Surge allows you to monitor the Uber surge at your current location or a fixed location.

You will be able to receive notifications when a surge starts, increases/decreases, and ends. Surge supports fine grained notification settings. You can specify the Surge minimum to be notified and what type of notifications to receive.

Surge also supports a Today Widget, showing you the surge value at your current location.

An Uber account is required in order to authenticate with the Uber API. You don't need to use a driver account, you can use a rider account.

Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.

What’s New

Version 1.15

- Stability fixes for the Today Widget

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
1.7K Ratings

1.7K Ratings

Banjaxed8 ,

Good but missing something

I previously used another app where it would alert you to surge in any location you had marked. I discovered your app when the other one stopped working. I miss this feature though. Any chance of adding it?

DKinDallas ,

Needs improvement

Update: the other surge monitoring apps have been blocked by Uber but Surge 2x continues to survive. I’m raising my rating accordingly!

Previous comments:
There are so many areas that this app needs improvement. But the developers seem to have lost interest since Uber restricted the number of surge alerts to just the active one (without changing their monthly fee I’d add). But there are many areas in which they could develop aside from that. So here are some suggestions:

The notification button should be located on the front screen – not in settings. The user should be able to determine the volume of the notifications, with a setting for time of day so that they can determine when notifications will automatically be switched on or off (I’d like mine to switch on at 3:30am!) Also being able to determine the alert sound itself would be nice.

The data analytics in this app leave a lot to be desired. Instead of only being able to export into a spreadsheet – which is a nice feature – wouldn’t it be better to be able to see it visual representation of surge times at a particular location right from the app?

Clearly the developers are not actually Uber drivers or they would be putting a lot more effort into this product. I resent having to pay a monthly fee for a product that is clearly not being actively developed.

Gfdhjhhhh ,

Dont do it its a scam to steal your rides !

Dont do it its a scam to steal your rides ! Other drivers would want you to sign up then u have to enter your Uber account details two then somehow still the rights and make changes on your account If you think about it they can explain it to you in every single possible way and you were noticed that he’s just very not useful and he does not make sense whats the point of having it ? Use your common sense ... I do not know the specific trick but I know they steal your rides especially the long rides

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