- UberEats is a food delivery service already available in over 50 cities.
- It is a separate app to handle food delivery.
- The service is ready to make its Indian debut soon.
Uber will release a standalone app, separate from the taxi hailing one, which will let you place on-demand food orders. Uber claims that the new app will be on similar lines as the taxi aggregator app for smooth live tracking and delivery of food.
UberEats was launched as a pilot project in San Francisco back in 2014. In India, the company plans to launch its service in about six cities.
Allen Penn, Asia Pacific’s head of UberEATS, said, “I am incredibly excited about bringing UberEATS to India. This is a significant investment, it spans multiple cities and regions, and it has the potential to change the food industry – with the push of a button – in one of the most vibrant food cultures in the world.”
The food tech industry suffered as the funding slowed down. In fact, it couldn't really take off, probably owing to sustainability, considering logistics and other factors. Last year Ola had also started its in-app food delivery service called Ola Cafe, but tough competition compelled it to shut down the service just a year later.
While Uber's service will ensure you have one more option for food delivery, it will also pave way for more jobs.
Last Updated 31, Mar 2018, 6:34 PM IST