NoSurge – Avoid Surge on Android, iOS, and Windows

NoSurge Screenshot (SurgeProtector Alternative for Android)

I started my first foray into Android application development by creaing “NoSurge”, an app that allows users to look nearby for places that will be cheaper to hail an Uber during surge pricing. You can find NoSurge on the Google Play Store here. You can also find it on the Amazon App Store, the iTunes App Store, and the Windows Store.

This app is really just a WebView of a site I built using Node.JS and socket.io, though deep linking and passing intents to the Uber app when I first made my website frontend did not work on Chrome for Android. I thus had to use a WebView app to manually pass the pickup location to the Uber App in order for this idea to work. I’m happy with the app as is (though it’s GUI is nothing fancy), though I will definitely invest more development time in it if and when it picks up.

Please check out the Google Play store to try out my app, and let me know any feedback you have!

Update: The app back-end is now written in Python and deployed on Google App Engine. I also have since made a similar app called NoPrimeTime that does the same thing, only for Lyft!

  4 comments for “NoSurge – Avoid Surge on Android, iOS, and Windows

  1. John
    June 7, 2015 at 11:42 am

    Hi, I use your app all the time, it’s great thanks. However, for the past few days (maybe longer) I’ve noticed your app is no longer working. Any idea why, and when it will be back up? Thanks again!

    • Brendan
      June 7, 2015 at 4:26 pm

      Hi,

      Thanks for the heads up. I’ve restarted my server, was on a vacation in Brazil and haven’t paid attention to my log files. Thanks for the comment, and its now working, though I will have to find a more permanent, automated solution to deal with downtime as load increases!

      Brendan

  2. Steve
    April 25, 2017 at 12:18 am

    Hello!,
    I’ve been using the NoSurge app. I just upgraded my phone and need to reinstall. Did not find the app listed on google play any longer. Is it possible to download from a mirror location? btw the No Prime Time is still listed for download.
    Thanks,

    a big fan of your work

    • Brendan
      May 5, 2017 at 1:13 am

      Uber must not like the app because they made Google take it down for having “Avoid Uber Surge” in the name!

      Luckily I’ve reuploaded the app, and you can find it here, exactly the same as the last version, just without “Uber” in the title 😉

      https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=me.nosurge.basic

      Thanks for using it!

      Brendan

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