A lightweight version of the app for less powerful smartphones.
Popular ride-hailing service Uber has just introduced a lightweight version of its app that’s designed to work with slower connections and less powerful smartphones. Uber Lite comes in at only 5 MB, and the simplified interface means it will run faster and will consume lesser data. It will be available in English and Arabic and some of the features can even function without an internet connection.
Uber Lite can also guide the user in requesting a ride just in case the GPS signal is weak. You can pinpoint exactly where you would want to be picked using the map or if the connection is slow you can always opt to choose a landmark. The rest of the features found on the flagship Uber app is still present on Uber Lite.
Available for entry-level Android smartphones that use typically 1-2 GB of RAM, Uber Lite won’t haggle system resources which would be a pain if you install the flagship app.
Uber Lite just went live in UAE and Saudi Arabia and joins Pakistan, Qatar, Lebanon, Bahrain, and Tanzania.
Uber Lite joins the plethora of ‘Lite’ apps that Google has introduced so users of entry-level devices can still enjoy the core functionality of the apps without slowing down their systems.