Uber Is Letting Apps Do More With Your Trip Data
"Trip Experiences" will let third-party apps customize your ride, though it might also open the door for annoying ads.By Samantha Crook | January 13, 2016
Uber is letting app developers do more stuff with your ride data — if you let them. (Video via Uber)
On Tuesday, the ride-hailing company announced "Trip Experiences," a feature that lets app developers use information about your Uber excursion to give you more specific offers.
Those features could include a playlists that last the length of your trip, brief news updates, offers from the restaurant you're headed to or prompts to control your home's thermostat if you have smart-home technoloogy.