Uber is rolling out the new Rider App globally across iOS and Android devices today.
Launched in San Francisco, Uber simply wanted riders to be able to push a button and get a ride. As they’ve expanded to cater to riders’ many needs, the app has become a little more complicated. Following this, the lovely folks at Uber recaptures the clean and simple aesthetic of the original Uber experience, without compromising the choices that riders have come to expect, in a faster and smarter rider app.
The new Uber app was built from scratch with you in mind – they believe that time is a luxury and you should always have the information you need at your fingertips. The new Uber experience is re-imagined around a simple question—“Where to?”
The new Uber app learns from your routines. If you’re a frequent rider you’ll see “shortcuts” that predict where you could be headed. Soon, you’ll also be able to connect your calendar with Uber. Once connected, your appointments will automatically appear as “shortcuts,” saving you the hassle of searching for the right address every time. You’ll also be introduced to a new feature that enables you to set your destination to a person instead of a place in the future. Just sync your contacts with the app, type their name into the search bar and once they’ve shared their location, you’ll get to your destination.
After setting where you’re going, decide how you want to get there. If you’re on the way to a meeting and want to prep, you’ll choose a solo ride with uberX. To ride in style, maybe UberBLACK. And for a quick trip across town, uberPOOL. It’s now easier to compare the cost of all your options with upfront fares. For uberPOOL and uberX, you also see what time you’re expected to arrive, so you have what you need to pick the best option for your wallet and schedule.
Once you’re on your way, Uber’s focus is on helping you make the most of your ride. You can still split your fare and share your trip status with friends. Soon, they’ll offer more experiences tailored around your destination. Headed somewhere delicious? Browse Yelp reviews right from the app. On your way to friends? Play with exclusive Snapchat filters or stream your favorite songs on Pandora to get you in the mood. And, if UberEATS is in your city, order food on the way home so you and dinner can arrive together.
Starting today, the new rider app is rolling out globally on iOS and Android over the next several weeks. To learn more on Uber’s new rider app, access here.