The convenient way to travel
There’s nothing worse than needing a ride and not having cash on you. What are you supposed to do? Well, pull out your phone and order an Uber, of course.
Let Uber whisk you off to your destination
Travel smarter, quicker, and more easily with Uber. A classic taxi ride with a modern twist.
Make traveling easier with Uber, the useful taxi app for Android. Choose a destination, and a ride in the area will pick you up. Once you’ve gotten to your location safely, you can just pay through the app. It’s as easy as that!
Unlike traditional taxi rides, you don’t need to have your wallet on you. Instead, you can pay for your ride using your mobile device, and Uber has a range of payment options. Choose from Google Wallet, PayPal, or link your credit card to your account.
Be wary of surge prices, however. This is when Uber decides to tack a multiplier on to all of their fares. It’s usually based on peak times of the day and driver availability in the area. The Android version lags in this area because surge prices don’t always update in time. Unintentionally, customers are caught out with a higher bill than they expected. This isn’t the norm though, and mostly occurs on phones that haven’t been updated.
There is also no option to tip the driver using this software. This feature is available on the iOS and Windows versions but is yet to be available on the Android software. You can still tip the driver with cash, but if you’re using Uber, you probably won’t have cash with you.
Where can you run this program?
This particular version only runs on Android phones and tablets. There is a Windows desktop version and iOS software for Apple devices.
Is there a better alternative?
No. Uber is a well-established company, and the Android version has all the relevant features. Lyft is an alternative, although it doesn’t operate in as many areas.
Uber for Android is impressive as a concept, but its performance could be improved. The app is known to lag or freeze and isn’t always consistent with updating price surges.
Should you download it?
Yes. It’s an almost essential app for emergency rides when you don’t have cash available.
- Free to download
- Payments are taken via the app
- Not charged until after the ride
- Can only tip in cash
- Surge prices sometimes aren’t updated
- Not available in all locations