UBER gets integration with Snapchat and trips to friends

UBER application has been pretty stagnant in the first half and began to receive many new features after the transition to the new interface, easier to use. Before the end of 2016, the company wants to offer users several new capabilities and reach than social media related functions geolocation friends and exclusive filters that you can use Snapchat on only during a race with a car UBER.

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From now you can enter the destination address for a friend geolocation race. In the field of destination is the option to request GPS coordinates of friends. The request is made in advance through contacts saved in the phone and synchronized with UBER application. Once the person accepts the request for location, the address is automatically changed in the Uber app. Of course, the app does not track the person, the address set once and can not be changed without manual or a new application localization.

 

The second new feature is the integration with the Uber app Snapchat. During a race, the application will offer the ability to access several new filters themed UBER. They are available five minutes after activation and can offer useful information such as estimated time to destination and other such details.

Snaphack has enriched the “arsenal” filter with a filter that is already feeling: filter altitude. The new filter joins the wide range, among which filters speed, temperature, time, and battery level, as components dynamic application filters that displays real-time information, suitable for the work that it takes user.vzxcasdvae

The new filter is available along with other dynamic filters. Like existing filters, altitude will be overwritten and will change depending on the user’s location.

Note that the user can apply one filter on the picture. Picture can be “improved” using up to three different filters, each different category of filters.

Federal Trade Commission, which announced the agreement Thursday accused Snapchat that deceive their users about the ephemeral nature of “snaps” s published (photos, video messages, text messages), which is supposed to “disappear forever “in less than 10 seconds.

Snapchat especially neglected to inform users about the fact that “snaps” URLs can be saved indefinitely, using other applications.

This service for smart phones has become very popular after its launch in September 2011. But its success has generated many concerns because the application can offer teenagers a false sense of security when publishing their photos.

The FTC charged that Snapchat and collected without announce his contacts from address books to its users possessing an iPhone, an iPad or an iPod.

It complains same American institution that has failed to secure enough service “Find a Friend”, which allowed cyber pirates for access to its database and thus steal names and phone numbers from 4.6 million users.


“If a company sells a service based on security and privacy, it is crucial to its promises,” said FTC director, Edith Ramirez, in a press release. No fine was raised, but Snapchat could be subject to financial penalties if it does not comply with the terms of this agreement, the FTC says.

Snapchat promised in a statement that it will respond to the issues raised by the FTC and said it had already solved many of these problems. Snapchat ensures its users that it will continue to invest heavily in security systems and technical means to prevent the perpetration of abuses.