Category Archives for "Uber Management"

Using the New Uber Driver App Part 1

I used the new Uber Driver App for the first time this morning for 5 trips spread over 4 hours, for a total of $112.28.

Overall, I liked it, although as I indicated in the previous post, the differences are more superficial than substantial.

However, I believe that there has been a substantial rewrite of the underlying code.

That should make rolling out new features in the future easier, quicker and more reliable.

Two features that have been in overseas versions of the Uber Driver App for a long time, for example, are provision for tipping (which also requires an update to the Uber Rider App) and showing what your position is in an airport queue. Love to see both of those here soon!

Here are some screenshots of various aspects of the new Uber app, with my brief take on each one.

Uber Driver App 000

When you select the Driver App, you see a nice clean interface, with a GO button that you tap to go online.

An improvement on the previous slider.


Update Your Uber Documents

Your Registration is Expiring Soon

This is the text message I kept getting from Uber for the past few weeks.

I didn't really need it. I keep electronic diaries for this sort of stuff and I knew my registration expired on August 6, so I was set up to renew it on August 2.

I knew that Uber can access the Transport and Main Roads site, so I assumed that since they were smart enough to know my rego and CTP were due, they'd be smart enough to know that it had been renewed.

Which it was - on August 2, as planned.

Sorry, You Can't Drive

I often go out around 7:45 am on a Monday, as I'm likely to pick up an airport run. Around $40 for a pleasant 30 mins on the motorway.

But when I tried to this morning, the Uber app wouldn't connect me.


Uber Australia: What’s Next?

Uber Australia to Introduce Tipping App

Uber Driver Tipping in Australia

Uber is rolling out in-app tipping in the U.S. on a state by state basis and we believe that it will be introduced into Australia by the end of the year.

All you will have to do as an Australian Uber driver once tipping has been announced is update the app to the latest version, and then use the app's settings to Enable Tips. As long as your rider has updated the rider app on their phone, they will then have the option to leave you a tip.


Uber Has a New CEO

New Uber Boss Dara Khosrowshahi

Did you hear the news? Uber has a new CEO! Other than Uber's 180 Days of Change, things probably won't change right away for drivers, but there will definitely be some sort of shakeup over at Uber HQ. Today, we cover Uber's new CEO - who he is, his background and what you need to know about him.

This is what new Uber boss Dara Khosrowshahi will face on his first day: A queue of angry regulators in many countries suspicious about Uber’s practices; a lawsuit with Google’s corporate cousin over Uber’s driverless car program; drivers angry about how Uber treats them; a workforce demoralized by months of bad headlines and a sick corporate culture; a board of directors spewing more venom than the characters in the “Valley of the Dolls,” and a founder with outsize voting power who has seen himself as a CEO in waiting, and appears willing to smear anyone who disagrees with him. Why would anyone want to be CEO of this mess?