blog Following the launch of next-generation taxi service Uber in Sydney in late October last year, the US startup has now announced that it has launched quietly in Melbourne. From the company’s blog:
“Secret Ubers are now testing in Melbourne! When you’re out on the town, coming home, or anywhere in between, Uber can take you there in convenience and style.
While we’re in “test mode”, you can request an Uber, but be aware that availability will be limited until our official launch. If you’re one of the lucky few that’s able to grab an Uber, make sure you shoot us heaps of feedback on your experience so that we can make our Melbourne launch classier than a Toorak dinner party. Just download the app for Android or iPhone, or go to m.uber.com, and if you can catch a Secret Uber, your driver will be on their way. If you’ve got any issues, suggestions, high fives or feedback, you can chat with us at firstname.lastname@example.org or chuck us a tweet @Uber_Melbourne.”
I haven’t caught an Uber car in Sydney yet, but hopefully I’ll get around to it shortly. However, Gizmodo has posted a fairly comprehensive review of the Sydney launch of the service here, with the various ups and downs listed, noting that while the service is “fantastic”, it still has its issues. Have you used Uber? Post your thoughts in the comments below.
Image credit: Screenshots of Uber app