New skills are arriving for Amazon Echo to make it even more useful, even after the latest update that brought support for Spotify. Starting now, users of Alexa can order both an Uber ride, or even a pizza from Domino’s. Doing so is simple enough, just say, “Alexa, ask Uber to get me a car,” or, “Alexa, open Domino’s and place my Easy Order.” (more…)
According to the Wall Street Journal, Uber is preparing to launch a full-scale food delivery service called UberEats in a number of cities in the coming weeks. If we look at the dedicated UberEats website that already exists and lists out the participating cities, it seems as if Uber is going to expand their current UberEats lunch-time service to include dinner. The WSJ also says that we should expect a dedicated UberEats app. (more…)
Uber, the insanely popular ride requesting service that my hometown of Portland hates (personal problem), released an API this morning that allows partners to build-in Uber support to their apps and services. Through this API, apps can now “pass a destination address to the Uber app, display pickup times, provide fare estimates, access trip history and more.”
What does that mean? Well, it could be that you book a car to pick you up just after you book your restaurant reservation for tonight. Or maybe you need a ride to and from the airport, which you could book through you favorite airline’s app? (more…)
Uber, the taxi service which has swept the entire globe, announced a special Android beta program for users today, one which will allow users to access a completely revamped taxi experience.
For anyone who is unfamiliar, Uber allows users to request car service right from their smartphones, then lets you track the driver as he approaches your pickup point. If you know how awful it is waiting for a taxi, then Uber is an absolute treat. (more…)