Transport on-demand service Uber started up a Play Store beta program a few weeks ago to test a big change. Today that version 3.0 redesign is live in the Play Store for everyone to enjoy. It looks like a nice visual improvement, but the changelog doesn't mention any new features in particular.

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The new app has a proper slide-out navigation bar, some card-like elements, and a somewhat more refined layout. It's not a dramatic departure, but Uber says everything running behind the scenes has been rewritten to be faster and more accurate. There are some screens from the old version at the bottom.

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The beta release was a little crashy, but hopefully that's been worked out in the stable build. Uber is free to download and you get a little account credit on your first ride.

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The old version

Uber - Request a ride
Uber - Request a ride