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UberBIKE In Amsterdam

 

Uber launched the UberBIKE service in Amsterdam in June 2016. Amsterdam is a city with an impressive number of cyclists, thus making the city a ready market for UberBIKE

 

What is UberBIKE?


UberbikeUberBIKE is a service designed to allow cyclists order a car equipped with a bike rack.  Although Amsterdam is a city where there’s said to be more bicycles than people, some people also want the chance to ride in cars with the option of switching to bikes when they need to. With this in mind, Uber introduced UberBIKE to help the populace of Amsterdam ride however they want.

 

How it Works

Like every other Uber service, UberBIKE is an on-demand option that gets you a car, only that this car has a comfortable place for your bike too. 

  1. Open the Uber app in Amsterdam
  2. Slide to the option ‘UberBIKE’ and enter the address where you and your bike should be picked-up
  3. Confirm your request and wait for your UberBIKE to arrive
  4. Be aware: you can place only 1 bike on the bike rack
  5. The fare of UberBIKE is the uberX fare + €4 for your bike

 

Why UberBIKE?

As TechCrunch post puts it, “cyclists represent a rather unclaimed territory for the transportation giant”. This will mean an Uber for every need.

 

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Hacker Reveals loophole in Uber App and Gets Rewarded With Free Rides For Life

 

Evidently it pays to be good. Anand Prakash, a product security engineer in India discovered a loophole within the Uber app
which allows riders complete rides without making payments.

But how did this loophole in the Uber app work?

Detailing how ride payments could be hacked on the Uber app, Anand who also runs an IT blog said, “When a ride is completed a user can either pay cash or charge it to their credit/debit card…but by specifying an invalid payment method for example: abc, xyz etc, I could ride Uber for free.”

According to Telegraph, Anand stated that, “Attackers could have misused this by taking unlimited free rides from their Uber account.”

 

 

Before you rush to try this out, Uber has since fixed this gap and yes, you have to keep paying for rides.

To show if and how it works, Anand requested permission from Uber to complete several rides around the U.S and India. He completed these trips and didn’t pay a dime.

Prakash stated he makes a living out of finding security bugs and by being a part of the Uber security program has until now been awarded $13,500 (£11,000) from Uber in bounty rewards

Is Ridepost Similar To Uber?

 

After Uber began operations in 2009, the rideshare industry witnessed an influx of other companies all competing with Uber. Sometimes the shared similarities of companies in this industry make it difficult to pinpoint the uniqueness of  the individual services offered by these companies. In this post, we would look at the company, Ridepost and try to understand what makes it stand out.

 

What Is Ridepost?

Ridepost is an online platform where motorists meet to share rides and experiences, thus making it easy for ridesharers to network with one another and find rides. Ridepost is a form of ridesharing that enables unacquainted travelers heading towards the same direction join a ride that is headed in the same direction. According to Ridepost, this will enable efficient travel.

 

But how does this service really work?ridepost

 

How The Service Works

First, You will have to log into the app with your Facebook account. This will help verify your identity and also act as a safety feature. The site uses TrustCloud to calculate an online trust score from your activity on sites like eBay, TripAdvisor, and social networks, and to verify your email address and phone number. Users can post reviews of each other, like drivers who were late or passengers who smoked. RidePost handles the credit card transactions (taking a 14 percent fee), so drivers don’t have to worry about getting ripped off. 

Ridepost gives you access to meet other enthusiastic travellers who maintain personal profiles, share photographs and accounts of their travels within the RidePost community. You can also find rides with other drivers and riders via various criteria. Users can browse each other’s profiles for almost everything; from musical interests and hobbies to vehicle types and user reviews.  

This service is available in major cities throughout the U.S.

 

Some Benefits Of Ridepost

It saves money on fuel, decreases carbon footprint, and serves as an excellent means of transportation for those without cars of their own.

It makes it easy for ridesharers to network with one another and find rides.

