May 6th, 2014

Uber Beta Android

Google Play beta programs are one of the (many) reasons why we love Android. A chance for bleeding-edge enthusiasts to test drive the latest app releases before anyone else, they also play a crucial role for developers in gaining valuable feedback on app releases before they go live in the Play Store. This ensures most of the kinks have been worked out and 5-star ratings are thriving.

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The latest company to take part in the Google Play’s beta program is the rides-on-demand service, Uber. Announced today via their official blog, Uber is allowing Android users to test an upcoming app update built from the ground up. Along with a spiffy new UI, Uber says the beta update should provide for enhanced performance, as well as easier shortcuts to some of Uber’s best features (like Fare Split and Share My ETA). To join the beta all you have to do is follow these simple instructions:

1. Go to Uber Android Beta on Google+ and click “Join community”
2. Click “BECOME A TESTER” on Google Play to opt into beta downloads
3. Download Uber from the Play Store to update your app

The rides-on-demand industry is a competitive one with only 3 major players on the scene (Lyft, Uber X, and Sidecar). When your service is only as good as the mobile app that powers it, it’s important for companies like Uber to stay ahead of the curve with bug-free updates.

[Uber Blog]

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