Uber has announced the launch of a new API feature for developers “Uber Trip Experience” in India and globally.
The API was opened to developers globally over a year ago. So if you make a reservation for dinner on Zomato, you’ll get a reminder to book your ride when it’s time to head to the restaurant using this new feature.
This new developer feature called Uber Trip Experiences allows riders to connect their favorite apps to Uber and enjoy unique experiences when they may have some.
Users will be in complete control and will need to give permission before any app can connect to Uber and access their trip details. And if they find it’s not useful, users will be able to turn off the feature on an app by app basis.
Uber Trip Experiences allows riders to connect their favorite apps to Uber to enjoy unique experiences when they may have some time to spare. Some examples include:
- Entertainment: 10 minute playlists for a 10 minute trip
- News: A five minute news update for a five minute trip
- Local Guides: Insights and offers at your destination
- Your home: Turn on the heating when you’re headed home