Hike Messenger has launched its new micro-app named Car Match, which will help users to match, connect and share rides with their friends and others to any place. The micro-app runs inside the native Hike app.
With the launch of its new service, Hike Messenger has now joined the likes of Ola and Uber, India’s biggest cab hailing service providers, which have also recently rolled out their car pooling service. However, technically, this will also put Hike in the category of Facebook’s Messenger, as both are looking to develop their chat apps as platforms.
The new Car Match service has been launched especially to enable its users to share car rides during Odd-Even scheme in the nation’s capital. The matches odd-numbered cars with even-numbered cars in a user’s vicinity and also ensures that car categories are as similar to each other as possible.
To start taking benefits of the app, a user needs to open Hike and select the Car Match option. Then the user is asked to fill in the basic details such as their location, car number, and journey. Then, the app will automatically generate possible matches according to the profile and preferences.
It also allows user to choose from the available matching results, chat with them and then finalize the partner to share ride with. This helps users to take decision safely.
The newest service of the company – Car Match, has been enabled for all Delhi numbers. If the service is not yet active on your number, you can also get an invite from a friend who has it.
Hike Messanger was founded in 20xx by Kevin Bharti Mittal, who is also the chief executive of the company, and son of Sunil Bharti Mittal, founder, chairman and group CEO of Bharti Enterprises.
Having raised around $86 million in three funding rounds from Tiger Global Management and Bharti Soft Bank, the company is aiming to hit the market of 100 million users soon. It claims to have 70 million users currently who send around a billion messages per day.