After serving Lagos for over a year; reducing the confusion that comes with moving around the city and the look you get when you ask strangers for directions.
Lara, the directions assistant chatbot has finally achieved her goal of
serving more cities; bringing smiles to those of you that have been requesting.
Since her launch in March 2017, Lara has grown a lot and is more sensitive to the need of her users. One notable change is the “More Options” tools embedded with the Alternative and Ride Share features.
The Alternative feature empowers you with multiple ways to get to your destination providing varying travel time, fare estimate and routes.
The Ride Sharing feature basically hails you a cab; for now Uber and Taxify are the giants fighting for your love and Lara is happy to book you a ride anytime!
Here’s a video showing how Lara works:
Lara has definitely caught the heart of her Lagos based users as can be seen from all the love she gets online. So Abuja, get ready to fall in love too!
Speaking with the founders; Samuel Odeloye (CEO), Nnamdi Nwanze (CTO) and Ladi Ojora (COO), they buttressed how this was achieved with months of hard work, product improvements to suit the beautiful city of Abuja, intensive market research and how their dream of easing the challenges that come with taking public transport kept them going.
On what we should expect next for Lara: The CEO, Samuel Odeloye said; “My team and I are currently working with these top three goals in mind; adding more cool features, improving interactions with her users and expanding into new cities.
“So users should be expecting a Lara 2.0 soon which will include amazing features that will make the application more personalized for the user, making Lara a true navigation buddy!”
So all you Abuja newbies or those of you in Lagos living under a rock and haven’t heard of Lara before, feel free to SAY HELLO NOW!
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