Uber Eats Rolling Out Support for Tracking Orders on iPhone's Lock Screen and Dynamic Island

Uber Eats has started rolling out Live Activities support around the world, allowing iPhone users to easily track their order on the Lock Screen and in the Dynamic Island. The feature is available to a small percentage of users in the latest version of the Uber Eats app, and it will be available more widely within the next week or so.

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Live Activities is an iOS 16 feature that allows iPhone users to stay on top of real-time events with a live-updating notification on the Lock Screen, and in the Dynamic Island on iPhone 14 Pro models. For Uber Eats, the feature makes it easier to track the live progress of a delivery at a glance without opening the app. Information shown includes the order status, ETA, driver's name and photo, and store's image.

Uber added Live Activities support to its main app for rides earlier this year. Uber Eats is a standalone app for delivery of food, groceries, and select other items, and its adoption of the feature will be very useful for tracking an order.

Other popular apps that support Live Activities include the NBA and MLB apps for basketball and baseball games, Flighty for flight tracking, Citymapper for public transit, ParkMobile for parking, and CARROT Weather for weather forecasts. Google Maps is also planning to support the feature for turn-by-turn directions in the coming months.

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Top Rated Comments

The Incendiary Avatar
15 months ago
What took so long? Developers get access to iOS betas, and with Uber Eats’ presumably large iPhone user install base, you’d think this would have been a priority for them.

Anything that makes an app or service easier to use and gives me more information at a glance (and with less steps or taps to see it) is ideal.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
DaPizzaMan Avatar
15 months ago
Just in time for iOS 17, how lovely.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
svish Avatar
15 months ago
Good. More apps should use the dynamic island.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
whatgift Avatar
15 months ago

Also live activities are currently only on iPhone 14 Pro, which is a tiny part of all iPhones.
Live activities are available on any device running iOS 16, it's only the ability to run them in the dynamic island that is unique to the 14 Pro's.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
cocky jeremy Avatar
15 months ago
Only a year too late.
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FelixDerKater Avatar
15 months ago
I don't see why developers are struggling so much to deliver these tiny widgets.
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