Uber is a fantastic app that you can get you a ride. Whether to work, airport or across town, there’s an Uber for every occasion. The best part is you get to your destination all in one piece – and well in good shape.
But, what if you can tap an app that will help you get the perfect meal? We all know how squaring oneself the perfect meal can be a complex endeavor.
Well worry not. This is because Uber has started piloting its food delivery service in Nairobi, as it looks to launch it in the coming weeks.
Dubbed Uber Eats, the service will be under an independent application, accessible on both Android and iOS phones. Currently, the service is being tested using select Uber clients who have installed the food delivery application.
“After three years of making safe and affordable rides available at the touch of a button, Uber continues to invest in Kenya. We do so by offering more choice to our customers. We’re currently piloting UberEats in Nairobi, and look forward to make the new app available to Nairobians soon,” said East Africa Uber representative, Janet Kemboi.
The app relies on machine learning and artificial intelligence to make suggestions based on popular options near a customer and past orders. The app also has a filter that makes it possible for customers to make orders according to their budget and taste. Customers can also schedule an order ahead of time.
UberEats which was launched two years ago aims to capitalise on demand for convenience from users. Additionally, the e-hailing firm is set to take advantage of the fast-growing online food order and delivery market currently monopolized by local courier firms.
Over 200 cities around the world use the food delivery service. More than 80,000 restaurants have been on boarded onto the app.