Uber constantly makes changes in its app for riders every now and then but the Uber app for drivers hasn’t seen much changes for long. Today, the cab-hailing company launched a revamped Uber Driver app that is built for and with the drivers. The new Uber app for drivers was tested with 100 driver partners of Uber from Bangalore for the global beta launch before the launch of the stable revamped version.
The redesign of Uber driver app was necessary as the new features were being added and the earlier app was not so user-friendly. The current Uber driver app was built by 30 engineers and now 300 engineers have been working on it. The new app solves some long-standing problems of driver partners such as it will now let drivers end the trip even without internet by pinning the GPS location of the destination.
Uber Driver app features
The new Uber driver app comes with an “Earnings tracker” that let drivers know how much they earned on their last trip, making it easy to track progress. There is also a “Status bar” feature that provides real-time updates on market conditions and opportunities for more trips nearby. The status bar alerts drivers about locations where cab demand is high.
Next, there is a “Notifications” feature which lets drivers see messages about upcoming earning opportunities, feedback from riders and information about their account. The “Driver profile” feature now allows riders to learn more about the driver and find new ways to connect. Moreover, there will also be an inbox for notifications, which again is a result of driver feedback.
The new Uber driver app will be available for driver partners in Kochi and courier partners in Chennai in India before being rolled out to other cities in a phased manner.
Commenting on revamped Uber Driver app, Pradeep Parameswaran, Head of Central Operations, Uber India and SA said,
“Our teams spent time on-ground, interacting with partners through group sessions, ride along and in person meetings to gather inputs. Every piece of their feedback was important and it was incorporated into building an app that meets their needs, every moment of their journey.”