Uber and its Lyft competitor, Lyft, have announced new ridesharing apps in the US and Canada that can make it easy for users to get a ride, without the need for a smartphone.
Both apps will be available on both iOS and Android devices, and are being offered on the same platforms as existing ride-hailing services like Uber, Lyft and Sidecar.
The new apps are called Ride, and they offer a way to hail a ride from a public transit location, a bus, a taxi or a carpool vehicle.
Ride will be supported by both Uber and a company called the Ride-hail Alliance, which provides an interface to make it easier for drivers to make rides, like when you’re out for a walk or a bike ride.
“The Ride app enables users to hail and place a ride for free using the iPhone or Android device of their choice,” Uber wrote on its website.
“If they’re not in a transit location that is convenient, users can also book a ride using their smartphone or other connected device.”
Users will also be able to pay for rides, and will have the option of getting a ride by credit card or debit card.
Users will be able also book rides by phone and text, and can tap a fare, tap a payment, and tap “call ahead.”
Riders will also have the ability to share a ride via text message.
There’s no word yet on pricing for Ride.
Ride is available in the United States and Canada and is available for iOS and on Android devices.
The company is also looking to bring ride-sharing services to more countries in the future.
Uber has long offered a ride-share service called UberEats in the UK, but it’s been a long time since there was a company like Ride that offered the same service in the country.
Lyft announced that it is bringing the ride-service model to the United Kingdom, and is looking to expand in the near future.