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Uber offers developer API to integrate car service in third party apps

Uber has just announced a developer API, allowing developers to integrate the car service into their own Android apps. Apps will be able to do things like send an address to Uber's own app, as well as display pickup times, provide fare estimates, and more.

You will even be able to request a ride within some apps, though this feature is rolling out in a limited fashion, according to Uber (opens in new tab):

What about requesting a ride? Yes, we've implemented that endpoint as well, but because calling it immediately dispatches a real driver in the real world, we're releasing it in a more controlled fashion, starting with a small set of partners. Stay tuned for more on that, and please let us know if you're interested in being added to the whitelist.

Uber has already partnered with companies like OpenTable, Hyatt Hotels & Resorts, and United Airlines. Certain partners are even offering customers money off on their next ride.

The API is available now for developers now. What apps would you like to see integrating the Uber API? Let us know below in the comments.

Source: Uber (opens in new tab)

  • This is actually going to be really convenient for me. I fly United and use Uber every week. I already got the United update, so I'm looking forward to seeing how well this feature works. Posted from my Nexus 5, behind seven proxies
  • very smart of uber. i started noticing them in google maps when i pull up directions, the last option said OR USE UBER TO ARRIVE IN X AMOUNT OF MINUTES. ubers going places (lol, literally). either someone big is going to buy them out or theyre just gonna take over our rides
  • Sounds like a security risk.
  • Nice, hopefully this will result in a Android Wear app. Lyft had one from Day 0 Posted via Android Central App