Uber opens RUSH API to everybody
Uber has at this time introduced the general public launch of its UberRUSH API, letting any developer supply supply of their merchandise via Uber.
UberRush launched again in October of 2015, providing similar-day supply of things by way of the app. It was a primary courier service, with deliveries by way of each Uber automobiles and bike messengers.
In January, the corporate took it a step additional with the launch of a personal API, letting retailers bake similar-day supply proper into their apps and web sites.
These companions included Nordstroms, 1800Flowers, Google Categorical and others.
Right now, nevertheless, Uber can energy similar-day supply for nearly something because of the UberRUSH open API.
From Uber’s weblog submit:
With quite a lot of endpoints and options, the RUSH API acts as a easy answer for corporations trying to construct or streamline final-mile logistics. Now anybody can construct on-demand supply proper into an present enterprise – or dream up one thing utterly new.
To kick off the launch of the API, Uber is holding workshops the week of June 27 in Chicago, San Francisco, and New York.
Uber has been engaged on this for fairly a while.
In April of 2015, we reported on leaked paperwork that ought to a large-scale service provider supply program. This program would permit an Uber driver to select up an merchandise at a retailer and tuck it within the trunk, decide up an individual and full a fare, and drop off the unique merchandise at its last vacation spot in a single journey. Two birds, one Uber driver.
In fact, this places Uber much more squarely within the ring with Postmates, which has built-in instantly with quite a lot of retailers like Starbucks, Chipotle, and Apple. Plus, Postmates has been getting extra aggressive with non-meals retail deliveries.
Nonetheless, Uber’s community of driver companions and its highly effective logistics platform might take the on-demand financial system to an entire new degree.