computer.
“At Bolt, we’re always working on making urban transportation more accessible and convenient. The option of using the Bolt Web App to request a ride is an all-inclusive step to have everyone enjoy the convenience of transportation while taking into account the concerns related to data costs, their cell phone capabilities, storage, the strength of their connection and the need to order a ride using their computers. Bolt Web App can work on any device that has a web browser, including tablets, laptops and even phones with limited storage and poor connection from time to time,” said Ola Akinnusi, Country Manager at Bolt.
Bolt Web App functionality is accessed by inputting a cell phone number and submitting the OTP number sent to the cellphone number provided by the rider. Once authentication is complete, the rider can select the destination of their choice. The rides ordered in Bolt Web App can be paid for in cash and using card options. Riders can still rate their trip and driver for their completed ride
Bolt Web App has a variety of categories available, including Bolt, Bolt Lite, Bolt protect, Boda, Bolt XL and Bolt Plus that riders can select according to their trip requirements.
With the ride-hailing Web App set in motion, Bolt Web App is at the fingertips of riders in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania, South Africa, Nigeria and Ghana.
“We assure customers there is a Bolt ride available around the corner for everyone irrespective of their means of mobile model or connections. Our users have another possibility to order affordable and reliable rides across the 16 urban centers where we operate,” added Ola.