We were two Pearson High School learners stuck at home in Bluewater Bay, Port Elizabeth, on a windy Wednesday afternoon and in dire need of transport in order to attend the 2016 Sasol Solar Challenge competition that rolled into town on the same day at Kings Beach. I was supposed to hand in my school’s submission into the competition; what were we to do?
That is when I thought of Uber – the taxi hailing app. Having heard a lot about how “it’s fast”, “it’s easy to use” and the classic “it’s better than walking,” I decided to give the app a go.
After downloading the very simple, straight-forward Uber App onto my phone, I urgently proceeded following the on-screen instructions.
Immediately after asking for you to enable your location services, it welcomes you with the Uber logo and providing you with the option to register or sign in. I – never having had an uber account before – clicked the register tab.
Right away, the majority of my information was filled in thanks to my Samsung’s Google+ App (you have the option of registering with Google+ or Facebook). After typing in your name, e-mail address and phone number; you then create a pasword of your choice…Wait!! Tread lightly on your sensitive Android screens as there is no verification entry to re-enter your created