On-demand taxi service, Uber might be working on a way to be part of all your favorite apps. Soon an airline’s app could also have a button to call an Uber after you land.
According to TechCrunch, the ride-sharing service will be releasing an API so developers can add the company’s request-a-ride button to their apps. If true, it makes sense considering the company’s recent partnership with Google.
Currently in the Google Maps app when you choose public transportation or walking, the last directions option is Get an Uber with approximate travel times associated with using the service.
By launching an open API, a whole host of mapping and travel apps could keep users engaged by including a quick way to hire a car. For Uber, this is an opportunity to gain users and interact with the users it already has outside its own app.
➤ Uber Is About To Launch An API [TechCrunch]
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