US based taxi app has conquered the African market by making a drive as simple as it should be.
Uber is an on-demand car service that connects passengers with registered drivers via iPhone or Android Apps.
The App was developed by an US based company from the heart of the Silicon Valley, being present in over 140 cities in 40 countries around the world, Lagos is the first city in Nigeria where the services have been launched in mid 2014.
At year end 2014 global Uber was valued at an astonishing $ 41 billion, making it one of the highest valued start-ups of all time.
How does it work?
Download the app, register as a new user, push the App button on your smartphone, set the pick up location and a request will be sent to all registered Uber drivers in the near area.
The driver that is fastest in accepting your order will pick you up immediately and drive you to your desired destination.
After the trip the fee is automatically deducted from the user’s debit card (no cash exchange) and the invoice is directly send to your email address.
Uber pricing is based on the time and distance of the trip plus a base fare.
Customers can also choose between the low cost option UberX or the limousine service called UberBlack.
The rates are the following (UberBlack fares shown in brackets):
Starting Fee: N500 (N500)
Minimum Fare: N500 (N800)
Fare per Km: N110 (N155)
Fare per minute: N10 (N15)