The ridesharing app Uber has announced a major change to its app and has also added some new features to enhance the user experience. As per Uber, the team has completely rebuilt the application from the ground up for the first time, since the last redesign in 2012 to make it faster and smarter.
You will get notified or can manually head to Google Play Store to check the new update. However, don't worry if you Play Store does not show any update message, as the new update is being rolled out to users across the globe in batches.
Here's what has changed in the Uber App.
New Shortcuts Feature
Uber says that the new app learns from riders' routines and if you are a frequent Uber user, then you will see "shortcuts" on your app's navigation menu. These shortcuts predict where one could be headed and can save time on your journey. The new feature is added to tailor the journey better.
Uber is also adding calendar integration to its app. Once connected, the rider's meetings and appointments will automatically appear as shortcuts. This will save them the hassle of digging through another app to find the right address.
Choose your car & compare upfront fare
The new Uber app has also tweaked the ride selection feature. After entering the destination in 'where to', rider can choose among the various Uber rides. You can go for a more spacious uberX or UberBLACK ride or book an uberGO for an affordable everyday ride.
The new app also simplifies the process of fare comparison to check the cost of different rides and to compare the upfront fares.
People Search to simplify riding experience
Uber will soon include a new feature called People. The feature will allow users to set a person as a destination, instead of a place, provided that you 've synced your contacts with Uber. Post that you can just type in the person's name, and the contact will get a message asking to share their location. The location will then automatically set as your destination.
This will save rider's from manually asking their contacts to share the location.
On trip integrations
Uber already offers split fare feature, trip status but is also working to offer more experiences tailored around rider destinations. This will include on trip integrations with other utility based mobile applications, social media platforms, and news aggregators, amongst others.
All these features are implemented to make the most of ride experience.