Uber announced the launch of its new driver app, rebuilt completely from the ground up, for and with drivers. The new app provides a more simple and personalized experience, designed to support drivers and delivery partners on every moment of their journey.
Pradeep Parameswaran, Head of Central Operations, Uber India & SA, said
The launch of the new partner [drivers and courier partners] app is a key milestone for Uber. It truly reflects our commitment to the people who have been our partners in growth. We have built this app by listening to what they needed and shaped it alongside them – over 100 partners from Bangalore were a part of the global beta launch. Every piece of their feedback was important and it was incorporated into building an app that meets their needs, every moment of their journey.
Key product features of the new Uber Driver App
Earnings tracker – The new real-time Earnings Tracker lets drivers know – at a glance – how much they earned on their last trip, and makes it easy to track progress toward their goals.
Status bar – Provides real-time updates on market conditions around them and opportunities for more trips nearby. When a driver taps an opportunity, the app will provide optional navigation to the recommended area.
Notifications – This feature lets drivers see messages about upcoming earning opportunities, feedback from their riders, and information about their account.
Driver profile – Gives drivers the opportunity to showcase what they do outside of Uber, and allows riders to learn more about their driver and find new ways to connect.
Driver App Basics – A comprehensive guide to getting started with Uber that will be available to drivers in the coming months.
In India, the app is currently available to select driver partners in Kochi and courier partners in Chennai. It will be rolled out in a phased manner to driver and delivery partners across the country over the coming months.