Uber, the cab-hailing service is all set to launch its on-demand food delivery app, UberEATS, in India. Started as a pilot project in Los Angeles back in 2014, the service has seen a gradual expansion; and is now functional in top cities across the globe. These include Bangkok, San Francisco, Dubai, Cape Town, Taipei, Hong Kong, Tokyo and Singapore among others. After launching its services in India, UberEATS will be competing with already popular services such as Zomato, Swiggy and Foodpanda, to name a few. Also Read - Swiggy to soon deliver your food order using drones in IndiaAlso Read - Amazon launches e-pharmacy service in India
I am incredibly excited about bringing UberEATS to India. This is a significant investment, it spans multiple cities and regions, and it has the potential to change the food industry with the push of a button in one of the most vibrant food cultures in the world, said Allen Penn, Asia Pacific s head of UberEATS. Also Read - Dunzo says partner database breached, user data exposed
While Uber is currently looking to setup its network of restaurants and delivery partners in India, the app is already available for download on Google Play Store and Apple App Store. However, after you login and enter the location, you ll see a message we re coming soon followed by a button Notify Me which will give you a notification when the service goes live. ALSO READ: Uber Movement launched to give city planners a sneak peek into traffic data
UberEATS uses the same technology as the company s cab-hailing app. It is cost-effective and efficient, designed to get food delivered to you, as easy as requesting a ride, the company claims. Ahead of its launch, Uber is also asking users for inputs and suggestions by asking to fill up a small form. ALSO READ: Uber rolls out road safety-focused features to its drivers app
In the form, you can choose your city of residence, Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi NCR, Hyderabad, Mumbai or Kolkata. It is likely that the service could be launched in these cities first. There are also other details that you need to fill up in the form, such as your favorite restaurant name and your name.
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