Getting around town just got easier. Uber, the fast-growing on-demand private car service, released its first app for Windows Phone today. Grab it here.
The service, which operates in 30 cities around the world and growing, is a neat concept and often faster and more convenient than hailing a cab. When you’re ready to get picked up, just signal Uber via the app. Your driver knows precisely where you’re waiting, and you’ll be notified when to expect him. When your ride is over, the fare goes straight to your credit card—no paper receipts, no need to tip. Uber then emails you a detailed receipt and notes the charge in the app, too. Learn more on the Uber website.
It's a pet peeve of mine but it is disappointing that this "app" asks for so many requirements. A private car service booking "app" needs access to my microphone? Both cameras? Photo, Music and Video Libraries? Really?
video and still capture
photo, music, and video libraries
movement and directional sensor
This app looks like just a link to a mobile website... Read the reviews of the app, then install it, and see for yourself. Sure its useful, but we can't get a real mobile application from these guys?
Or,... Is this the future of the mobile app,, a HTML5 app that uses a web browser? IDK....