Uber Central

Request, manage, and pay for Ubers for your customers

#3 Product of the DayJuly 28, 2016

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Chris Messina@chrismessina · 🏆 PH Community Member of the Year!
Now businesses can order rides from Uber on behalf of their customers!
Daniel Singer@danielsing3r · X6 Fleet Manager at @pandastartup 🐼
@chrismessina Great news for cake.af and bond.sh! Thanks chris!
V.S.VIVEK@vsvivek93 · Unoccupied
@chrismessina Hey, is this starting in India too or will it be only exclusive to US?
Leif Baradoy@leif · CEO @lightrailhq. Cofounder @giftbit.
@chrismessina Do you have an API into this? Could be a great fit for Giftbit.com.
Chris Messina@chrismessina · 🏆 PH Community Member of the Year!
@leif we do not at this time, but thanks for expressing your interest!
Ryan Hoover@rrhoover · Founder, Product Hunt
Smart move. Uber is a logistics company and part of their value is in the ability to drive (no pun intended) offline transactions. This is very similar to Teleport, an app built on the Uber API to drive friends or customers to a specific location.
ryanmtaylor@ryanmtaylor · CoFounder of AllTeamz.com
@rrhoover I found Teleport on PH and had used it to have an Uber pick up my teen kids from places and bring them home.
Ouriel Ohayon
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@ourielohayon · appsfire, CEO/ isai (VC) co-founder
@ryanmtaylor I think you can already order a ride for someone else from uber main app
ryanmtaylor@ryanmtaylor · CoFounder of AllTeamz.com
@ourielohayon emphasis on the "had", now they all drive so no need to call an Uber anymore. Whole different kind of worrying now. :)
Ravi Vyas@ravivyas84 · Founder Odiocast.com
Brilliant! No Smartphone needed! Who pays?
Martin Otyeka@otymartin
@ravivyas84 Looking for this answer aswell! Then again rider name is mentioned so probably going off phone number associated with their Uber account?
Blair Giesen@blairsreport · CEO, Zambig.com
@ravivyas84 The business that sent it pays.
Joseph McCarron@joe12n · Product Manager, Zendesk
@ravivyas84 the second image says "Request, manage, and pay for Uber rides on behalf of your customers". I imagine it could be tough to make the rider pay, although maybe it could follow the Split flow where you get a notification to accept.
@ravivyas84 businesses will pay! I can already see this integration in general events (launch parties, sport games, concerts, Meetups, etc.) as well as big organization's conferences (WWDC, F8, etc.). @chrismessina correct me if I'm wrong.. :-)
Tane Bufton@tane_bufton · Telco Resolution Analyst
@ravivyas84 Could easily see this being used by Hotels, charge the fare back to the customers room. Would work great in this sort of situation.
Chris Messina@chrismessina · 🏆 PH Community Member of the Year!
@zac_46 @ravivyas84 yep! Primarily the use case is to provide rides for users without phones, without Uber, or as an added convenience or service layer.
Jaime Macias@jmacias · Product @boost.
I wonder if people will use this two ways. Would be a interesting value prop for a business to send someone to pick you up and at the conclusion drop you off.
Jason Simmons@jason_simmons · CEO @ DeadSoxy
@jmacias surely it will be a two-way transit. No value add if the shopper drove and the real experience enhancement only really happens if they pick you up and drop you off. in my opinion.
Ouriel Ohayon
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@ourielohayon · appsfire, CEO/ isai (VC) co-founder
should be another successful uber service...