When bouncing from one airport to another, what’s one thing everyone needs? Transportion. If it’s not rental car, it’s taxi. Even better than a taxi is a private driver and the free Uber app makes it easy to get one. Or, it used to.
Taking You For A Ride
Every destination has different transportation options. What the Uber app does is give you more options– specifically of the private driver and car option.
For cities where the service is available, and there are plenty, you can schedule a private car and drive, set a location for pickup, and know exactly when the car will arrive.
Great, right? Even better is Uber’s ability to charge your credit card upon completion of the ride, and receive a detailed in app receipt (or, have it emailed).
Using Uber is simple enough, too. Enter a destination, and Uber estimates your total fare.
The built-in map displays your pickup location, route and direction of travel, and, of course, the destination.
This is pretty much like having the ultimate taxicab app right on your iPhone.
Wonderful, right? Almost.
Uber wants your name, email, phone numbers, and credit card number to sign up.
Does Uber work in your area? Find out by signing up and handing over your credit card. That’s bad form.
The latest version of Uber is less usable than the previous version. For some reason it zooms out automatically to a six-mile radius.
It won’t save my frequent locations, and the animated cars on the screen are distracting (which one is the real driver for me?).
And, for whatever reason, pricing has changed. Instead of being competitive, my last two rides were nearly double the price of a taxi. New versions of apps should be progressive and get better, not go backwards.