Uber aims to let users do more during rides

|January 13, 2016 0
Excites developers with new Uber Trip Experience API update

BANGALORE, INDIA: What if developers could also offer users of their apps new ways to enjoy themselves, or get stuff done- when they’re on the road?

Uber’s newly launched API feature in India- “Uber Trip Experience” will make it possible for developers to build new experiences for riders so that  riders can connect their favorite apps to Uber to enjoy unique experiences when they want.

There could be different experience categories like:

entertainment:  10 minute playlists for a 10 minute trip

News:  A five minute news update for a five minute trip

Local Guides:  Insights and offers at your destination

Your home:  Turn on the heating when you’re headed home

So how does it work? For example, make a reservation for dinner on Zomato and you’ll get a reminder to book your ride when it’s time to head to the restaurant.  It’s the same with Zo Rooms for hotel reservations and Practo for doctor’s appointments. And Facebook’s Messenger lets you and your friends request a ride right when you are chatting. These integrations help make life simpler and easier for people to get around.

This is the biggest update to the Uber API since the release of Ride Request API in March 2015. Uber opened its API to developers globally over a year ago.

“Uber Trip Experiences is all about elevating the overall Uber rider experience. We value the time of our riders and are always seeking new ways to maximize the enjoyment and utility of their time in an Uber.  From media to gaming to IoT, Uber Trip Experiences creates new opportunities for developers to build unique Uber integrations that enhance the user experience while they are on an Uber trip. ” said Dmitry Shevelenko, Head of Business, Uber Developer Platform.

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