Use Uber or Lyft? A Roseville resident has developed his own ride-sharing app. The Roseville Press Tribune reports:
A local man and former owner of Yellow Cab of Roseville has created a mobile app to compete with rideshare giants in the greater Sacramento area.
App creator Francisco Rizet launched “Zride” July 1 on both the Apple App Store and Google Play Store, aiming to take on rideshare services like Uber and Lyft. Though founded just under seven years ago, Uber’s latest valuation suggests the company is worth $66 billion.
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While also providing the best ride for consumers, Rizet said that by creating the app he hoped to help small business owners compete as a team. Zride currently boasts nearly 100 registered drivers.
Passengers who hail a ride with Zride’s app can call any size vehicle at any time of the day, for $1 per mile. While other rideshare apps force consumers to agree to variable pricing throughout the day as the demand for rides rises and falls, Zride’s rate stays constant.