Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation
Top

Uber is getting a new app and it's got some awesome new tricks

ubernew.jpg

You use Uber because it's cheap, right? Cheaper than a standard mini-cab or black cab.

But finding out just how cheap has always been a bit of a faff; the app wants to know where you are, what kind of car you want and where you'll be going before it tells you just how many pounds you'll be parting with. 

uber

Which is why Uber has redesigned its app, pushing the 'Where to?' process to the front and centre of your user experience. By inputting your destination first, the app will immediately tell you how much each of its car options will cost you, as well as predicting the most direct route the driver will take and your expected arrival time.

Here's a trailer showing off the experience (and of course it's got a dubstep soundtrack).

The new app also features a bunch of new tricks designed to make you want to make every journey ever with Uber:

  • You'll be able to add contacts to your Uber account, allowing you to give them a nudge via the app to share their location and thus let you book a cab to wherever they are
  • The app will also "learn" from your routine, providing you with Shortcuts from the home screen of locations you often head to (Home, Work, the home of your mate who recently got FIFA 17
  • You'll also be able to share the status of your journey with friends and family, letting them know if you're getting held up/you've not been kidnapped 
  • Uber also says it will add "more experiences tailored around where you are going like transport information, restaurant reviews, local area guides and even Snapchat filters to keep you occupied"

The new app design is launching this week (3 November) and will roll out across iOS and Android devices over the coming weeks. 

Or you could just keep taking the bus. Whichever works for you. 

Related

uber.jpg

Unlimited Uber and 6 ways the app is planning for world domination

uber3.jpg

Uber drivers in China are pretending to be zombies to scam customers

rexfeatures_5132432i.jpg

We asked Uber about their emergency policy following the NY bombing

Comments

More

The Last Of Us 2 and nine more new Playstation games set for 2017

A certain spin-kicking marsupial is back, too!

by Chris Sayer
05 Dec 2016

New app will allow you to check the potency of your sperm

Get to know your baby makers up-close and personal

by Chris Sayer
05 Dec 2016

WhatsApp is about to stop working for millions of smartphone users

And it's bad news for Nokia or Blackberry users

by Tom Fordy
02 Dec 2016

Delete yourself from the internet with this handy website

And just like that, he was gone.

by Sam Diss
28 Nov 2016

Get on ‘Sindr’ the Catholic Church’s confession app

Swipe to find God in your area

24 Nov 2016

Apple to replace faulty batteries on iPhone 6s devices

21 Nov 2016

These are the worst passwords on the web

Best check yours isn't one of them

17 Nov 2016

What does Facebook really know about you

From ads to linked apps to everything in between

by David Cornish
17 Nov 2016

This Chrome extension will warn you of fake news stories

A handy Google Chrome tool for the post-truth era

by David Cornish
17 Nov 2016

An awesome paper cycling helmet wins Dyson design award

Only £4, and it'll save your life

by David Cornish
17 Nov 2016