New York has a new cab-hailing app that entered with a lot of gusto, all set to give a strong competition to Uber. The claim that Juno came up with is that is has a much more Driver friendly approach than any other app. Basically, the workforce of any application is the service provider. So, even if the app is super popular with the users but doesn’t have enough drivers, people will be forced to choose other options. This is probably why; Juno made it very clear from the start that it wanted to uplift its drivers.
The big bonus
The best thing that Juno supposedly did for its drivers was that it takes a very nominal amount of commission from them. Uber allegedly takes a whopping 30% from what the drivers make but Juno only takes about 10%. 30% is quite huge because a driver has too many overheads such as car maintenance etc. and when a 30% is deducted, there’s hardly anything left for them to take home. 10% seems like a very happy amount for them to let go off. And, if enough number of rides keeps happening, then 10% is a big enough number for Juno to keep.
The minimum requirement for a candidate to sign up as a Juno driver is to be an existing driver with Uber or Lyft. (Ouch). This sort of poaching ensures that the driver is of a certain quality. The documentation and other requirements will have been verified. What’s more, it also requires a minimum driver rating to ensure that every Juno [passenger has the best possible experience.
What can’t you do?
The Juno app doesn’t allow the drivers to rate the passengers. However, it does allow them to unmatch with the passengers so that the drivers never have to take a ride with those passengers. It is convenient for everyone because no one has to repeat a bad experience.
All about Juno
Juno was launched quietly in Tel Aviv, Israel. This ride sharing company operates from New York City. Trivia for you: Viber’s founder Talmon Marco is the major backing member of the Juno app. He founded Viber and then sold it for a whopping $900 million in the year 2014.
Two years down, in June 2016, the beta version of the Juno app was launched in New York City. Juno became pretty popular in quite a short duration and was successful in completing 1 million trips by August 2016. That was so huge that it came into media limelight instantly.
Juno has a simple policy. Its entire business model is based on being a ‘driver friendly alternative’ to its rival Uber. Apparently, they aren’t worried about Uber at all because their model is pretty foolproof. They are also suggesting that they plan on giving shares of the company to the drivers so that they are truly their “partners”.
On the whole – Juno app reviews
Juno seems to be a fantastic new replacement for uber. It offers three options namely:
- Bliss: this is the budget option that offers hatchbacks
- Lux: this is the premium option which offers Sedans
- SUV: this is the option for when people need to travel in bigger groups
The Juno drivers seem motivated and carry sweets in the car as a complementary option for their passengers. On the whole, their objective seems distinctly different from Uber, whose focus is simply on getting transportation. Juno makes transportation convenient and a better experience on the whole.
Juno is now getting in bed with Gett. This can pose a serious threat to Uber because people will naturally be drawn to better services at lower prices. Since the drivers are being paid well, they will obviously be more motivated to provide better service.