Our uber goal is to make it simpler for people to pay for goods and services while making it easier for merchants and developers to get paid. Thanks to our product and engineering teams, we are delivering an array of new products (like PayPal Beacon for example), doing just that.
Today, we are very pleased to announce that Uber is the first developer to integrate our new mobile SDK. The new mobile SDK enables developers to make the payments experience seamless for their customers by eliminating redirects and not asking them to log in every time they want to make a payment with PayPal. The new mobile SDK is easier than ever to integrate and will be generally available to the rest of our developer community in early 2014.
Enabling frictionless payment experiences is key for all of our new products, and innovation driven companies are taking notice. Companies focused on delighting their customers want to take advantage of the new PayPal capabilities, especially in mobile commerce. Uber is one of these companies. Starting today, Uber riders in France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands and the United States will have the flexibility to pay for their ride with PayPal.
It’s a natural fit. We’re transforming the way people pay for services and Uber is transforming the way people move around their cities. More than just a flexible payment option for Uber riders, those paying with PayPal will also benefit from the security that PayPal provides.
Similar to our amazing international growth, Uber is steadily expanding on a global scale. Working together, we are able to help expand Uber’s global reach and provide an easier way for consumers to experience their first Uber ride. In countries where credit card use is not as prevalent, the ability to pay with PayPal is a big win for consumers.
Speaking of a win for consumers – we have decided to sweeten the pot a bit. Until Nov. 28, any Uber user who pays for their ride with PayPal will receive $15 or €15 off (excluding uberTAXI)*. If you haven’t already, download the Uber app for iOS or Android and add PayPal in a couple of clicks. Enjoy the ride!
Are you a developer, like what you see and would like to take advantage of our new SDK for your app? If you would like to get more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. You can expect our new mobile SDK to be available in early 2014!
*Terms and conditions apply. See website for details.