Uber users, you'll be thrilled to know that there's a lighter, simpler and more reliable version of the app now available! Uber presents Uber Lite, a re-imagined app that saves space on your phone, works in limited network and on ANY Android phone.
Many South Africans rely on Uber for mobility and work, and unfortunately a one-size-fits-all app doesn’t work for the diversity of network conditions, devices and rider needs across the country. So, they completely redesigned the app, ensuring that it's light, simple, and works on any Android device and any network.
Uber Lite’s new interface was designed to make booking rides quicker and lighter in low connectivity, on basic Android phones, and for people with limited data plans.
Light on your phone
Uber Lite is less than 5MB to download (that’s equivalent to just three selfies). A smaller app frees up space for actual selfies and other apps. And, with a 300-millisecond response time (literally the blink of the eye), the booking process is fast, even in low connectivity.
Uber Lite guides users through the request experience by detecting their current location, so minimal typing is required. If it can’t detect your location because of GPS or network issues, it guides you to choose popular landmarks nearby.
Tap Over Type
Uber Lite makes picking your destination as easy as a tap of a button. Instead of typing where you are, you can choose a nearby point of interest. The app stores the city’s top places so that even when you are offline, no network is needed for them to appear. And the more you use the app, it learns where you go most often, and surfaces those options first.
Maps On Demand
To keep the app light and fast, maps in Uber Lite are not loaded by default, but are available with a tap when you need them.
Uber Lite retains the core functionality of the rider app, has in-app support, and includes critical safety features, such as an emergency button that connects riders to a third party supplier who provides emergency services and security response services, and the ability to share your trip with friends and family.
Uber’s mission is to help people get a ride at the push of a button - everywhere and for everyone. We started in 2009 to solve a simple problem - how do you get a ride at the touch of a button? Eight years and over ten billion trips later, we’ve started tackling an even greater challenge: reducing congestion and pollution in our cities by getting more people into fewer cars.
For questions and information, visit www.uber.com.