Using the Uber API, developers can integrate the power of Uber into 3rd party applications. Calls to the API can be made to request information on available car types, driver location expressed in geo-coordinates, time estimates, estimated prices (including currency conversion when applicable), as well as user account history and activity. The Uber API documentation describes deep linking techniques to programmatically launch the native app from iOS or Android, or the Uber mobile site from mobile web. The API comes with a detailed style guide and asset package for implementing licensed brandings. The Uber API Affiliate program grants cash and issues Uber credits for new user onboarding through a 3rd party app.
Uber has introduced a new Uber Driver API that provides driver profile data such as identity, trip details, earnings, and reputation/ratings. The Uber Driver API is currently available to a limited group of developers; however, developers can view the API documentation online.
Uber recently abandoned its monolithic codebase in favour of a modular, flexible and scalable microservices architecture. As this ecosystem of Uber microservices has grown, Emily Reinhold explains some of the design and architectural decisions Uber engineers made, and what they mean to the company.
Uber processes data for millions of trips in over 400 cities in 60 different countries on a daily basis. Needless to say, that’s a lot of data, and finding a way to optimize their JSON payloads was an important goal for the Uber engineering team.
The number and variety of services around Uber’s offering continues to grow thanks to its API platform that allows third-party developers to build innovative services and applications on top of Uber’s resources. Gordon Wintrob speaks to Andrew Noonan, Partner Engineer at Uber, about the platform.
Can your application programming interfaces truly be “public” if your terms and conditions disallow application contexts deemed to be competitive to your business interests? This article looks at a recent ruling and how it may or may not help secure Uber’s ability to have a selectively public API.
Last week, UrbanHail, a Boston startup which developed an app to provide real-time price comparisons for Uber, Lyft and taxi services, found its access to the Uber API revoked for violating Uber's terms of service. The startup claims that Uber's actions are "anti-competitive."
The widespread adoption of mobile devices has led to an increasing demand for travel-related mobile apps. This article takes a look at the top 10 APIs in the travel category. Technology such as business expense tracking, travel deal search, travel performance rating and more is obtainable from APIs.