July 25, 2017

Now book a cab without the app—Ola partners with Google to launch PWA



Ola customer app
Image Courtesy of Ola

Ola, the popular mobile app for transportation, on Thursday announced that it had launched a Progressive Web App (PWA), a lightweight mobile website that offers users an app-like experience on smartphones. Through the PWA, users can book cab rides without having Ola’s native app installed on their phones.

In a press note, Ola noted that the PWA requires a fraction of the data used by the native app and is mainly targeted at users in smaller towns and cities, that generally have patchy networks and mid- or low-end smartphones. Bhavish Aggarwal Founded in January 2011 by IIT Bombay alumni Bhavish Aggarwal and Ankit Bhati, Ola is currently active in 110 cities and claims to have about 6,00,000 vehicles across cabs and auto-rickshaws operational on its network.

Ola’s Android app takes up about 18.47MB of space, while the […]

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