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There's an app from Charmin you can grab for your phone called SitOoSquat that lists public restrooms available around you with hours of operation.
It is; SitOrSquat
It just didn't take off to get into the mass populace. The difference in my app would start as more oriented toward women, since women are more inclined to sit and have to be around used hygiene products left out. Proof being in the ask reddit threads about restrooms, there seems to be a unanimous "women's bathrooms are filthy, shit on the walls, bloody tampons, pee everywhere, etc." So I'm sure my gal pals will certainly use the app and spread it around by word of mouth.
Charmin has one that works well. It is called "Sit or Squat".
Hope everything comes out ok.
Check out SitorSquat, doesn't answer all your needs but has a good bit of info.
Linkme: Sit or Squat
Hm, linkme got it wrong. Here's the link [link]
The app has been done [link]
There's an app called sit or squat. On the play store.
So far it's been spot on
SitorSquat: find a bathroom when you need a break! Android iPhone
FlightAware: for drivers that can pick up at airports, this app can tell you if flights are arriving anytime soon. Helpful to know how long until you may receive a ping. Android iPhone
Automateit: you can set up shortcuts with this app to send "I've arrived" texts to your PAX. Saves you from having to copy/paste every time. Android only
lol... reached the character limit. Here's a few more.
Where should passengers sit? Do I have to talk to them? Should I offer water/gum/etc?
These are all personal preference. Let the PAX sit wherever they want. If you want to 'encourage' this by popping a door for them, by all means do so. Talking to them is optional, but at a minimum you should greet them and confirm their destination address. It's up to you to determine if they want to be chatted with; some PAX shut up and play with their phones, while others never shut up. Water and gum are very optional, most UberX drivers have stopped offering it since it cuts into their earnings and encourages trash/spills in the car.
Useful apps for newbies:
Automateit: you can set up shortcuts with this app to send "I've arrived" texts to your PAX. Saves you from having to copy/paste every time. Android only [iPhone - unknown, suggest an alternative!]
Uber (Passenger App): Useful to see if you're sitting in the same spot as 10 other drivers, so you can move to a better location. Android iPhone
Lyft: just kidding.
What is the Safe Rider Fee I see added/removed on my statement?
The SRF, from the Uber site, is for: "Federal, state and local background checks, regular motor vehicle screenings, driver safety education, current and future development of safety features in the app, and more." This is often a hot topic in this sub because a "$4 minimum fare" really means a $3 minimum for the driver, which Uber then takes 20% out of.
What's a referral code, how do I get one? Can I post mine here?
There are two types of referral codes with Uber: Passenger codes, and Driver codes.
Driver referral codes are to hand out to anyone interested in becoming a new driver. If they get accepted and take a few rides (10-30 in different markets), both the referrer and the reffer-ee will receive a bonus. Amounts of the bonus also vary by market, but are usually at least $100.
Passenger codes can and should be given to anyone who has never used Uber, or to any first-time-riders you may pick up. It will get them their ride for free if they enter it in the app before the trip ends (this may change; some drivers report that it only works prior to requesting the ride). It will also give the referrer a free ride that they can redeem within 90 days.
It's helpful to note that some drivers have the same code for both driver and passenger referrals. This can happen if you've signed up to be a driver and a PAX using the same phone number and email. In this case, your driver code will give passengers a free ride, and should give you a $5 referral bonus instead of a free ride. If you give this code to a new driver, it will still work the same way and you will both receive the new-driver bonus.
Do not post your codes in this sub. It will cause your post to be removed, and repeated offenses can lead to a ban. If you want to offer your code to a reader via PM, this is fine.
These are currently the different 'levels' that Uber offers, and may vary by market. UberX is what the majority of drivers in this sub drive for, as they have the least strict requirements and it is also the most popular platform for requests because it offers the cheapest rates for PAX.
XL is only available to drivers with vehicles that can seat 7+ passengers.
Select/Plus is only available to drivers with cars that are on the Uber-approved "select" list. You'll have to google for "uber select vehicle list" to see what applies in your market. Leather interior + 4dr is a minimum must-have.
Black is Uber's 'luxury' service. This is only for licensed livery drivers, and only for certain vehicles. Again, google to see if you meet these requirements as a driver.
UberPool is also only available in limited markets. This is essentially a carpool service where you can pick up several passengers along a route. It is not a vehicle requirement, just a fare rate offering.
Charmin (the company) made something like this. Not good at reviews though: [link]
For android, Sit or Squat
Been done: [link]
Charmin did it!
Also for iPhone.