 

Ridepost And Uber

Ridepost is similar to Uber because they provide the service of ridehsaring. ridepostHowever, Ridepost included a twist to it: that ridesharing can be about more than just finding and sharing rides. By creating an online community, Ridepost is giving users the avenue to feel like they belong. For the startup, it’s about the adventure of unforgettable road trips with new friends, and sharing experiences with fellow travelers. Ridepost is introducing warmth and intimacy to the concept of ridesharing, making us see this industry in a totally different light.

We would appreciate your voice in the comment section below. Tell us what you think about this new service.

 

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Schedule Your Uber Taxi Rides with Our New App, Kommen

 

In a bid to make getting around even easier for commuters across the world, we introduced our Uber Taxi scheduling app called Kommen.  Our new app which was released on the Andriod platform on April 17th 2016, allows Uber users book their rides ahead of time. This could be seen as an Uber Taxi Kommenimprovement to the on-demand rideshare industry. With Kommen, you do not need to wait till the 11th hour to get an Uber ride, you could conveniently book an Uber ride in advance (up to a month) with the use of our new user friendly app.  

So why should you schedule your rides with our new app, you may ask?

A few reasons are listed below:

 

Kommen Helps the Busy

In the business world, you can get swamped with keeping appointments in various parts of the city.  You not only worry about the impending appointments but you also worry about getting there and not running late. In addition to the Uber app that lets you call a ride right froKommenm your office, our new app (Kommen) allows you schedule the trip ahead of time. You get a prompt reminder once the ride it’s on its way as well. Convenient isn’t it? With the automated scheduling service Kommen provides, you can now focus on the task at hand and let Kommen worry about getting that ride to your door. 

 

Kommen is Your Backup

In an unstable world where the only thing guaranteed is the present, Kommen gives you a backup option. Kommen helps ensure that you are covered in critical situations – instances where your phone battery is fast running out or you need a ride and discover you do not have sufficient network coverage. When you schedule your rides, you are sure that your trip details are safely tucked away with a ride guaranteed as scheduled. 

 

Kommen is an Improvement

Kommen is a spectacular improvement in the way Uber users request rides. You can also consider our app an extra reminder for your events as well ,since your ride reminder acts as an event reminder of sorts. Although fairly new, the app is proving reliable and its just what many have been looking for. Our new app will help ensure promptness, readiness and extra smoothness in how Uber works for riders.

This is a step ahead for Uber users and in the nearest future, we might see newer features on the app that are targeted at making ride hailing for users quite simpler than it is right now.

 

Kommen is Available

Our new app is available only on the Android platform for now, but will be available on the IOS and windows platform also. To get a notification when we become available for downloads on IOS, click here:www.trykommen.com/

To download Kommen go here: www.trykommen.com

 

Where You Can Schedule an Uber Taxi with Kommen

Are you one of those people wondering  where your schedule uber button is on the Uber app ( uber schedule a ride button missing ). If you are, you don’t have to worry with Kommen. As long as Uber is available in your neighborhood, and we support the Uber service you are looking for, we will schedule a ride for you. For a list of cities in the U.S  where you can currently schedule an Uber see below. Note – the list below is not exhaustive, and does not include other international cities where we allow you to schedule an Uber (See our mention on Yahoo.com) .

 

