Uber Releases API, Allows Partners Like United or OpenTable to Access Uber Info

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 Opens Up Android Beta Program, Try Features Ahead of Everyone Else

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…)