Uber update drops compatibility with Apple maps extensions and siri integration.

An update to Uber for iPhone, dated January 22, has nixed integration with Siri and Apple Maps. As evidenced in the screenshots and on Reddit, choosing directions in Maps no longer shows Uber as a supported ride-sharing option for those who have the app installed on their phone. Having tested this on both iOS 11.2.5 and the latest beta of iOS 11.3, I can confirm that Uber’s integration with Maps is currently nonexistent. Moreover, the ride-sharing app is no longer listed as an option underneath the Ride Booking Extensions heading in Settings → Maps. This has been happening since Uber’s version 3.282.10000 update. As you can see for yourself, I can easily enable or disable Lyft’s ride-booking extension in Settings so Uber’s disappearance from Maps has nothing to do with iOS itself. Table-booking Maps extensions such as Yelp and OpenTable are working as expected. In addition, the ability to request an Uber through Siri has been pulled, too. Requesting an Uber through the smart assistant now yields a message ”I’m sorry, Uber hasn’t set that up with me yet”. Likewise, the option to use the app with Siri is nowhere to be found in Settings → Uber. On a somewhat similar note, we reported earlier this morning that Slack is now the latest major service to drop a standalone Apple Watch app from its most recent update. Uber is available for free on App Store.

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