A new update to the Uber app for Android and iOS, along with a cloud-side update, has brought a new spotlight feature to the app. Designed to help your driver locate you in a dark area or a crowded area, the update gives you the ability to hold up your phone and have your screen be a solid color that uniquely identifies you to your driver.
In addition, the car sharing service is now guaranteeing pickup times if you schedule a ride. For example, if you schedule a ride for the afternoon to take you to the airport, you are given a guarantee time of when your driver will arrive. If they don’t arrive by that time, you are credited $10 towards your next ride.