Uber 2.0 – #TheRideAhead
It’s a new model year, and we’ve given the Uber iPhone app a thorough overhaul. Don’t worry Android users, your app is next in line for a tune-up. Here’s what’s under the hood of Uber 2.0 for iPhone:
New Paint, Chrome Rims
We’ve rebuilt the entire app from the ground up, with a focus on making it more beautiful and intuitive. There are redesigned icons, animations, receipts, and menus but the changes aren’t just superficial. The Uber app is finally as elegant and comfortable as the ride.
No Sticker Shock
Rates for all Uber car types are now easy to find and understand. Enter your pickup and dropoff location to see an instant, accurate estimate of how much your ride will cost. We’ve also added clear, simple explanations of rate exceptions like Surge Pricing.
It’s even easier for your Uber driver to find you with our new foursquare-powered location database. Get picked up at a bar, restaurant, or landmark—even if you don’t know the exact address. Uber 2.0 also automatically remembers your most frequent pickup locations, like your home or office.
Pedal to the Metal
We’ve optimized our networking stack (our engineers assure us that’s a real thing.) Now Uber 2.0 provides fast, accurate, real-time availability on all Uber vehicles.
Tuning the Transmission
We’ve also added iPhone 5 support, fixed bugs, added a full screen map view, streamlined credit card management, and improved social media integration and promotions.
New to Uber? We’ve created a shiny introduction to the app to let you know exactly what to expect on your first ride.
Check out the gallery below for images from Uber 2.0
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.