A while ago, Uber released an API that would allow its on-demand ride providing services to be integrated into other third party applications. Since then, there have been a number of companies that integrated the Uber API into their apps and websites in order to enhance its performance.
In this article, we will go over a few of the top apps and sites that have used the Uber API to do the coolest things.
First of all is the Starbucks application. That’s right, the services offered original by Starbucks can now come with a ride to your closest Starbucks, as well as back to your home. The app’s redesigned version has featured the integration of an ‘Uber button’ which offers customers rides to their coffee shop. All you need to do is click the button, and then specify which Starbucks you want to visit. The Uber application then launches, making it very easy to hail a car to go and grab your favorite coffee!
The next noteworthy app/website that uses the Uber API is TripAdvisor. This particular app is one of the world’s most used websites when it comes to holiday planning, checking reviews of hotels, restaurants and more. Of course, when you’re on a trip, it is likely that you will not have your own vehicle, and will need to rely on public transport to get around – and what better transport system is there other than Uber?
Therefore, instead of having to continuously switch from one application to another, you can easily request your Uber right from the TripAdvisor application or website where you have your trip plan. This improvement, as little as it may seem, can make your trips a less confusing and bothersome.
Another application that has to do with traveling is called Expensify. This application provides live flight updates for any reservation and also creates an expense report for you. By incorporating the Uber API into the app, the app can now detect the exact time that you land and have an Uber driver waiting for you outside the airport, ready to take you wherever you want to go. This is an incredibly convenient improvement, as it eliminates all of the stress that comes with trying to get a ride to your destination or having to entire tiring negotiations with regular cab drivers.
This app is basically used for dinner reservations and the sorts. So, Uber being linked to this app will significantly help make date planning very easy for their users and also improves the accessibility of Uber. This is because along with reserving a table, you could also easily request a ride that will get you down to your favorite restaurant.
Tempo is a calendar app. The Tempo app allows users plan and fix their meeting on their phone. In addition to the aforementioned, they can request a ride to ensure that they do not run late for their meeting. This is definitely meetings-made-easy.
Update (as at December 21st 2015, Tempo was acquired by Salesforce and discontinued as a standalone app).
Tempo Website: https://www.salesforceiq.com/tempo/
WP Taxi Me
For Website owners, WP Taxi Me, is a website plugin that allows your website visitors order an Uber to your business directly from your mobile site. If you have a wordpress blog, you can also integrate with their plugin.
Introducing our very own app for Uber Passengers. If you are not a particular fan of booking Uber rides on-demand and would rather schedule your Uber rides: The kommen mobile app, allows users schedule uber rides up to 30 days in advance. It also allows its users schedule up to 5 rides in advance. Now, in 3 easy steps you can schedule your Uber Ride.
If you are an Uber driver constantly chasing the surge, and find it difficult to figure out where the next Uber demand surge will be, then try the “Surge App”, which is available on IOS. With this app, you can track surges in multiple locations (anything more than 2 locations will require in-app purchases). You can also track surges for multiple Uber services (UberX, UberBlack, UberSUV, UberSelect and UberXL).
Uber Fare Estimator (RideShareApp)
If you are an Uber driver or passenger looking for a way to estimate a fare (if you have a start point and destination), a cool app/widget that was recently developed by Brett Helling is the “Uber Fare Estimator”. Take a look at it, and let us know what you think.
Apart from the discussed applications above, there are many more that have started to integrate the Uber API as well, but the nine* mentioned in this article are the top picks amongst them. By using the Uber API, applications and websites have increased their popularity while simultaneously making things much simpler for Uber users – it’s a win-win situation.
Other Interesting Uber Related Posts
For our blog posts on some of Uber’s Services, see the links below:
- An Introduction to Different Uber Services
- Uber Car Requirements: 420 Uber Black Cars Analyzed.
- Uber Car Requirements: 90 Uber SUV Vehicles Analyzed.
- Uber Car Requirements: 580 UberX Cars Analyzed.
For other popular posts you might be interested in, check the links below:
- How Much Do Uber Partner’s Make?
- How to Verify Your Uber Revenue
- How to Find the Highest UberX Fares
- How to Become an Uber Partner
- Uber Customer Service