Uber start large development team in Amsterdam – update




Uber, a group of Dutch developers attached to it that will make mobile apps for the company. The intention is to expand the number of developers considerably. At the same time controversial UberPop service from Thursday is also available in Rotterdam and The Hague.

It is about ten developers and designers who work from Amsterdam to Uber, led by Jelle Prins, which is connected since 2009 Uber. The employees are coming from the company Moop, but there would be no question of a takeover. It is developers who already the Spotify integration into the Uber app accounted for.

In addition, there would be uber-American employees to Amsterdam, where an office Uber is established and the team would have to double in numbers every year, following an increase of 30 to 40 men in the coming months. The news simultaneously by the FD and iculture brought out and Uber would bring the news Thursday morning officially out.

The message appears at the same time as UberPop to Rotterdam and The Hague comes. That service was already available in Amsterdam and is under fire in the Netherlands and other countries. Users can taxi rides with delivery of ordinary individuals who make available therefor their car.

The Environment and Transport Inspectorate considers the service as’ illegal snorder service “and suggests that drivers must adhere to the same rules as regular taxis. Four drivers have all fines received and there is a demand to stop at Uber with UberPop. Monday is a lawsuit about it.

Update, 8:25: “An important part of the development will take place in the Netherlands,” says Jelle Prins against Tweakers. Additionally remains the largest part of the development take place in San Francisco, where the headquarters of Uber 700 people work. “It’s in the Netherlands soon to major projects such as the Spotify integration and projects in the field of cooperation and the core rider experience.”

His team goes to work at a building in the Vijzelstraat in Amsterdam, where Uber has just moved to. “There are now 50 to 60 people to work, but in January we get an extra floor because it’s too tight,” said Prince. In 2015, then an additional floor area of 1000m 2 are put into use. “It is really a big department Uber,” said Prince. Moop of employees, 80 to 90 percent to about Uber. For the remaining customers sought a solution.


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