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This New App Lets You Summon Your Grandma (or Tinder Date) Via a Prepaid Uber Ride

A doctor needs to bring an elderly patient to the hospital. A dude wants to bring his latest Tinder match to his apartment to impress her … and stuff. 

Both are potential uses of a new app called Teleport.

One of the first apps to be built on top of Uber’s API, Teleport allows users to summon another person, via a prepaid Uber ride, with a single message.

Teleport invitations can be sent from a variety of apps, including iMessage, Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, Tinder, OkCupid and email. Whoever is being summoned -- let’s say it’s your grandma -- will then receive a link asking if she accepts the ride. To indicate yes, she simply clicks the link and drops a pin to mark her location. At which point, an Uber driver will be dispatched to pick her up and deliver her to you.

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