You will be surprised at these five apps we have found and how much hassle they will save you from. A special article for the Grab and Gojek drivers we depend on so much!
We cannot imagine what it is like to work as a Grab or Gojek driver, but one thing is for sure, it is not as easy as it looks. The work of a rideshare driver does not end when the car is parked, vehicles used so extensively require more regular maintenance. Fuel consumption and finances need to be accounted for as well. Which is why we have compiled a list of five apps you can easily install on your mobile phone to make your life as a Grab or Gojek driver much more comfortable. Time saved you can spend on the more essential things in life.
1. Quickbooks by Intuit
If you ask any accountant about Quickbooks, chances are they have used it before or have heard of it. Intuit, a financial software company, has now launched Quickbooks for small business owners as this easy-to-use application available on both iOS and Android. Perfect for keeping your expenses in check and at the end of the month you can quickly generate a statement to keep your work finances in check.
Quickbooks is not a free application; it will cost you a subscription fee to use each month. We guarantee you will find the app well worth the expense, the intuitive functions and how they walk you through the process might even teach you a thing or two about professional-level accounting.
Regardless of the type of vehicle, you operate as a Grab or Gojek driver, the accurate weather forecast is significant. While Yahoo, iOS and Google have their weather app or function, these at best only provide a few days worth of data and may not be updated quickly in real-time. Accuweather is dedicated and free to use weather forecast application. Accuweather collects its weather data from reliable sources, such as local meteorological services. And unlike the other yahoo applications, Accuweather has professional Meteorologists in payroll.
With weather forecasts months in advance and updated as accurately as possible, the Accuweather app is a critical tool must-have for every Gojek and Grab driver. Not everyone wants to drive in the rain, especially for drivers who wish to be safe.
We probably did not even need to tell you about the Wave traffic app; nonetheless, for the few who are unaware, we present the Waze traffic app. Available on both iOS and Android, Waze touts as the best traffic application in the world. Waze is a mix of traffic and community since most of the data fed to its servers via users on the road.
Fellow Waze users will send out alerts to warn against things like lousy road conditions, traffic accidents, and traffic police officers. Waze community look out for each other and assures the information provided is as accurate as possible. Other users on the road will either confirm or counter the accuracy of reports. As a Grab or Gojek driver, you need to be aware of the road conditions; no one wants to deal with an unhappy client and may affect your driver rating.
4. Fuel comparison apps
Depending on the part of Asia you are in, there is a fuel price comparison app available for you. Below we have compiled a list of such applications according to country:
Singapore: Fuel Kaki
Malaysia: Malaysia Fuel Price
Philippines: Gas Yaya
Thailand: Thailand Oil Price today
Forgive us if we have not included your country on the list. You should be able to find the best local fuel price comparison app using Google or checking the iOS or Android app stores. When you are Driving daily, even a cent makes a significant difference in your yearly fuel expenses. Maximizing profits is something most drivers consider a top priority, so please use these fuel comparison apps to your advantage.
5. Roadside assistance apps
In the event of an emergency, you would want assistance to come in as soon as possible. And yes, there is an app for that. However, depending on the country you are in, the apps will be different.
Singapore - AA Singapore
Malaysia - Carput
Indonesia - HONK
Philippines - Beepbeep
Cambodia - KAC
For the countries not included, we think you have a better chance of finding the application if you search in your local language. We apologize for our lack of language skills.
As a Gojek or Grab driver, for your time is money, we are aware of that. Which is why an app that has roadside assistance services on standby is the best solution to rectify any mechanical vehicle issues you currently have. Hopefully, it is not anything too serious, and you can get back on the road as soon as you can.
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