CITY COUNTRY KOMMEN AVAILABLE?
Detriot United States Yes
Minneapolis United States Yes
Eugene United States Yes
Colorado springs United States Yes
Oklahoma City United States Yes
Jacksonville United States Yes
Fayetteville, AR United States Yes
Abilene United States Yes
Akron United States Yes
Albuquerque United States Yes
Ames United States Yes
Asheville, NC United States Yes
Augusta United States Yes
Austin United States Yes
Bakersfield United States Yes
Baton Rouge United States Yes
Beaumont United States Yes
Bellingham United States Yes
Bethany Beach United States Yes
Billings United States Yes
Birmingham, AL United States Yes
Boise United States Yes
Bowling Green KY United States Yes
Bozeman United States Yes
Burlington, VT United States Yes
Cedar Rapids United States Yes
Central Atlantic Coast , FL United States Yes
Champaign United States Yes
Charleston, SC United States Yes
Charleston, WV United States Yes
Charlotte United States Yes
Charlottesville United States Yes
Chattanooga United States Yes
Cleveland United States Yes
Coastal Georgia United States Yes
Coeur D’ Alene United States Yes
College Station United States Yes
Columbia, MO United States Yes
Columbia, SC United States Yes
Connecticut United States Yes
Corpus Christi United States Yes
Dalaware United States Yes
Dayton United States Yes
Daytona Beach United States Yes
Des Moines United States Yes
Dewey Beach United States Yes
Dover United States Yes
Dubois United States Yes
Eastern Idaho United States Yes
Eastern North Carolina United States Yes
Eastern Washington United States Yes
El Paso United States Yes
Erie United States Yes
Fargo Moorhead United States Yes
Fayetteville, NC United States Yes
Flagstaff United States Yes
Flint United States Yes
Florida Keys United States Yes
Fort Collins United States Yes
Fort Myers-Naples United States Yes
Fort Wayne United States Yes
Gainesville United States Yes
Gallup United States Yes
GrandRapids United States Yes
Greater Williamsport United States Yes
Green Bay United States Yes
Greenville, SC United States Yes
Gulfport-Biloxi, MS United States Yes
Hampton Roads United States Yes
Harrisburg United States Yes
Hattiesburg, MS United States Yes
Huntsville, AL United States Yes
Inland Empire United States Yes
Iowa City United States Yes
Jackson United States Yes
Johnstown Altonna United States Yes
Kalamazoo United States Yes
Kansas City United States Yes
Killeen United States Yes
Knoxville United States Yes
Lafayette, LA United States Yes
Lancaster, PA United States Yes
Lansing United States Yes
Las Cruces United States Yes
Lawrence United States Yes
Lehigh Valley United States Yes
Lexington United States Yes
Lincoln United States Yes
Little Rock United States Yes
Louisville United States Yes
Lubbock United States Yes
Madison United States Yes
Manhattan United States Yes
Maui United States Yes
Memphis United States Yes
Midland Odessa United States Yes
Missoula United States Yes
Mobile, Al United States Yes
Modesto United States Yes
Montgomery, AL United States Yes
Morgantown, WV United States Yes
Myrtle Beach United States Yes
New Hampshire United States Yes
New Jersey (Shore) United States Yes
Northern Montana United States Yes
Northwest Indiana, IN United States Yes
Oakland United States Yes
Ocala, Fl United States Yes
Olympia United States Yes
Omaha United States Yes
Outer Banks, Nc United States Yes
Oxford United States Yes
Panama City, FL United States Yes
Pennisula and SW WA United States Yes
Pensacola, FL United States Yes
Peoria, IL United States Yes
Piedmont traid United States Yes
Portland United States Yes
Portland, ME United States Yes
Quad Cities United States Yes
Reading, PA United States Yes
Reno United States Yes
Rhode Island United States Yes
Roanoke Blacksburg United States Yes
Salem United States Yes
San Bernardino United States Yes
San Jose, CA United States Yes
San Luis Obispo United States Yes
Santa Fe United States Yes
Savannah-Hilton Head United States Yes
Spokane United States Yes
Springfield, IL United States Yes
St George United States Yes
State College United States Yes
Stillwater United States Yes
Tacoma United States Yes
Tallahassee United States Yes
Taos United States Yes
Toledo United States Yes
Topeka United States Yes
Tri-Cities United States Yes
Tulsa United States Yes
Tuscaloosa United States Yes
Vancover, WA United States Yes
Ventura United States Yes
Waco United States Yes
West Lafeyette United States Yes
Western Arizona United States Yes
Wichita United States Yes
Wilkes-Barre Scranton United States Yes
Wilmington, NC United States Yes
Worcester United States Yes
Yuma United States Yes

