A shining example for ambitious tech start-ups everywhere, Uber can be credited for transforming an entire industry with a single app. Further explanations are probably superfluous, but Uber is an American originated, international transportation network company. It develops, markets and operates mobile apps which connect consumers to drivers. Uber uses GPS to detect your location and before you know it, you are connected to the nearest available taxi driver which brings you to your favorite locations.
Connecting the dots
On a snowy Paris evening in 2008, Travis Kalanick and Garrett Camp had trouble hailing a cab. That’s when the idea was born: tap a button, get a ride. From its founding in 2009 to product launches in hundreds of cities today, Uber’s increasing global presence brings people and their cities closer together. Expansion doesn’t have to be geographical – a recent expansion was into the on-demand meal delivery service. UberEATS is powered by the same technology and available in selected cities around the world. Uber makes cities more accessible for real people and creates more business for drivers.