Apple invested $1 billion in this Chinese ride-hailing app -- here's how it works

Didi Chuxing made headlines when it received a $1 billion investment from Apple.

The $1 billion from the tech giant marked the largest single investment Didi Chuxing had ever received, the company wrote in a statement. As Didi continues its massive battle with Uber for market share in China, it’s worth taking a closer look at how the service works.

Scroll down to see the many services Didi offers:

Didi offers seven services through its app, all of which are listed in a grid once you open it.

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You can also find and purchase tickets for a Didi bus. Didi has created 33 routes in Beijing and 10 in Shenzen with plans to expand.

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Here you see the process for finding a Didi bus based on your start and end location. A bus ride costs between $1.10 and $2.10 and are sourced from licensed travel agencies and leasing companies.

There's also a service called Hitch that lets you carpool with other riders similar to UberPOOL. Here's what the app looks like when searching for a Hitch driver.

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You can even test drive a car through the Didi app. As you can see from the screenshot, if you wanted to test a Volkswagen you simply press that specific icon.

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A Volkswagen representative will then drive the car to your desired location where you can take it for a spin.

Like Uber, you can search for nearby rides by looking at the app's internal map.

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Once you enter your location, you can track in real-time where your car is.

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You can also use the app to book a ride in advance by entering the time, date, and pick-up location.

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You can rate your driver once the ride is over.

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And you can see a breakdown of the cost of your trip and how you paid.

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Didi can be accessed in AliPay, a payment service run by Alibaba that lets you send money to other app users similarly to Venmo.

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Didi is also embedded in WeChat, which is essentially the Chinese version of Facebook. It boasts 500 million active Chinese users a month.

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