Uber App is a product of Uber Technologies Inc. Uber App is an American worldwide online transportation network company headquartered in San Francisco, California. It develops, markets and operates the Uber app, which allows consumers with smartphones to submit a trip request, which the software program then automatically sends to the Uber driver nearest to the consumer, alerting the driver to the location of the customer. Uber drivers use their own personal cars. As of August 2016, the service was available in over 66 countries and 545 cities worldwide. The Uber app automatically calculates the fare and transfers the payment to the driver. Since Uber's launch, several other companies have replicated its business model, a trend that has come to be referred to as "Uberification". More Information
Uber App can be downloaded from the Apple store. The legality of Uber has been challenged by governments and taxi companies, who allege that its use of drivers who are not licensed to drive taxicabs is unsafe and illegal; some taxi driver unions have called Uber App drivers "pirate taxis". Uber App is also available on Google Plan and through the Windows app.
Uber App Uber was founded as UberCab by Garrett Camp, the founder of StumbleUpon, and Travis Kalanick in 2009. Uber App received $200,000 in seed funding that same year. In 2010, Uber App raised $1.25 million in additional funding. More Information
Following a beta launch in the summer of 2010, Uber's services and Uber App officially launched in San Francisco in 2011. Initially, Ryan Graves was appointed as CEO, however, Kalanick replaced him in the role later that year. Graves stepped down to become the Uber App's COO.
By the end of 2011, Uber App had raised $44.5 million in funding. That year, the company changed its name from UberCab to Uber. The name "Uber" is a reference to the common (and somewhat slangy) word "uber", meaning "super", and having its origins in the German word Ã¼ber. More Information