Since almost a year ago, Google Maps provides you with order a taxi, a über or other similar services, directly from your application. To find a route between a point A and B, between options such as walking, go by car or by public transport should show you an icon to order a taxi.
Services available depend on the availability in the area and of the various agreements with Google (for example, in Madrid are über, mytaxi and Hailo), but so far Google Maps simply made you link: it showed you a price and a distance of approximately, and you should complete the task in the application of shift (the Uber, Hailo, etc.). Now Google has given a twist to the system, allowing you order your transport directly from Google Maps.
Everything in Google Maps
As you can see in the video of earlier filing, the entire process from start to finish takes place within Google Maps. Choose origin and destination, the service that you want to use and Google asks a taxi (or a Uber) for you. Once the service has been accepted you can even see the the driver information to be able to call you by phone.
The old integration (left) and new (right)
During the trip, also shows information about your journey, so that in the future you can even ask yourself if you need to have installed the Uber official application or with Google Maps you already have more than enough.
That Yes, although Google has just announced this incredible über integration and other services directly on Google Maps, its activation to different users around the world seems to be being once again by areas. Therefore, it is very likely that you keep seeing the old interface outside the United States, and vice versa. In any case, the easiest way to find out is find a route and go to the taxi tab.
Maps: Navigation and Transitovaria according to the device
- Developer: Google Inc.
- Download it in: Google Play
- Price: Free
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