Uber Introduces API for Developers

Uber Introduces API for Developers

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Uber has introduced an API for developers allowing them to pass a destination address to the Uber app, display pickup times, provide fare estimates, access trip history and more.

We believe that any app with a map is a potential Uber API partner. To kick things off, we’re launching with 11 fantastic companies, all of whom have already integrated with the API and are rolling out in cities around the world: Expensify, Hinge, Hyatt Hotels & Resorts, Momento, OpenTable, Starbucks Coffee Company, Tempo Smart Calendar, Time Out, TripAdvisor, TripCase and United Airlines.

Example Integrations:
● Dinner date? Request an Uber to your favorite restaurant right from the OpenTable app. Your driver will arrive already knowing where you are headed.
● Catching a flight? The United mobile app shows ETAs of the closest drivers and fare estimates, so you can get reliable ride to and from the airport for less.
● Night out? Time Out shows different Uber options—from low-cost to luxury—so you can be sure to arrive in style to the city’s best nightlife.
● Need a place to stay? Book a room through the Hyatt Hotels & Resorts app and request a ride to your hotel right from the reservation screen.
● Want a recap of your journey? Use Momento to view a timeline of your Uber trip history alongside other moments in your life.

Notably, the request a ride endpoint has been implemented; however, Uber says it's releasing that functionality in a more controlled fashion, starting with a small set of partners. If you are interested in getting whitelisted, let them know.

Finally, the company is also launching a new Affiliate Program which enables developers to earn credits toward free Uber rides.

You can download Uber from the App Store for free. Developers can learn more about the API at the link below.

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Uber Introduces API for Developers