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Uber can now be Integrated with Calendar to automatically set destinations

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Uber is all set to make your riding experiences even better with its service. Its latest calendar integration released on Wednesday, will convert your listed addresses for meetings, parties, flights and other events into destinations. This feature will be accessible by users round the globe in the next few weeks.

The California based transportation network company seeks trip requests from smartphone users and prompts Uber drivers closest to the users  location to reach them, and take them to their desired destination. Available in 545 cities across 66 countries worldwide, Uber service has revolutionized the transportation market.

This feature is an an addition to Uber’s refurbished app from the late December, which allowed also their customers to set people, not places, as destinations.

In a blog post about this new program, Uber Associate Product Manager Miraj Rahematpura stated;

When you’ve got to be somewhere, every minute counts. And digging to find an address, then copying and pasting it into the Uber app doesn’t get you there any faster. Starting today, we’ll save you the hassle with the rollout of our new Calendar Shortcuts.

The bottom right corner of your Uber app will house shortcuts of events from your calendar, once you are connected. If the events happen to have  a listed address, that address can be set as the destination by clicking the shortcut. This feature is sure to make the task of setting destinations much simpler and easier. Once integrated with your calendar, you are free of the extra efforts of booking a cab for important events and can run through the process of putting down the address.

The move is in keeping with Uber’s policy of shaving off minutes from the ride booking process and making it as short as possible.

The integration is however, confined to the iOS. However, the company has promised to release it for Android very  soon. Also, for the time being, it will only work with the standard iOS calendar app, and not  other tertiary calender apps.


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