Bolt Lays Out Map for Driving Opportunities

Bolt, the popular ride-hailing service which launched on AppGallery last summer, is accelerating in a new direction with the launch of Bolt Driver. The app, designed to facilitate drivers who want to become part of the Bolt ecosystem, expands the company’s long-term brand co-operation with Huawei.

Bolt Driver, which is now available to Huawei phone users in South Africa / globally, can be downloaded to enable car owners to join the growing team of drivers now maximising great earning opportunities. 

Bolt has used the wealth of features available through the Huawei Mobile Services (HMS) platform to deliver critical app functionalities in Bolt Driver. One in particular is the Map Kit, which has allowed Bolt to provide detailed map services that can be personalised by the driver, and easily interacted with.

Bolt, which was one of the first major brands to join AppGallery, has proven popular with consumers in Europe and overseas. The service has become renowned for its affordability, reliability and safety and prides itself on being fast. 

Branching out towards drivers through the dedicated Bolt Driver app is an indication of how much the service is expanding. The app will not only help to connect prospective drivers with good jobs, but Bolt’s aim is to treat its ‘partners’ with respect, ensure its ride-hailing apps include safety features specifically designed to protect drivers, and control the quality of its services in response to constant feedback from customers. 

“We already have 2.5 million drivers working with Bolt and our aim is to add many more to our roster,” said Mykhailo Kudla, Senior Growth Lead at Bolt. “We know from our great experiences on the AppGallery platform that we can reach a huge international audience, and we want to tap into that using the Bolt Driver app as a gateway to new driver partnerships that we can nurture long into the future.”

Bolt’s listing on AppGallery enabled it to grow its customer base through exposure to Huawei’s vast number of smartphone users. AppGallery is now the world’s third largest app marketplace with 550 million monthly active users (MAUs), growing in Europe by 61.5% year-on-year to more than 42 million users¹.

“Our partnership with Bolt is reaping multiple rewards,” said Derek Yu, President of Huawei CEE & Nordic, and Canada, at Huawei Consumer Business Group. “We are delighted that the company has been able to use our platform to introduce not just one app, but a series of hugely popular apps. Bolt Driver is a great example of how technology is enabling people to earn additional income and work flexibly to suit their lifestyles. It is exactly the kind of tool we want our partners to be listing on AppGallery.”

Huawei is currently running a promotion for its AI and Huawei Browser with Bolt. Users of the Browser will see a banner which prompts them to answer a question in order to get a guaranteed voucher for a Bolt ride. The campaign is running in selected countries including Poland, Croatia, Czech, Ukraine and Romania for a month². 

Supporting Bolt reflects Huawei’s commitment to helping brands and developers grow together and realise their business success through AppGallery. Bolt Driver can be downloaded from AppGallery now. 

black remote control on red table
Technology

DIGIX Lab gives developers a space to revolutionise their big App ideas and dreams

Calling all App developers! If you love to code, build helpful digital products, and create or contribute to a variety of tech specific projects, then HUAWEI’s Developer Hub, the “DIGIX Lab” will become an empowering home for your curious and creative minds. This Lab will allow developers to experience Huawei’s open capabilities and real devices […]

Read More
huawei
Technology

The new HUAWEI nova Y60

If you’re in the market for a new smartphone, there’s probably one thing that’s top of your list: the camera. The technology behind smartphone cameras is evolving so quickly that they’re changing more dramatically than any other feature. But while the photo quality gets better and better with every evolution, this innovation, unfortunately, often comes […]

Read More
huawei
Technology

New nova series in South Africa

Huawei’s newest nova series, which was launched at The Galleria in Sandton today, raises the smartphone experience with a bold design, advanced camera capabilities and productivity-boosting features. The Huawei nova series specifically targets the African youth by bringing them not one but two spectacular devices that are price conscious, stylish and socially on-par with what […]

Read More