Uber quietly ended enhance for Apple Watch past due remaining 12 months, forcing customers to as a substitute succeed in for his or her telephone to hail a trip.
Regardless of Monday’s document by means of MacRumors—showed by means of Uber’s Lend a hand web page—the wearable platform (as of press time) stays to be had for obtain from the App Retailer, yet most effective presentations a message encouraging other people to “transfer to the cell app.”
“Please transfer to the Uber cell app. We now not [support] the Apple Watch app. Sorry for the inconvenience,” the notification stated, adopted by means of a sad-but-relieved emoji. Uber didn’t in an instant reply to PCMag’s request for remark. In line with Ars Technica, the corporate up to date its Lend a hand web page on Tuesday to replicate the trade.
A number of the first Apple Watch App Retailer listings in 2015, Uber’s barebones app allowed customers to request a automotive at once from their wrist—with the added bonus that in case your wearable has a mobile connection, it is advisable depart your iPhone at house and nonetheless catch a trip.
However the app lacked the similar bells and whistles of its smartphone sibling, like get entry to to uberPOOL, fare splitting, ETA sharing, and driving force conversation, which most likely resulted in its eventual death. Rival Lyft in 2018 dropped Apple Watch in a in a similar way silent transfer. The ride-hailing company introduced no clarification, yet joined a number of different primary corporations like Twitter, Amazon, eBay, and Instagram in pulling their watchOS app. Uber additionally ended enhance for Google’s WearOS platform in 2019, The Verge famous.