You: “Dude, where are you?”
Your friend: “Dude, I’m on my way.”
After 30 minutes…
You: “Dude, I though you said you’re on your way? Where exactly are you? ETA?”
Your friend: “ETA? It means Estimated Time of Arrival. See you in five minutes. If not, please read this again.”
See? Your friend couldn’t even answer straight. But, little did we know that he or she just had locked their house door when you just called. The situation may be hilarious, but this happens more often than not. And when you call them, they even make use of their mobile earphones just to get their hands free and do their best to haste. But, all thanks to Uber App, you won’t have to guess if your friend is telling the truth of where he or she is now since your friend—or perhaps it’s you—can get to the destination with a live ETA map. It is now available for Apple on iTunes, and eventually it will with regards to Android’s Google Play; the best thing is that this app is absolutely free.
This app lets you share your ETA and your trip route with your friends to let them know exactly when you will be arriving by sending them a text of a live map of your trip so they could check in on you. Not only does this app can forecast your estimated time of arrival, but it can also predict of how long it will take for you to get where you need to go. Just enter a destination and let the app calculate your time of arrival.
Before the upgrade of this app, which is the “SHARE MY ETA”, Uber has already been a private driver in over 40 cities and 18 countries. With this app, you can request a ride and be picked up in just a matter of minutes. You can even easily set your pickup location even if you don’t know the exact address on the map. With the upgrade, the location tracking has been improved for better pickup accuracy. You don’t even have to bring cash on hand—well, not if your credit card can handle it—you just have to add a credit card to your secure account, and then Uber will email you a receipt when you already arrived at your destination.
So, with this app, you’re going to wish that you have a cover as hard as a sturdy mobile phone case since you now won’t have any excuse of what time would be your exact arrival. You just have to practice punctuality since you will not always live with the slogan: “Always late, but worth the wait.”