Uber is a technology company that connects riders with a private driver through a smart phone application. Uber is in over 200 cities worldwide, including Joburg, Cape Town and Durban, and launched into South Africa over a year ago. The Uber application is not only used to connect riders with a private driver- it has connected riders with UberCHOPPER, UberBOATS and UberJETS. Moreover, it uses its technology for some really innovative on demand campaigns. Uber has delivered ice cream on-demand throughout SA, delivered roses on-demand for this past Valentines Day in Cape Town, and even delivered kittens on-demand in a few select cities last year. While it is now in over 200 cities, it is interesting to note that Joburg was the 35th Uber city, and Cape Town was the 41st. Here are some fun links to videos about Uber:
- General video on Uber.
- The Minister of Tourism used Uber to arrive to the E-Tourism Africa Summit 2014
- Video celebrating 100 Uber cities (we are now in 200!)
- Female Drivers on Uber
The uptake in SA has been unbelievable- people are just LOVING Uber, including WOW! Check out Uber’s website or follow them on Twitter or Instagram using @Uber_CT @Uber_Joburg @Uber_Durban THE COMPETITION
Uber, Everyone’s Private Driver, is giving 15 lucky WOW readers the chance to win free Uber rides for a year, valued at R12000 each.
To enter the competition, sign up for Uber here using the promotional WOW. All new users will receive R100 off your first ride, whether you win or not!
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