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This article was published on March 3, 2014

Uber updates its iOS app with push notifications for surge pricing

Uber updates its iOS app with push notifications for surge pricing Image by: PAUL J. RICHARDS
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Exactly seven days after Uber CEO Travis Kalanick announced push notifications for surge pricing at the 2014 Launch Festival, the feature has been added to its iOS app for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch owners.

The latest update replaces SMS messages with push notifications for “easier updates about your trip”, which we expect will shortly include real-time information about its controversial pricing system. Last week, Uber said it was planning to add the feature to its Android app too.

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Starting today, customers in the UK can also begin paying for rides with PayPal inside the app. The payment option was launched in the US, France, Germany, Italy, and the Netherlands last November.

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