 


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Best Ways To Contact Uber

 

Trying to get help from Uber as an Uber driver or rider can sometimes be challenging. We previously compiled an unofficial Uber master contact  list covering 297 Uber cities to help with this issue. However, things are getting a little tougher as Uber is no longer offering E-mail support. Uber announced this change in March this year, but it wasn’t until a few weeks ago that the “support@uber.com” e-mail address was disabled. Here’s what you’ll get as a response if you try to send Uber an e-mail:

Hi there,

You’ve contacted an e-mail that is no longer monitored. Your request has not been received by the Uber support team.

To get in touch with Uber support, go to ‘HELP’ through the menu in your app or go to help.uber.com. There you’ll find answers to frequently asked questions or you can send us a direct message.

Our in-app menu includes sections like Trips, Account, and Payment where you can quickly select the topic you’d like help with and easily share details so we can best support you.

We look forward to hearing from you soon!

– Team Uber”

No help there as seen above. We have compiled a few channels to help you get those Uber related issues sorted quickly.

 

Ways To Contact Uber

 

help.Uber.com

 This is the novel way to get in touch with Uber’s support. Head on over to help.Uber.com;  either select ‘For Riders’ or ‘For Partners (Drivers)’ and navigate the menu of topics to get answers to your question or type in your question. On the site, you will also see a list of generic questions and answers to aid you. Frequently asked questions listed include:

How do driver ratings work?

What is surge?

Can I use a dash cam to record riders?

When am I paid each week?

Where can I download the Uber Android app?

How do cancellation fees work?

How do I check my rating?

If you are a driver and you have a question that isn’t listed, you can submit an inquiry here.

 

UberMovement.com

If you need more specifics on being an Uber driver, Ubermovement.com is another way to go.  Uber Movement allows you to type in your city and get help with city specific information like:

  • Types of product lines available in your city (UberX, UberPOOL, etc)
  • Uber Greenlight locations in your city (for vehicle inspections)
  • Greenlight Hub for in-person questions

 

Get Help in the App

This is Uber recommended. If you’re a driver or passenger, you can also turn to the ‘help’ section of the app to get help.  Here’s what it looks like from the help section of the Uber passenger app (Android):

Contact Uber

If you’re an Uber passenger, this is probably the best way to contact Uber; to get help with issues like fare reviews, lost/left behind items and more. For example – Visit ‘Trips and Fare Review’, select an individual trip that you had a problem with then select an issue.

Also if you’re an Uber driver, going through the app is the best way to report problems with specific trips or to submit information like referral requests.

If you have a question not answered in this section, you can go to Help->Account->I have another account question and ask your question there. Use this app to contact Uber and you will get a response to your question within 2-3 hours through the app and/or e-mail.

 

Local Office

For those that would prefer face to face interaction, you can visit the local Uber office in your city as they tend to be better in handling more complex issues. That is another way to contact Uber.

You can find your city’s office hours by checking your local partner website.

 

Social Media

Social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter might come in handy when you need to contact Uber. Your comments are public which prompts companies to answer them quickly. Also, Uber now has Facebook Messenger support to facilitate ride hailing.

 

Uber Critical Safety Response Line

This Uber critical safety response line is solely for emergencies. The number to call during emergencies is 800-353-8237 (UBER) and you should only call this number if you get into an accident while driving or you experience a serious safety or security issue,

 

Phone Support

This is only a pilot program.  Uber rolled this out to drivers in San Francisco sometime in May, 2016.Contact Uber Uber chose not provide a number for the drivers to use. Instead, these select drivers have a phone icon in the “Help” section within their partner app which connects them to Uber phone support.

 

 

We hope these channels discussed help you get your Uber issues resolved as quickly as possible.

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Uber Partners and Drivers: Keep your 5-Star Rating!

