Pikime is the latest service in Kampala with broad ride hailing options against the market leaders
Following an abrupt roll out of its Orange branded motorbikes in Kampala, Pikime is the latest service to take on Uber boda, Taxify boda, Dial Jack and the 2 wheel leader Safeboda before a 2019 push to the taxi hailing portion. Breeded as a startup based in Nakulabye (one of the Kampala Suburbs), Pikime has its goals spread out higher in a competitive market
Joining Uganda’s ride hauing industry as the 5th firm to embrace the digital age. The Pikime app features a dual request system where a customer can either request for a quick Boda or Taxi for the next trip in Kampala
Developed by Pikime technologies Ltd, the service was developed by a trio featuring Godwin Asiimwe, Elly Atuhumuza and Emmanuel Okot with over 100 boda drivers currently registered by the startup. However, the trio revealed that Pikime kicked off its services as early as October as per their interview with Sauti tech. Additionally, By 2019 the service is expected to buckle up its numbers with new investors on board
Just like any other startup in the digital sphere, funding is always a key driver to success and the PikiMe app is currently self-funded according to Atumuza one of the founders. However, the ride-hailing firm is expecting support from its yet to be unveiled partners paving a clear path to the crowded sector
Having launched its services quietly in October, Pikime features an elegant interface with catchy features like Pikishare, a customized wallet among others giving a clear shot to the market leaders. However, the app’s currently available for download off the Google play store and trips can be requested from anywhere within the Kampala Zone.