Uber Adds New Ride Request Widget For Third-Party Apps

Posted: Mar 30 2016, 2:02pm CDT | by , in News | Cars & Vehicles


Uber Adds New Ride Request Widget for Third-Party Apps
  • Uber adds new ‘Ride Request Widget’ for third-party apps!

The new featured aimed at users in Asia is developed to work in areas with limited access to internet.

Last year Uber added a ride request button to let third-party apps. The button gave third-party apps the ability to order a car. Today Uber announced a more feature-rich option.

The new option is aimed specifically targeted at developers in Asia. The new option is called the ‘Ride Request Widget’. Uber claims the widget is an easy way to add Uber’s native features into a third-party app.

According to Uber the widget is developed to work in places with limited internet access, especially in China, India and other parts of Asia. The widget will have support for all local payment options.

The widget is basically a mini version of the Uber app for third-parties. The widget takes you right from booking, to wait and drop-off on the app.  

The goal of the new widget is to make it easier to hail an Uber. If the favorite third-party app includes ride requests then users don’t even need to open the Uber app to get a ride. Uber stated the new feature came about after it talked to developer partners in India, China and Australia. 

Chinese developed told Uber they they love the easy deployment and smooth handoff to the Uber app. But still they would like to deeply integrate the Uber rider experience into their own apps.

The new widget will be available to all developers worldwide from the middle of April. The terms of the widget remain the same as the ride request button. Every time an app developer refers to Uber, then Uber will pay them $5. 

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