One of the major pet peeves Uber users have is they cannot book a ride in advance. Unlike other cab aggregators like Ola and Meru that allow you to pre-book a cab at a specific time and place, Uber only lets you look for a cab at the moment you want to travel. Uber calls it a feature, but many users won’t agree. This could finally change soon with Bumper.
Uber recently announced it would enable third-party developers to integrate its service in their apps and one enterprising developer has put Uber’s endpoint API
to good use. Bumper will let users schedule
Uber pickups and drops just like how Bufferapp does for scheduling Facebook posts. This app will let users plan their entire travel schedule at a single go without having to worry about booking every single trip at the pickup location.
This feature will prove to be extremely useful for folks planning to book Uber from Airport or restaurants or as a matter of fact any pre-decided pickup point at scheduled time. The good thing is that the app will also beam you with notifications for price surge or any other changes in the schedule just like how it is done by the parent Uber app.
The app will be available for public use once Uber opens up the Request access to the general public. Screenshots of the demo show an ‘request time’ box to enter the time followed by the usual pickup and drop window along with the option to select the Uber car they want.