Uber Launches App for BlackBerry, Windows Phone

Posted by Rob Lewis

Uber has launched a dedicated app for BlackBerry 7.

The Silicon Valley startup's controversially disruptive black car and taxi hire service has had some difficulties penetrating the Toronto and Vancouver markets. In Vancouver, the company was forced to charge a sky-high $75 minimum charge per trip last year. And in Toronto, officials argue the company is operating illegally (a complaint it has faced in several US cities as well).

Uber also launched a Windows Phone app.

"Our goal is to be everyone’s private driver, and as we grow throughout the world, we want to provide our users with an experience tailored to them," the company wrote in a blog post today. "That means that Blackberry and Windows Phone users can now download our app directly from the Appworld and Marketplace, respectively."

In addition to the new app launches, Uber revamped its Android version with features such as Foursquare integration and a fare estimator.

 

Company:
BlackBerry
Website:
http://www.blackberry.com
Location:
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

Research In Motion (RIM), a global leader in wireless innovation, revolutionized the mobile industry with the introduction of the BlackBerry solution in 1999. Since then, BlackBerry products and services have continued to change the way millions of people around the world stay connected. With the launch of BlackBerry 10, we have re-designed, re-engineered and re-invented BlackBerry. Not only did we introduce a... more

Company:
Uber Canada
Website:
http://www.uber.com
Location:
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Uber Canada is the Canadian branch of a San Francisco based technology startup is innovating at the intersection of mobile technology, car transportation & logistics. Uber is transforming your transportation experience into an on demand app that fits an efficient and modern lifestyle. more


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Rob Lewis

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