Reports launched by MSPoweruser, suggest that Uber has dropped support for its Windows 10 app. Months ago the PC and desktop app started showing issues, thousands of reviews claim that the app is hardly functional and cannot pinpoint the pickup location on the map anymore. Though the Uber Windows 10 app is still there in the store it can be downloaded, it will be hard to function due to a back-end change and lack of the corresponding update on Windows 10 and 10 Mobile, making the app unusable.
On the stop of Uber’s Cortana, Uber has confirmed,
Yes, we’re no longer supporting app on Windows. You can use Uber with the following smart devices instead:
-iPhone (iOS 7 or newer)
-Android (Jelly Bean or newer)
In 2013 ridesharing company Uber launched its app for Windows Phone devices, but within a short period had to remove it followed by complaints from users claiming that it’s nothing more than a web wrapper for the firm’s site. Later in 2014, it launched an official Windows Phone 8/8.1 app which was complimented by many. Then in 2015, it came up with a new app for Windows 10 Mobile and PCs which leveraged the powers of Microsoft’s Universal Windows Platform (UWP) and Cortana. The staunch supporter of Microsoft’s mobile changes today as it stops supporting for Windows 10 app.
It’s no surprise that Uber has dropped support for the Windows 10 app as according to the state of Windows 10 Mobile it restricts the need for a UWP based phone app. In this evolutionary period of technology, Microsoft’s involvement with the PWA evolution is something to watch out for. PWAs are put in the store first by the Microsoft Company. Research shows that around 25% of users in the USA never touch a PC on an average day, depending completely on their smartphone for their computing needs. The lack of important apps on the desktop would lead users to reach for iPhone or Android phone even when sitting right front of their desktop.