Swamped by deletions, Uber moves to automate the process
by Alan Friedman / Feb 01, 2017, 11:15 AM
The result is the #DeleteUber movement that has pushed the Lyft app to fourth place on the App Store chart that measures the popularity of free apps in the store. Uber users have been deleting the app at such a rapid pace that Uber has had to automate these requests. Previously, the company had workers manually handle the deletion of each account which slowed down the entire process. The ride-sharing giant also added a password check for safety reasons.
As part of Uber's damage control, it has bared its teeth a little more with a statement about the immigration ban that says, "It’s unjust, wrong and against everything we stand for as a company." In addition, Uber is going to start a $3 million fund to help its drivers financially affected by the ban. Whether this will be enough to stop the bleeding is unknown at the moment.
We wouldn't be surprised to see many of those who deleted Uber this week, re-install the app the next time they need a ride.
Posts: 1412; Member since: Jul 06, 2014
Go to southeast Asia, they will say Uber is a saviors. Only dumb people delete Uber #firstworldproblem
posted on Feb 01, 2017, 11:40 AM 3
Posts: 696; Member since: Jan 25, 2009
Uber in my country is out of control already, they no longer check driver details, everyone can be a driver, and recently they is some gangster like Uber driver. Also the Uber now anytime surcharge, the surcharge already make it far expensive than Taxi sometimes.. Thanks Malaysia got another better alternative - Grab.
posted on Feb 02, 2017, 5:29 AM 0
Posts: 1390; Member since: Oct 05, 2014
Never used it. Never will. Not because of the Ban. Just not interested.
posted on Feb 01, 2017, 11:40 AM 5
Posts: 173; Member since: Nov 08, 2016
I wasn't either, until my flight from London came in hours late and I just wanted to get home without spending $50 on a taxi. I was in the car within 3 minutes of requesting a ride, home 15 minutes later and only spend $17. I'm sold on Uber. I'm not a boycott kinda guy.
posted on Feb 01, 2017, 1:14 PM 0
Posts: 922; Member since: Oct 18, 2011
I said the same thing - until my trip to Moscow. Taxi from the Airport to my hotel in the city center - $168 US dollars. Uber from the same hotel to the Airport - $13 US dollars. Taxi from one airport terminal around the runway to maintenance facility on the other side (about 20mins with heavy traffic) $60 US dollars. Uber - $4 US dollars. Was enough to convert me!
posted on Feb 01, 2017, 2:34 PM 0
Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015
Lol open safespaces for those people cause they are clearly hurt
posted on Feb 01, 2017, 11:41 AM 4
Posts: 109; Member since: Dec 18, 2012
I'm not. Trump supporter but I won't stop using Uber. Just because the CEO might support him or offend some people, that doesn't mean the everyday drivers should suffer when they're just trying to make a living.
posted on Feb 01, 2017, 12:49 PM 0
Posts: 62; Member since: Jul 15, 2009
When you choose to chase profits and market share at the detriment of an entire religion then this is karma at work. Uber could have said we'll cover all rides from the airport, but instead they said they'll lower prices to get all the rides. Uber has never been a company for it's drivers. They only chase profit and power. Remember God Mode that the CEO had? Karma at work.
posted on Feb 01, 2017, 1:35 PM 0
Posts: 1; Member since: Feb 01, 2017
Lol You're an idiot. Created an account just to reply to your blatant misinformation. Uber removed 'surge pricing' as not to capitalize on the protest (surge pricing means uBer makes MORE MONEY from the protests, not less). It's fine not to know what you're talking about, just don't spread that poisonous misinformation onto other 'headline only' readers.
posted on Feb 01, 2017, 2:35 PM 1
Posts: 62; Member since: Jul 15, 2009
So Uber made no money during this? Uber did not garner any press from this? You are short sighted in your view of how to run a business. They took an opportunity to push there service. Taking away surge pricing only makes their service more available during this time. You are just a simpleton and an idiot. It is ok. Inbred people like your don't think critically.
posted on Feb 01, 2017, 4:16 PM 0
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