Angkas and Joyride Apps Down During Friday Rush Hour, Commuters and Drivers Frustrated.
November 10, 2023 – Friday Evening, netizens took to social media that the popular motorcycle ride-hailing apps, Angkas and Joyride have experienced a major outrage, leaving countless commuters stranded amidst the rush hour frenzy. This technical snag has not only caused immense frustration among passenger but has also led to a significant loss of earnings for the drivers who rely on these platforms for their daily income.
As the apps went offline, the streets witnessed a surge in the number of habal-habal drivers, a traditional and informal motorcycle taxi, as many commuters were left with no choice but to turn to these unregistered services. This unexpected shift has raised concerns about safety and regulation, as habal-habal operations are not subject to the same stringet checks.
Drivers of Angkas and Joyride have expressed their dismay, with many sharing stories of their struggles without the day’s earnings. The outage has not only affected the financial stability of these drivers but also put a spotlight on the vulnerability of Angkas and Joyride’s technologyies, on the communities dependent on them.
Angkas and Joyride are yet to issue a formal statement regarding the cause of the outage and expected time for resolution.