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Taxi Later

An iOS app to schedule Uber rides in advance

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Joshua Meier
@joshim5 · Student at Harvard College
Hey hunters, you can now schedule your Uber in advance! Stop dealing with wait times - Request an Uber now, for later. I'm a sophomore at Harvard and I love when technology can be both fun and useful. During my distributed systems course, I started experimenting with the UBER API and delaying calls for the future. I reached out to Uber for ride booking priv… See more

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Joshua Meier
@joshim5 · Student at Harvard College
Hey hunters, you can now schedule your Uber in advance! Stop dealing with wait times - Request an Uber now, for later. I'm a sophomore at Harvard and I love when technology can be both fun and useful. During my distributed systems course, I started experimenting with the UBER API and delaying calls for the future. I reached out to Uber for ride booking priv… See more
Andrew Mutavdzija
@andym_dc · JD/MA Candidate, AU Wash. College of Law
Hey, great idea and a feature I've wished they had included from the get-go. Question: how do you handle a situation in which a surge occurs in between the time you schedule yourself a ride and when the app actually orders it? Just an alert with the ability to confirm or cancel? Or?
Katie Weiler
@katieweiler · Project Coordinator at Intently
Not sure how much I'd use this myself but my oh my would it be good for my parents. The first time I had them use Lyft when visiting me they ordered it days in advance. But I will say, it'd be great to be able to set this when I'm going in to a meeting or event so that when I get out my uber is there already. Slick.
Frank
@fbara
I would definitely use this. I often take the train into the city to go to Cubs games. Scheduling a car in advance will help me on the way to the park, more importantly, on the way back to the train station.
Daniel
@zappe
Would be great if the price could be shown to.