Uber rolls out to BlackBerry, Windows Phone, overhauls Android app
Uber Technologies is expanding its on-demand car service to the BlackBerry (NASDAQ:BBRY) and Windows Phone mobile operating systems, concurrently updating its application for Google's (NASDAQ:GOOG) Android.
Uber comes to Windows Phone and BlackBerry.
Uber enables users in select metropolitan cities to request private car service from any location: The app lets the driver know the pickup location, and it updates the consumer on the vehicle's arrival time. At the end of the ride, Uber automatically charges the credit card on file, complete with tip, and generates receipts both inside the app and via email.
The native Uber for BlackBerry app is a free download from the BlackBerry World storefront and is optimized for smartphones running BB 7.0 or higher. Uber for Windows Phone is available from Microsoft's (NASDAQ:MSFT) Windows Phone Store and is optimized for devices running WP 7.5 and up.
Uber states it has rebuilt its native Android app from the ground up, bringing the service in line with the startup's app for Apple's (NASDAQ:AAPL) iPhone. In addition to redesigned animations, receipts and menus, the Android app boasts integration with location-enabled mobile social network foursquare, meaning consumers are no longer required to enter exact addresses for pickup. A new fare estimator also calculates the approximate price and displays the current rates.
- read this Uber Blog entry
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