New App Combining Tinder and Uber Probably Ill Conceived


Finally people who want to catch a taxi and have that taxi ride turn out to be a date with the driver (for some reason) can say – there’s an app for that.

Tuber, a rideshare/dating app hybrid, marketed as a combination of Uber and Tinder, has launched in Australia to a mixed reception. Initial user feedback describing the app has ranged from “unnecessary” to “highly unnecessary”.

Tuber was developed by the team at Pretty Good Applications, an Australian company that’s responsible for a range of poorly received apps including “Composed Birds”, “Temple Walk” and “Words With Enemies”.

“This one’s a real game-changer though,” says Pretty Good Applications founder/convicted felon Marc Bowie. “Basically, the way it works is you sign up for the service and if you need a ride you send a request. Then when the car shows up it turns out you’re actually on a date with the driver. It’s great!”

Tuber user Megan Parker described her first Tuber experience as horrific.

“Yeah I didn’t really understand how it worked. I just needed a ride to Glebe,” said Ms Parker. “The weirdest part was when he leaned in for a goodnight kiss. And the corsage was redundant. No, we’re not going on a second date.”

Mr Bowie remains bullish about the future of his new app, and says the half star rating displayed in the Apple Store should not discourage would-be Tubers.

“If you can’t do better than the competition just do something different,” Mr Bowie said. “And if you can’t do that just combine two ideas together. People don’t pay that much attention. That’s why alarm clocks have radios.”

Ben Squires

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