Ride-sharing in India becomes simpler after messaging app partnership

Posted: 15 February 2018 | | No comments yet

Journeys with Ola can now be accessed and paid for through a messaging application, increasing the ease and enjoyment in private and public transportation…

Hike and Ola partner to create a seamless travel experience

Hike, India’s first homegrown messaging app, has partnered with ride-sharing company Ola, creating a hassle-free method of booking a transport service.

Hike users, through their smartphone application, which only occupies less than 1MB of space, will be able to book Ola’s multi-modal transportation across 110 cities in India and pay directly with Hike Wallet or in cash.

Booking an Ola through Hike is simple and efficient with the options to set pick up and drop off locations, track the ride and view the driver partner details. No additional setup is needed for the payment system, users will instantly have the choice to use Hike wallet and can also enjoy cashback offers.

Founder and CEO of Hike, Kavin Bharti Mittal, said: “We are delighted to partner with Ola to bring taxi and auto bookings to our users on Hike, a first in a messaging app in India. We’ve made the experience incredibly simple with no need for a login and payments available through the hike Wallet.”

Alongside Ola services the Hike app also enables users to book bus tickets from over 3,000 operators and pay their electricity, gas and landline bills with 60 different operators.

Bhavish Aggarwal, co-Founder and CEO of Ola, said: “Customers feel the need to be in control of services which make their lives simpler and convenient. Innovations including strategic partnerships play a very crucial role in this process. Our partnership with Hike has been specially designed to ensure that the best and the most relevant experience is delivered to our users.”