Malaysians using the Zomato mobile application can now book for a Uber ride within the app itself. Zomato said it will bring the seamless Uber experience to the Zomato app, enabling users in Kuala Lumpur, Petaling Jaya, Subang, Puchong and Shah Alam to book rides to their favourite restaurants and nightlife venues.
Zomato is a restaurant discovery and food ordering app which was launched in Malaysia in October last year. It has presence in over 22 countries including India, Australia, Philippines and the United States. On the other hand, Uber is a smartphone app that connects riders with drivers for on-demand transportation.
Once a user has found a place to dine at or have drinks at using the Zomato app, a single tap on the Uber button on the restaurant page will allow one to find the nearest Uber. In addition to seeing the estimated fare and how long it will take for the Uber to arrive, one will also be able to choose the Uber service that best suits one’s need. A valid Uber account is required to use the Uber service.
The Zomato app in Malaysia covers over 12,000 restaurants in Kuala Lumpur, Petaling Jaya and Subang Jaya regions and is available on web and mobile.
The new feature has already been made available to Zomato users in 30+ cities across 13 countries; namely – India, Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom, South Africa, Indonesia, New Zealand, The Philippines, Portugal, Qatar, Turkey, UAE, and the United States.
Eddy Han, AVP Operations – Malaysia Zomato, said, “We’re constantly looking for ways to make every meal, for everyone, a great experience. We are focused on providing a holistic dining experience to the end user by helping them discover restaurants, book a table, order online, book a ride and more. This partnership makes eating out more convenient in Malaysia with the Zomato app connecting to Uber services seamlessly.”
Leon Foong, General Manager – Uber Malaysia, said “This is an exciting partnership that is built on our vision of celebrating cities and helping residents and visitors get around safely and reliably at the push of a button. Our API integration with Zomato has been widely successful in other markets since it’s launch last year and we’re thrilled to roll this out for riders and diners in Malaysia today.”