The technology behind
The Donkey Republic system is enabled by the communication between a mobile app and an electronic ring lock placed on the bike, via a low energy Bluetooth connection.
The fleet management system
The fleet management system consists of the Owner app and an online admin dashboard. They help local operators manage their bike fleet, have an overview of parking locations, rentals, revenue, utilisation rates, issues with bikes and other performance statistics (e.g. cancelation rates, customer satisfaction rates).
The bike lock
Each of our electronic ring locks, developed with the Dutch company AXA and our own software, is connected to a bike in the system, which in turn assigns each bike to a pick-up location, i.e. a geo-location registered with coordinates in our system.