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!