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Uber - the future of taxi transport

I haven't written a blog post in a while, but wanted to share a positive experience with Uber, which is, in essence, a mobile-app for booking and paying for a taxi ride (with a few differences that I'll list below). This type of app is not the first, there are notable others, but it does appear to be gaining some popularity recently, and for good reason!

The best way to explain it is to describe a simple scenario: you want to book a taxi to take you to the airport, and you just heard about Uber so want to give it a try.

Download the Uber app for your Android or iOS phone.Create an account with your email, and register a credit-card.The app allows you to use your phone's camera to 'scan' your card, which automatically fills in the credit-card number. All you have to do is verify it's correct, enter the expiry date, and you're done.Now the app shows you a map with your current location, and an estimate of how long it will take for a taxi to get to your locatio…