Uber and Foursquare team up to make pickups and dropoffs smoother than ever
Here at Uber, we want to get you from point A to point B quickly and conveniently. Most of the time, riders and drivers have no problem finding each other, but sometimes we know the process could be smoother.
Today we’re announcing a new partnership with Foursquare in an effort to improve the accuracy and ease of pickups and dropoffs. We will use and modify their POI (points of interest) data to improve the rider and driver experience, which will save valuable time during every trip. These modifications will also be incorporated into Foursquare’s venue database going forward.
Not only will Foursquare’s data help us connect riders and drivers, it can also help with products like uberEATS and uberRUSH. For example, if you’re a driver picking up food for delivery, you might naturally go to the front of the business but the order might be waiting for you at the back door. By customizing Foursquare’s POI data, it will be easier for Uber drivers to identify the right pickup and dropoff locations in many different situations.
Uber is already integrated into Foursquare, which means riders can request an Uber directly within the app. And we’re excited to build on our existing partnership by announcing that going forward, Foursquare employees will now exclusively use Uber for Business for all their ridesharing needs on the job.
Whether you’re a freshman or a senior headed back to campus this fall, one thing is certain—you’ll need to eat. And there is nothing worse than being limited to questionable cafeteria food or taking a chance on expired leftovers in the back of the fridge. The best news? UberEATS is expanding to 30+ major college campuses by the end of the year, from Penn State to LSU to Boise State. Since we want you to focus on what you love about college and not worry about your next meal, we’re predicting the 5 times you’ll need to order UberEATS this semester.
We are excited to surpass the 100th city mark by welcoming two Brazilian cities, Rio de Janeiro and Belo Horizonte, to the UberEATS family. From Atlanta to Warsaw, people have truly embraced this easy and reliable way to discover the food they love at the push of a button. Whether that’s an Indian inspired samosa, a good old-fashioned American burger or Vietnamese pho, people in 27 countries are using UberEATS to get a taste of the world’s flavors at the push of a button.
We’re excited to expand the Uber for Business platform beyond business travel, to include a world-class customer transportation solution, Uber Central. With Uber Central, organizations of all shapes and sizes can now easily provide on-demand, door-to-door transportation for their customers, clients, and guests.