Following Donald Trump’s Muslim ban and a broken strike among NYC taxi drivers, there was a widespread campaign to encourage users to delete their accounts with the ride-sharing app known as Uber.
One of the first questions many people had was what would they do without the convenience of the app that allows them to call a car to their location and catch a ride wherever they need to go. Many recommended Lyft, which got cool points with many potential customers by pledging $1 million to the ACLU.
However, these two ride sharing titans aren’t the only ones in the business. Moovn, which is a Black-owned company started by a self-taught tech guru, is hoping to be the next big thing in the industry.
“The market, for the most part, is currently being dominated by Uber and Lyft with these companies enjoying the benefits of having first mover advantage with the transportation technology space,” Founded Godwin Gabriel said in an interview with UrbanGeekz. “However, we’re confident that the global market remains sizable enough for all of us to fit in and play.”
Besides being Black-owned, there are some important things that separate Moovn from its competition. For example, it doesn’t utilize surge pricing during high-traffic periods, allows customers to reserve rides up to a month in advance and offers bike and tricycle services in developing countries where cars aren’t as prevalent.