Celebrating Cities: Hacking the Last Mile
The goal of the Uber API is to empower and to build moving experiences and we have been blown away by the creativity and ambition of the developer community.
After hosting Hackathons across the world—from Lagos, Nigeria to Helsinki, Finland to the beautiful beaches of Hawaii, we are excited to kick off the year with a first-of-its-kind hackathon in Washington, DC. Set to take place in our East Coast headquarters the weekend of February 26, this event will focus on improving access to transportation in the Washington, D.C. and Baltimore metro areas using public data.
Inspired by the Department of Transportation’s Ladders of Opportunity initiative, this hackathon is focused on celebrating cities. This event is set to empower developers to build and design solutions to help residents of the DC – Baltimore metro areas gain better access to transportation, whether they need to get to work, a small business, or home after a night out. If you have a passion to help people and have an innovative idea that you’d like to explore, join us!
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.
A little over a year ago, we set out to put a new spin on an old classic–make reliable food delivery available at the tap of a button. Back then, we started by offering food in the UberEATS app from 1,000 pioneering restaurant partners in four cities. And today, more than 40,000 restaurants globally–from poke shops to pasta spots–are sharing food with customers through UberEATS. With a growing restaurant community comes more choices and more complexity. So we’re cooking up features to continue to make UberEATS easy and reliable. Here is a taste–
This flu season, we’re delivering free flu-fighting care packages across the country. When you receive a pack, you’ll have the option to request a free flu shot from a registered nurse–for up to 5 people.