Top 5 Must-Have Apps for Uber and Private Hire Drivers

Top 5 Must-Have Apps for Uber and Private Hire Drivers

Aside from your vehicle, a private hire driver’s essential asset is their mobile phone. From logging on to start your day, to accepting rides and getting paid – it all happens on your phone. 

Apps exist to make our lives easier and more convenient. We look at the top 5 apps for Uber and private hire drivers, and why they’re a must-have. 

Uber driver app

The most essential app for any Uber driver is the Uber app. 

This is the hub where you’ll confirm and accept rides and keep track of your driver rating. 

The app sends drivers alerts during peak times and Uber will tell you where the highest passenger demand is and how to get there.

Set an earnings goal and track your progress, review your ratings from passengers, and give them a review in return.  

The app is also the best way to keep up with the latest news from Uber, and it’ll alert you of changes to the platform in real-time. 

Learn more about the Uber driver app here

Available on IOS & Android stores. 

Uber app


Waze is a journey-mapping app similar to Google or Apple Maps. The difference is that other drivers contribute to Waze, adding information like items on the road, vehicles on the hard shoulder and potential incidents affecting journey times. 

Waze is great because it gives drivers real-time information about their journey, so you can plan efficiently and react quickly. 

Learn more about Waze and use their live map

Available on iOS & Android

Petrol Prices

Petrol Prices is an app that compares petrol prices in your local area.

According to them, the average user of their app saves £200 a year in fuel costs. 

Prices are added by the garages themselves, or by drivers who also contribute. 

Fuel is one of the biggest expenses for a private hire driver, but this app can help you save a few pounds when filling up. 


From your favourite artists to podcasts and audiobooks in one handy place, Spotify is a brilliant companion for drivers.

Choose from a free service with ads, or pay for Premium with no ads.

Curate playlists for your drives with access to millions of songs available for online and offline playing. 

Available on iOS & Android

Try Spotify for free

Uber Eats/Deliveroo/Just Eat

Delivering for one of the major fast food delivery platforms is a good way of making extra cash in between rides. 

Plus, if you’re insured with INSHUR you’re automatically covered for fast food delivery. 

Delivery can be a great way of getting to know your local area, especially if you’re a new driver. 

Sign for Uber Eats, Deliveroo or Just Eat

Available on iOs & Android

food delivery apps

Bonus – ZapMap

ZapMap is handy for drivers of electric vehicles or plug-in hybrids. 

Almost 1 million drivers use ZapMap to plan their journeys and find their nearest charge point location. 

You’ll always be able to find somewhere to plug in when using the app, with the widest coverage across the UK. 

Available on iOS & Android

Discover more from ZapMap here

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