Tech

Moving a Medium blog to Jekyll, Netlify & Cloudflare Workers

We recently moved our blog away from Medium, replacing it with several services working together. Here’s why and how.

Reduce your excess with our Excess Waiver

When you purchase our Car Sharing Excess Waiver, you reduce your excess to a much smaller amount. This insurance is designed to waive the excess you pay under the standard...

New 'owner hub' and new availability calendar

This is a very exciting release. We’re committed to offering the best possible tools for car owners, so cars can become real income generating assets. The combination of the new...

Booking extensions made much easier

Up till now if as a driver you wanted to request and extension, you had to get in touch with the car owner to check whether they were OK to...

Hack Day — The Final Push

End of quarter is always a busy time for tech teams and indeed companies as a whole, as everyone pushes to get those last projects finished and those last quarterly...

Hackday: The Referrals Scheme

Monthly Hack Days are back in the tech team’s calendar and although we have a list of weird and wonderful hacking ideas we wanted to get Sarah, our CMO, involved...

New sign-up & on-boarding for hiyacar drivers

We’ve released a brand new sign up and on-boarding user flow for our drivers, available for our iOS and Android apps. We’re trying to make the verification process as slick...

Big news: updates to the way we pre-authorise payments

Many of you said that, if you had requested multiple cars for the same period, trying to maximise your chances to get a car, it didn’t feel right that we...

Hiyacar HackFest: ‘full immersion’ to ship stuff as quickly as possible

Following the success of introducing Hack Days to the development team, it became apparent that more items could be delivered in a shorter space of time if the guys were able to...

Look out for the instant book badge

Look out for the lightning bolt badge in some of our cars… It means that they have ‘Instant book’, that is, booking requests for cars with this badge are automatically...

Big news: hiyacar Android app has been fully revamped

As an Android user I couldn’t wait to see this release out — great news for all our drivers and car owners in London that use this operating system. Huge...

Boom. Awesome updates to hiyacar iOS app

Welcome to our revamped iOS app! This is just the first of many improvements that are coming for iOS (and for Android soon too).