The days when car was considered a luxury are history. Such attitude still works for some specific models, but it is not the marker of the whole situation. A car has become our everyday need. And this need is even stronger when you travel abroad. Many think that renting a car is too complicated and expensive. Hertz proves it’s wrong with their app.

Hertz app didn’t come out of nowhere. The company has long and rich history.

It all started in September 1918 when Walter L. Jacobs started a car rental service. He had only a dozen of T Model Ford cars that he restored and painted by his own effort. In five years he managed to expand his business up to the income of 1 million U.S. dollars.

In 1923 Jacobs sold his car rental concern to John D. Hertz, the president of  Yellow Cab and Yellow Truck and Coach Manufacturing Company. Jacobs continued working in the company as the chief operating officer.

In 1970 Hertz company founded International Center of Booking and Information in Oklahoma City. By the means of Internet Hertz company started providing their services 24/7/-365 days a year.

In June 2001 Hertz company moved to the new level when they announced the Hertz Collection of high-end cars. The company started renting cars as Jaguar, Land Rover, Lincoln, Audi, Infiniti, Cadillac and Volvo. This collection combines Luxury vehicles with exclusive customers service.

As of today, Hertz company is the global leader in the car rental services represented in more than 150 countries all around the globe. All together there are about 8100 administration offices. Hertz company offers the wide choice of modern cars for short term and long term periods. Generally, the rental centers are located in airports, business centers, resorts, and urban districts.

First of all, if you are planning to build a mobile app for a rental car company you need to realize that Hertz company is the world leader in car rental services.  Most likely you have seen their sign or sticker on the cars when you were abroad or on vacation.  And their enterprise car rental app is developed in accordance for these high standards.

Hertz app allows you to book the suitable car in any of 8100 administration offices in 150 countries all around the globe. The process of in app reservation is simple and intuitive. It will take only a few minutes to form and submit your request. But the most pleasant thing is that you get 5% discount when you book a car with the app.

Let’s take a detailed look on the Hertz interface and functionality of iPhone app if you are planning to create a mobile app for a Car Rental.

And the first thing to be noted is the usability. The interface is not overloaded with the unnecessary elements and buttons and the custom design is simple and made in brand reflecting colors.

The prime function here is to target your location and find the nearby Hertz rental centers. This is very convenient when you are in the unfamiliar city.

The next prime feature is the rental cost calculator. If you have some time you can enter info with your order details:

  • City
  • Time and date of the receiving
  • Time and date of the return

And the system will name the rent price.

You can choose and book a car in USA, Europe, and any other country that have Hertz overseas office. Having placed the required information the app will show you available cars of different price tiers so you could select the most suitable option for you. You offered a wide range of models starting from small town cars up to minivans and luxury cars. Your choice depends only on your purpose and financial bracket.

For additional fee you can equip the rented car with GPS travel guide or child safety seat. The only thing remaining is to put your contact details and press the special button to book a car. After that you can pick the selected car at rental location within the specified time and date.

Making the process even simpler for regular customers, Hertz app save all details of booking to allow the users book the car faster.

If you are planning to build a Hertz clone this functionality review will help you to understand the requirements for car rental applications

How much does it cost to develop car rental mobile application?

If you require the car rental app like Hertz for startup then the question “how much does it cost to develop car rental mobile application?” probably pops up in your mind.

Let’s define the core features:

  • Design of architecture
  • Creation of similar design
  • User Login
  • User Profile
  • Geolocation integration
  • Search of available cars within certain radius
  • Booking of the chosen car
  • Payment gateway integration
  • History of rents
  • Push notifications (about 4-5)

Timeline estimations:

  • Design (40-60 hours)
  • Mobile client development (300-350 hours for each platform)
  • API development (70-90 hours)
  • Admin Panel (100-160 hours

The costs can range widely as they depend on company’s hourly rate. The average cost to build a car rental reservation app is $12000-$15000.

Here are a few tips that will help you to select the suitable company:

  • Ask the developers to describe their approach to solve this challenge
  • Check their expertise in this niche (view their portfolio and tools they use)
  • Contact their project manager
  • Make clear SOW (State of work)
  • If possible get acquainted with the team

Not every company can develop a car rental reservation application but here at AMCON SOFT we provide Car Rental app development services.

Send us your ideas and requirements for business and we will provide you with the best solution!

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