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Building a Real-time Earnings Tracker into Uber’s New Driver App

What began as a means of showing Uber's driver-partners their real-time earnings quickly became an extensible means of communicating not just earnings, but also incentives and other useful information within our new driver app.
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Architecting a Safe, Scalable, and Server-Driven Platform for Driver Preferences with RIBs

Our driver app's new server-driven preferences section enables driver-partners to customize their experiences to make the app better fit into their lives.
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Engineering Uber Beacon: Matching Riders and Drivers in 24-bit RGB Colors

In our ongoing series about rewriting the Uber driver app, engineer Kevin Babcock explains how we built the connection between the app and the Uber Beacon device, which displays a color remotely selected through a rider's app.
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Building a Scalable and Reliable Map Interface for Drivers

In our ongoing series about rewriting the Uber driver app, engineer Chris Haugli explains how we designed the map display to be resilient, and always show the most useful information.
How to Ship an App Rewrite Without Risking Your Entire Business

How to Ship an App Rewrite Without Risking Your Entire Business

Rather than shipping out our new driver app as a simple update to Android phones, Uber engineers delivered a dual binary package, enabling a safe and structured rollout of the new app while maintaining support for the previous version.
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Scaling Cash Payments in Uber Eats

Uber's new driver app leverages its offline mode along with a cash-drop system organized around restaurants so that Uber Eats customers can pay for deliveries with cash.
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How Uber’s New Driver App Overcomes Network Lag

In our continuing series about building our new driver app, Uber engineers discuss building its Optimistic Mode feature, which lets the app continue functioning while traversing network lag areas.
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Architecting Uber’s New Driver App in RIBs

In our continuing series about building our new driver app, Uber engineers discuss designing the architecture of the mobile app using RIBs, our open source mobile development framework.
Why We Decided to Rewrite Uber's Driver App

Why We Decided to Rewrite Uber’s Driver App

Uber engineers outline how we came to the resource-intensive decision to rewrite, rather than migrate or update, our driver app.

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