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Uber officially returns to Windows Phone

Welcome Uber back to Windows Phone. The official Uber app for Windows Phone was first launched in March 2013 but pulled from the Window Phone Store a month later in April. That first app wasn't anything to write home about and customers complained enough that it was removed. Now Uber is back.

Uber is a livery service that allows you to request a car in major cities around the globe. Here's what you get with the app for Windows Phone:

  • Request a ride using the app and get picked up within minutes. On-demand service means no reservations required and no waiting in taxi lines.
  • Compare rates for different vehicles. Add a credit card to your secure account so you never need cash on hand.
  • Easily set your pickup location on the map, even if you don't know the exact address. Get connected to your personal driver and check the progress of your Uber at any time.
  • Sit back, relax, and go anywhere you want. We'll email you a receipt when you arrive at your destination.

Those features of Uber are all available in this first release for Windows Phone. Over the next month Uber will be adding the following features:

  • Fare quotes within the app
  • Shareable links with trip map and ETA
  • The ability to split your fare with friends for a more affordable ride

Anyone user Uber? It's incredibly handy when you're travelling. We're downloading the app right now ourselves, but take it for a spin and let us know what you think in the meantime.

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Uber officially returns to Windows Phone

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If it's love they'll find their way back to you... or something like that. Either way as a genius articulate Dachsund I need services like Uber because it's impossible for a wiener dog to drive himself around.

Please write an article about pakistan...we don't have any official maps for us...please please please man...no bing no here drive no uber no google no no and no

Have you tried Waze? It works great in my country (Guatemala) and like yours, we don't have here maps/drive support.

Mavee responded to a comment about Uber, in an article about Uber. You brought up Waze. I pointed out that Waze is evil and not like Uber.

Lots, of course. But getting better.

Citi and Amex have no apps still, for two that I personally could use (though by no means NEED now that they both have excellent mobile websites).

Apps really aren't needed, but it does imply to people, "if Starbucks and Chipotle ignore Windows Phone, I suppose I can too!"

Considering that Nest is owned by Google, I wouldn't hold my breath for that one. But there is a 3rd-party app (wellNEZTed).

Note that you have been able to use http://m.uber.com for awhile now, and it can do the fare quotes & splitting if you need those features still and can't wait for it to be added to the app. It is actually a pretty impressive web app they built actually.

Over the next month Uber will be adding the following features:

  • Fare quotes within the app
  • Shareable links with trip map and ETA
  • The ability to split your fare with friends for a more affordable ride

I guess, since it's only a month, they could have just held out until it was more complete.

Agile... Why hold off on releasing anything until it's "Complete" apps are never done, just good enough to use.  I think they were happy with the current feature set being bug free and wanted a presence on WP sooner rather than later.  That's a good thing.  Its only bad when they release a half-done app and don't frequently update it to add the missing stuff. 1 month cycle with testing and MS store review time is probably reasonable assuming there will be several decent.  same cycle as MS with windows fixes (patch tuesday is only 1x a month).

Clearly you didn't read the details on the app and made yourself upset because you lack reading comprehension.

Great to see them back on WP. Even without the features they plan to add in the next month this is a nice app. It is way better than the old version.

Now that there's an app, I'll actually use them next time. If the mustache folks made it first, I might've gone with them despite the dumb mustache.

I was just coming over here to mention this was available.  Nice to see I was beat to the punch!  Now to see if there are any drivers available where I live...but i can finally do that on my WP :) Doesn't have the universal app icon though :(

I guess not, I can't get past Set pickup location and there's no displayed time so I have to assume (No message) that theres no one to provide service near me.

This is awesome. Have downloaded, pinned app to start, signed in and have deleted the Uber web app I've been using for almost 12 months! It feels nice to be official :)

Same here, I just went to the web page, resent the code, replied go and then went back into the app again and it works. I have opened a ticket with Uber Support about this issue.

the uber short code has been blocked by the carrier. You need to call them to unblock. I had the same problem and got it resolved from T-Mobile in the US.

So if anyone wants $30uber credit and help this poor kid out, would be helpful thanks

Use my Uber code, yasera5, and get $30 off your first Uber ride. Redeem it at uber.com/invite/yasera5.

So if anyone wants $30uber credit and help this poor kid out, would be helpful thanks

Use my Uber code, yasera5, and get $30 off your first Uber ride. Redeem it at uber.com/invite/yasera5.

I'll spare you all the spamming of the promo codes since Uber still isn't quite online in my city yet (regs were just passed for Uber black, we'll see what happens.)

 

In any case, while in Chi town I used the mobile page a bit. I was constantly frustrated by it because the buttons to access account and the like are small and unlabled.  And frankly I was not familer with using Uber so I was constantly confused.

 

The App at least is a step in teh right direction and I won't have to keep worrying about accidently closing the webpage while trying to do something else!

That's great that we get it to WP.

But I don't understand the point of using an app vs just a good mobile website for this. Maybe there are reasons though.

Either way, happy to see that they are back on WP!

Notifications. Let's say you're playing a game and your ride arrives, it can pop up a notification saying your ride is here. Or perhaps they get delayed, they can say they're running late and it'll pop up a notification saying they're running late.

The app looks and feels great. I can't really use it, since they're not here yet, but thanks to you guys I have a 10$ credit for once they launch here.

I am very happy this happened because I use Uber quite a bit. This is great! Now, if Zipcar can get off their lazy asses and build a WP app, that would be fantastic.

Awesome, I still have the original version of under on my old titan II. Also, I really want a new ATIV on AT&T, the SE looks really nice.

This is awesome, just yesterday a friend was telling me that Uber arrived to Munich, Germany and now app available. Very cool indeed.

The city council has said Uber drivers are operating illegally in Myrtle Beach. The police will arrest anyone the catch. I signed up anyway.

Love Uber and very happy to see a legit app hit the windows phone. More and more official apps = better acceptance of windows phone!!

For Romanian wp8 users there's Clever taxi, but I don't think that has the secure card thingy implemented. Welcome back Uber

I gotta say, this (and lyft) is the app I've been desperately needing. I live in an urban area and ALWAYS needed a lyft/uber. I would carry around my iPad and tether my 920 so I could call an uber on my WiFi iPad. It Sucked and many of my friends were turned off by WP without a ridesharing app.

Uber is a great first step! FINALLY! Now we need a lyft app!

I usually go to the corner and hold my hand up when a cab passes by. How quaint. Now, instead of demanding that my city improve public transportation, I can pay $200+ for a smartphone, $30+ a month for a data plan and then have the honor of having a fee automatically charged to the credit card I voluntarily gave them. The future is now!

Installed the app and wanted to register but when I am asked to enter my credit card details it does not accept my Dutch credit card. :/

Will have to try register through the website, which is a little disappointing.

I love Uber. I used this all weekend in California. They have a promotion that gives you 25% off normal pricing through August as well. The app is not exactly on par with ios yet but it s pretty close. You can use offer code 7F994 for $30 credit towards your first ride also.

Anyone from Manila who has used Uber? Heard good reviews from friends iOS users. But haven't heard from WP user like me.