iOS: Uber is great for finding a ride when you need it. And if you want to schedule a car in advance, TaxiLater lets you do just that: set a pickup time and location in the future. Once you download the app, log in with your Uber account, then select your time, location and car type. Once you submit requests, you can manage them from the app at any time and cancel your ride if necessary (just swipe left and hit delete).
The app's developer, Joshua Meier, says TaxiLater doesn't store your Uber information. Instead, it uses the Uber API to get an access token, keeping your actions private and secure. There are also no additional charges for using the app, aside from the standard Uber rate, of course. Meier says he currently doesn't make money with the app. He told us:
I built TaxiLater because I knew it was a much needed feature that could be useful for so many people. I wanted anyone to be able to use it.
You can set your request for days in the future, but keep in mind — Uber is testing charging customers for being late, and though Australia isn't one of the testing grounds, you should still make sure to keep track of your requests within the app.
Meier is an independent developer, and for now, the app is only available on iOS, but he says an Android version is in the works, along with additional features for the app in general. To try it out for yourself, head to the link below.
TaxiLater [Apple Store]