Uber’s Web App

This is kind of amazing — it’s the full Uber app running as a web app. Really well done. I discovered this via this Designer News comment from Brock Whitten; he’s under the impression that this is what the Uber mobile app is using behind the scenes, that the mobile app is just a thin webview wrapper around this mobile web app. It might be for some platforms, but I don’t think that’s true for iOS — there are a lot of little things that are subtly different between the iPhone app and this website, even when running on an iPhone.

Wednesday, 5 November 2014