Ride-hailing platform Bolt has launched a Web App that it believes will offer a cost-effective alternative for riders to request a trip on a web browser.  

Bolt targets riders who have mobile phones with limited capabilities and are conscious of the amount of money spent on data or just want to order a ride using their computer.  

“The option of using the Bolt Web App to request a ride is an all-inclusive step to have everyone enjoy the convenience of transportation while taking into account the concerns related to data costs, their cell phone capabilities, storage, the strength of their connection and the need to order a ride using their computers,” said Bolt Country Manager Ola Akinnusi.

Akinnusi added, “Bolt Web App can work on any device that has a web browser, including tablets, laptops and even phones with limited storage and poor connection from time to time.”

Bolt Web App functionality is accessed by inputting a cell phone number and submitting the  OTP number sent to the cellphone number provided by the rider.  

Once authentication is complete, the rider can select the destination of their choice and the rides ordered in Bolt Web App can be paid for in cash and using card options.

Riders are still able to rate their trip and driver for their completed ride.

The Bolt Web App avails a variety of categories including Bolt, Bolt Lite, Bolt protect, Boda,  Bolt XL and Bolt Plus that riders can select based on their trip requirements.  

The Bolt Web App is also available in Uganda, Tanzania, South Africa, Nigeria and Ghana.

“Our users have another possibility to order affordable and reliable rides across the 16 urban centers where we operate,” Ola added.