SafeBoda - lessons learned from an aspiring tech disruptor

SafeBoda co-founder Alastair Sussock has written a piece for the NextBillion website, discussing the challenges faced as an aspiring tech disruptor. 

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Shell Foundation and SafeBoda both believe that everyone should have easy and safe access to mobility. In February SafeBoda launched a mobile app in Kampala, Uganda, that connects users to a community of trained, professional motorbike taxi drivers (Boda Bodas).  The app is fundamentally changing road safety for passengers as well as reputation and livelihood for the drivers (who get up to 50% more bookings than regular Boda Bodas).
 
“Building an app in Uganda and managing operations within this famously unregulated industry have not been without its challenges,” writes Alastair. “However, with 20 percent week-on-week ride growth and an average customer rating of 4.8 out of 5 we’re standing in good stead … it’s time to share what we’ve learnt so far about building an app in Africa.”
 


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