In March of 2018, electric scooters began flooding the downtown area of San Francisco. It kickstarted the transportation revolution with peer-to-peer scooter renting startups recognizing the opportunity on the market.
Skip Scooters operates one of the largest fleets of shared electric scooters for reliable last-mile transportation. Their scooters range among the most advanced on today’s market and Skip is one of only two scooter-sharing companies that were granted operating permission in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Skip runs on a variety of different technologies that are implemented across its platforms. Consumer-oriented mobile apps should be able to process thousands of rides and code scans each day, pickups for scooters with empty battery need to work around the clock, while system management apps must provide up-to-the-minute information about the fleet.
Catering to the user base in the most technologically advanced area, Skip knew the tech side of their business should be no joke, while the user experience in thousands of daily rides better be smooth. Povio got the point and gathered a team of experienced on-demand developers to provide what Skip needed.
Empowering consumer through apps
Povio developers built Skip's iOS and Android consumer apps that represent the core of the SkipScooters’ service.
Fast payment stack
One of the main app's features is the payment stack that charges the rental fee per period of time. We relied on Stripe, Google Pay, and Apple Pay to provide secure and fast money transactions.
Super-charged Ranger app
Rangers are the backbone of the SkipScooters service. Each night, dozens of rangers drive through the town to collect low-power scooters and charge their batteries overnight. Their go-to iOS apps are built with the same technology stack as those made for users but with different features.
Geting the scooters ready
SkipScooter's service relies on several core features. The scanning of scooters already delivered to the home base, fee-charging notifications, and plan for disbanding the scooters the following morning all ensure that thousands of riders can enjoy a better A-to-B riding experience daily.
Skip's business as a whole cannot function without comprehensive data management. Povio's developers have built Skip's system management dashboards using the React library, while their web technology is hosted on Google Cloud with Cloud Firestore as the database and using Google Cloud Functions for APIs.