Getting around Gaborone quickly can be a hassle if you don’t have a car. In order to request a cab, you have to call a cab company number, which may be hard to find and has to be arbitrarily chosen from a search. Also:
• The cab may take a long time to arrive and there is no way of being sure that it is actually on the way.
• The security risk of getting in a car with someone who you are not sure of his/her credentials.
GabzRide is a mobile app in development which will finally bring modern ride-hailing to Botswana. It will connect registered cab company drivers as well as independent drivers to people who need personal transportation quickly and effectively. The mobile app uses technology such as web mapping, location services, phone number authentication, profile account registration and user reviews for an improved customer/driver experience.