Uber launches ‘Lite’ version of app in SA - Can identify location through nearby landmarks instead of GPS
Internet ride-hailing company Uber has introduced a “Lite” version of its smartphone app in South Africa, aimed at users in bandwidth-constrained environments.
The app, which is only available for Android smartphones, is “designed to make booking rides easier in low connectivity (scenarios) and (where there are) slower than average Internet speeds, and works with limited data plans”, Uber said in a statement on Thursday.
Uber Lite is just 5MB in size, it said.
“If it can’t detect your location because of GPS or network issues, it guides you to choose popular landmarks nearby (which is how most people in South Africa communicate their location).”
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