Uber announces availability for Windows phones in UAE
Lumia users receive AED100 off on their first Uber ride
Uber has announced the availability of the official Windows Phone app enabling users to easily order a driver assisted car in UAE, Qatar and KSA.
The taxi-hailing smartphone app, which uses the phone's GPS to detect the user's location, enables users to mark their pickup point on the screen map and within minutes they will receive a text message to tell them the car has arrived. Users can also use the app to check the map location of the car while they wait.
"We are excited to be giving Windows Phone users a safe and reliable choice in how they move around their city. Previously, these users accessed Uber through our mobile site, but beginning immediately users can connect through a native app that is optimised for the Windows platform and reflects the complete Uber experience. Now users will be able to open the Uber app on their Windows Phone anywhere in the world, whether in the Middle East, Europe or the US, and seamlessly request a ride at the touch of a button," said JP Mondalek, general manager, Uber UAE.
Uber runs on all Windows Phone 8 and 8.1 smartphones, from the Lumia 635, Lumia 930 and Lumia 1520 and can be downloaded from the Windows Phone store for free.
The cashless service is offering AED100 discount to Lumia users to use on their first Uber ride as a way to encourage them to use the app.
"We welcome Uber to our fast-growing Windows Phone ecosystem. Now with Uber on Windows Phone, our users will have a seamless ride at the touch of a button. We are glad to welcome the Windows Phone community to enjoy an Uber experience with the AED 100 free credit when they need to book a ride using the app," said Praveen Prabhakaran, head of ecosystem and developer experience, Middle East at Microsoft Mobile Devices.