Here's how Uber Lite app makes travelling easy; you can download it using less than 5MB
Uber Lite has been built in India and introduced to the world with a simple version of the rider app that saves space, works on any network, and on any Android phone.
After launching a new teaser with its first Indian brand ambassador Virat Kohli, the taxi service app Uber took another step by launching a new application called Uber Lite which makes travelling even more easy for customers. Uber Lite has been built in India and introduced to the world with a simple version of the rider app that saves space, works on any network, and on any Android phone. Uber said, "We continue to see exponential growth outside of the U.S., and are thinking a lot about about building for the next hundreds of millions of riders who we hope will choose Uber to get around."
Uber Lite takes less than 5MB to download (that's equivalent to just 3 selfies). A smaller app frees up space for actual selfies and other apps. And, with a 300-millisecond response time (literally the blink of the eye), the booking process is fast even in low connectivity.
Uber Lite keeps the core functionality of our rider app, and has many of its existing features like in-app support and the ability to share your trip with friends and family.
But with a reimagined interface, it was designed to make booking rides easier and quicker in spotty connectivity and slower than average internet speeds, on basic Android phones.
Here’s how Uber Lite helps your cab travelling very easy and flexible, mentioned on Uber website.
Uber Lite guides users through the request experience by detecting their current location, so minimal typing is required. If it can’t detect your location because of GPS or network issues, it will surface popular pickup points nearby from you to choose from.
Tap over type
Uber Lite makes picking your destination as easy as a tap of a button. The app caches the city’s top places so that even when you are offline, no network is needed for them to surface. And the more you use Uber Lite, the smarter the app gets, learning where you go most often and surfacing those options for you to tap first, so you don’t have to type your destination every time.
Maps only when you want them
To keep the app light and fast, maps in Uber Lite are optional, but available with just a tap if you want them. And coming soon, a progress bar helps users follow the driver’s progress should you opt to not load the map.
However, this is just the beginning for Uber Lite, the company while launching said, “We’re adding updates soon like the ability for riders to choose their preferred language for the app during sign up, and request a ride even when they are offline.”