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Tablet for pax. Setup ideas?

Discussion in 'Technology' started by Iann, Jan 12, 2018.

  1. Iann

    Iann Active Member

    Location:
    Portland, Oregon
    Driving:
    UberXL
    I have a extra tablet that I would like to have in the backseat for the pax to use if needed.

    I've checked out a few apps and haven't found what I'm looking for.

    Tripcam seems like a good idea but really doesn't run well on my tablet.

    I Have seen some members on here where they have a tipping sign, music apps and other apps available.

    I don't want my Google account used like it would on the app store.
    Was thinking of downloading a few games, music app, news, YouTube/kids and any other ideas some might have.

    Not too tech savvy on this.
    Would it be best to create a guest account?
    Just don't want them being able to get into my settings or my info.

    Please help.
     
  2. bm1320

    bm1320 Active Member

    Location:
    DFW
    For Select, Lux, Black maybe. If you're doing this on X you're an idiot.
     
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  3. Iann

    Iann Active Member

    Location:
    Portland, Oregon
    Driving:
    UberXL
    You sir, win the D Bag of the day award.
    Besides your insults you didn't back up. I'm asking why would it make a difference on which ride it is?
     
  4. RedANT

    RedANT Active Member

    Location:
    SEA & MCO
    Driving:
    UberX
    Think about the people you pick up, then ask yourself whether or not you'd trust them ALL with your tablet.

    Personally speaking, there's isn't a chance in hell that I'd offer that convenience for X, but if that's your niche, I'd recommend just creating another Google account for that tablet.
     
  5. cratter

    cratter Active Member

    Location:
    Grand Forks, ND
    We all know the passengers have mini tablets (smartphones) in their pockets.
    So what would they do with yours?
    The only thing I can think would be to play music, and for that voice activation over Bluetooth is way better (alexa\siri).
     
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  6. I have been trying to mount a 32" flat screen my backseat for the PAX, but having trouble getting nailed down tight
     
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  7. Over/Uber

    Over/Uber Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Vancouver, OR
    Driving:
    UberXL
    I’d skip it. They have their phones and can play/watch/do whatever they want in their account.

    I don’t trust them with even an aux cord, let alone syncing their phone to my system.
     
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  8. SurginGeneral

    SurginGeneral Member

    Location:
    Chicago
    Driving:
    Lyft
    I use my tablet for myself mounted up front with me. Waze and U/L apps on phone, tablet running Google Maps in ‘Drive’ Mode for a better overview of traffic / streets.

    But I just do X/Lyft Classic.
     
  9. Mears Troll Number 4

    Mears Troll Number 4 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Orlando-ish
    Driving:
    Taxi
    Bad idea bro...

    Everything that isn't nailed down gets stolen eventually.

    I have no faith in the human race, which is about as much as the public at large deserves.
     
  10. Jay Dean

    Jay Dean Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Austin, Tx
    I’m trying to imagine being a pax and seeing a tablet, I wouldn’t touch it myself because I have a phone that can do same thing, what would pax do with the tablet?
     
  11. Alison Chains

    Alison Chains Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Central Indiana
    Driving:
    UberX
    I concur. Now, if you really wanted to do it, it's trivial and advisable to set up a whole new Google account when you reset the tablet.

    If I had that spare tablet (which I probably do) I'd secure it well and put on a slideshow with tipping reminders and pax etiquette lessons mixed with silly diversions like lolcats. I would not encourage people to actively use it.
     
  12. Mears Troll Number 4

    Mears Troll Number 4 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Orlando-ish
    Driving:
    Taxi
    Throw in footage pulled from your Security camera of yourself in the back seat so they can see how well the camera captures their visage for legal purposes.
     
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  13. TBone

    TBone Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Columbus, OH
    Not sure I would do it without being able to secure it with something. Think locked down with a cable like at Best Buy. Then you also run the risk of some fool looking up child porn or leaving something vulgar on it for another rider. Would also need to remove your credit card and any access to the play store so they don’t go spending your money...Im assuming they store a credit card like the Apple store requires.
     
  14. Ribak

    Ribak Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Seattle
    Great idea!!! Leave it logged on to your bank account so the pax can direct deposit tips.
     
  15. steveK2016

    steveK2016 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Dallas / Fort Worth Texas
    Driving:
    UberSELECT
    The primary focus of the tablet is to increase
    Your revenue

    https://uberpeople.net/threads/tips-android-tablet-tipping-sign.132681/

    Ditch the games and browser, music is the obly requirement. As others said, they can do everything on their phone but play music in your car.

    Hook up your tablet to your aux cord and allow access to Spotify. Thats it. They can go through the playlists and play anything. Ive had pax enjoy seeing what other pax listened to.

    Combine that With a tipping sign, and tablets are money makers.
     
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  16. dnlbaboof

    dnlbaboof Well-Known Member

    Location:
    usa
    I think this is a good idea, samsung makes some really top end tablets for a about 500 bucks each, i would offer every rider the tablet free, they can take it home and keep it, and then you can keep buying replacements
     
  17. DexNex

    DexNex Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Seattle, WA
    The moment your rating suffers because your tablet doesn't work properly. Keep it simple.
     

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