 

Use These Tips – On Every Ride and Your Riders Will Reward You

 

When your driver signed up, Uber gave them some good beginner tips about how to launch a successful business. Through our experience networking with drivers worldwide, we learned industry secrets that explain how the Uber driver scores work and how to ensure their ratings remains high (getting the driver more opportunities for rides and putting more money in your pocket!)

Uber Partners and Drivers

Though star ratings, in theory, go from 1 star to 5 stars, you’ll never hear of uber riders getting picked up from 1, 2, or 3 star drivers. That’s because Uber controls rider traffic, and if an uber driver’s score is too low, Uber won’t allow the driver access to riders. This is how Uber ensures riders are more likely to have an amazing experience – so let’s be sure your driver(s) are in that group of well rated drivers!

Here’s the summary of our favorite tips to share with your drivers– and again, yes, they really need to do all of these everyday!

Before Your drivers being their Shift

  1. Dress for Success – We don’t mean uber drivers need to wear a suit, but they need to be sure they don’t look too casual. Tell your drivers to find comfortable, professional looking khakis, slacks, or even Dickie’s utility pants. For ladies, skirts and dresses are appropriate, if not too provocative or uncomfortable. Any of these are preferable to jeans or shorts. When the rider sees the driver, they instantly make a mental note of their professionalism that lasts throughout the ride.
  1. Clean Your Car Inside and Out – Yes, we’re serious. The highest rated uber drivers own an inexpensive hand held vacuum so dirt and other debris are not visible to riders.
  1. Consider Amenities for Your Rider – Pretty much everyone is dehydrated, so encouraging your driver to offer water to riders is a refreshing gesture to the riders. Similarly, gum or mints also make them feel more welcome and comfortable in your car. This small expense directly translates to higher profits and ratings for you and well worth the minimal cost. Visit bargain stores for great prices!

Become an Uber Driver

When Your driver accepts a Rider

  1. Courtesy Call Before Arriving – The driver needs to remember that the text may not be heard, and time is money for you. As the driver makes the last turn arriving to collect the rider, ensure they call them. Have the driver also confirm the color of the car, and that they’re arriving now.
  2. Make a Great Impression – When the driver sees the uber rider, have the driver greet them warmly and in a welcoming way.
  1. Door-to Door Service – As the rider approaches, ensure the driver exits the car safely, and opens the door for the rider(s). If the rider has luggage, ensure the driver offer’s to stow it or ask if they want it with them.
  1. Make Polite Conversation – Ensure the driver lets his/her passenger know how interesting it is to meet interesting people from all over the city and ask questions about what they like about Uber services (if they desire). Note – the caveat for this one recommendation is have your drivers make polite conversation ,only if desired by the rider, else this could backfire in the form of negative ratings for your driver. Some riders want peace and quiet!

As The Ride Ends

  1. Help Them Exit – At the destination point, ensure your uber driver reminds the rider(s) he/she will end the ride before getting their luggage, giving them more time to exit. Riders are eager to reach their destination, and so this gesture won’t actually cost the driver time – it actually saves time! 
  1. Thank Them for Riding – The uber driver’s last opportunity to earn 5 stars is to close out the ride with a lasting good impression. Have the driver wish them well on their day, and ask if they have all their belongings. Also have the driver(s) reiterate that they appreciate the opportunity to provide the rider(s) with safe and efficient transportation!

Teaching these tricks to your driver(s) and ensuring they use it for every ride guarantees you’re providing excellent and consistent service! Combining these tips with the other cost saving aspects of the UberXKit enables you to maximize revenue and control your costs.

Check back here often, or sign up to get new tips posted every week! We also cover trending topics relevant to the success of your business as an UberX entrepreneur, as well as cutting edge improvements on how to improve managing your business, like how to better control costs, and increase your revenue. Thanks again for visiting! We look forward to hearing from you about your experience and being a part of your new growing UberX business!