1 Aug 2012
We’ve all been there. You’re getting ready with your friends, and next thing you know, time has flown by and you need to get to your destination ASAP. So what do you do? In a city with little public transportation, it’s not common you’ll find an Angeleno standing with an outstretched arm on the curb. Los Angeles is probably the only big city where a loud whistle won’t get you anywhere. With taxis being few and far between and the metro not going everywhere you’d like to go, something was bound to be created. Uber Los Angeles, an app available for both the iPhone and Android, is your on-demand personal driver. Just think, next time you need a ride, you’ll get a fancy town car or SUV with a driver ready and waiting to serve you.
The best feature of Uber is its use of Google maps to visually pinpoint your location and all drivers located in your area. Rather than waiting twenty minutes without knowing if your ride will ever come, your driver’s time is estimated along with his individual customer rating. 5 stars and 1 minute away and you are ready to go!
Without interrupting conversations, you’ll be notified by text with your driver’s time of arrival, as well as when he arrives. Don’t worry about rummaging through your wallet for cash, your account during set up was linked to your bank! Paying your fare with tip included, all Uber asks is for you to say a quick “thanks” for their unbeatable service. Costing nearly the same as other modes of transportation, we don’t forsee any turning back.
Have you used this app?
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