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Olacabs Launches Bangalore Operations; Support For Wallet?

Olacabs, an online car rentals and cab services venture from ANI Technologies, has officially launched its cab service in Bangalore region. We had previously heard that the company was piloting the service in Bangalore when it had launched its Android app last month. Olacabs said it will offer point-to-point services within the city to hour based rental services and bookings for outstation travel, with flexible options for bookings and payments. Users can book cabs either through the phone, its web portal or its real-time cab-booking mobile app available on the Android and iOS mobile platforms. The company claimed to be the first and the only online car rental service in India to launch a mobile app with realtime booking. As we reported earlier, the mobile app allows users to locate the nearest Olacab, make bookings and receive instant booking confirmation with requisite details like name of the cab, vehicle number and expected time of the cab’s arrival. In addition, it also allows users to track cab’s incoming progress on their mobile phones. Support for wallet? The company said that registered users can also maintain a credit balance with Olacabs to use the service as and when needed, without the need of making any physical payment to the cab driver. However, we are not sure how it works since we weren’t able to find a way to store money either through the company’s website or the Android app. Launched in January 2011, Olacabs currently operates in Mumbai and Bangalore and intends to expand to…

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