Uber launches a dedicated app “UberEATS” for meal delivery

Uber has finally released the anticipated UberEats meal delivery app today on Android and iOS platforms. This app will enable you to order meals from selected restaurant 24hrs a day, 7 days a week. For now the service is available in Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Toronto, Uber says it will be available to other locations soon.

We’ve been cooking up something new. An app that makes getting great food from hundreds of restaurants as easy as requesting a ride.

Chetan Narain,
UberEATS Product Manager

“With the standalone UberEATS app, you can find and order the food you love and follow along on your phone as it comes right to you”.

Apart from being able to place an order for meals, UberEATS app also includes menus from local restaurants which can be delivered in 10 minutes or even less. Users will also be able to track their food delivery so as to step out at the right time to meet their Uber courier. According to Uber, company drivers interested in delivering meals will receive earning opportunities at times of the day when fewer riders are out and about, drivers not interested will be able to opt out of UberEats.

Earlier on, Uber had tried food delivery service in Toronto, featuring a full menu and an expanded time frame of 10 in the morning till 10 at night, those tests relied on the Uber app to make food deliveries possible, the company having felt a dedicated app was needed made the new UberEATS app available starting today.

For those within locations where the service is supported, download the app for Android and iOS, others can still check out the app, but will have to wait for Uber to start the service in their various locations.

Uber an American multinational online taxi dispatch company headquartered in San Francisco, California, was founded by Travis Kalanick and Garrett Camp in 2009. Its Uber mobile app allows consumers with smartphones to submit a trip request which is then routed to Uber drivers who use their own cars. In 2014 Uber was ranked by Klout as the 48th-most powerful company in America. By late-2015, Uber was estimated to be worth $62.5 billion.

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