Arrange an Uber or Lyft ride from inside Google Maps

Google Maps now allows you to arrange a ride from Uber,  Lyft  or other ride service providers directly from the Maps app. Opening the ride sharing mode on Maps will show you a carousel with options for users to choose from. Tapping on one of the providers will also reveal any deals being offered by them. Even if you don't have the Uber app installed on your phone, you will be able to arrange and pay for an Uber ride through the Google Maps app.

And there is more. During your Uber ride, Google Maps will give you information about your destination. So if your Uber is taking you to a restaurant, Google Maps will alert you to its specialties, hours of operation, and will even show you the menu with prices (where available). In addition, you'll get to see ratings, the times of day when the place is crowded, and more.

Google continues to expand the capabilities of Google Maps to take it far beyond that of a mere mapping app. With information about where you are heading at your fingerprints, and the ability to arrange transportation to that location just a couple of taps away, Google Maps will soon be the only app a traveler will need.

source: Google



1. Unordinary unregistered

If Google Maps had better public transportation in NYC then I'll switch over

2. yyuu1000

Posts: 260; Member since: Jul 26, 2012

When will they update the satellite imaging tho?

3. AlikMalix unregistered

FUN FACT: Did you guys know that the first ever google maps app was designed and made by two Apple engineers? Google didn't even have their own maps app til the end of 2008.

4. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

The first Maps app on the iPhone was powered by Google map data but wasn't Google maps at all.

5. AlikMalix unregistered

I know. I think that's what I meant. It was google maps, but the app was built by Apple. Same with YouTube app. Apple really knew what they were doing.

7. TheOracle1

Posts: 2263; Member since: May 04, 2015

Thank God Cr4pple didn't buy YouTube. They clearly didn't know what they were doing if they missed that nugget. We'd probably be paying to upload and watch videos right now.

10. AlikMalix unregistered

What the hell are you talking about?

11. TheOracle1

Posts: 2263; Member since: May 04, 2015

"Same with YouTube app. Apple really knew what they were doing." That's what I'm talking about. Since they built it they should have recognized it's value and bought it shouldn't they? How can you credit Apple for building Google maps and YouTube whilst bungling their own mapping app and then not buying YouTube without recognizing they screwed up?

8. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

I know...what happened to them ;)

9. AlikMalix unregistered

Haha, funny...

6. TheOracle1

Posts: 2263; Member since: May 04, 2015

And that's why Apple maps has become such a resounding success and adopted universally I suppose? Not a fun fact but certainly an irrelevant one that just shows how awful Cr4pple maps was.

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