So the service is great, what about the actual app? All I can say is that from the moment I first launched it, I was impressed. Registration is quick and easy, and the entire process of setting up and requesting a ride takes less than five minutes, great for first time users. It also looks amazing and you can see that a lot of work has gone into making sure that the quality of the service is foreshadowed with the app experience. The speed of the app will always be determined by your mobile operator’s coverage in the area but I tested with one bar (or dot, in iOS 7) and it worked perfectly, even the little black car navigating towards my point on the map moved perfectly.
Verdict: All in all – if you’re looking to hit the town in style, and not end up in prison or as a human-trafficking statistic, I highly recommend Uber. Plus, if you register with the promo code “burnmedia” you’ll get R100 off your next two rides.