July 23, 2017

Lyft has finally matched one of Uber’s big advantages with drivers by launching a new, standalone driving app



Lyft app on iPhone
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Lyft’s new driver app. Lyft In the ride-hailing battle between Lyft and Uber, Lyft is generally perceived as the more driver-friendly company. But Lyft has trailed Uber in one important area: offering drivers a dedicated app to help them get their jobs done.

That’s a problem the company has quietly fixed, Business Insider has learned.

Lyft discretely launched the new “Lyft Driver” app in the beginning of May on both Android and iOS. It’s already racked up over 100,000 downloads in the US in the last two weeks, according to Apptopia , which measures app downloads and analytics.

“We are in the process of rolling out a new driver app and will share more details soon,” a Lyft spokesperson said.

Before the launch of the new app, Lyft’s drivers could switch into driver mode straight from the passenger app everyone uses today.

Now, the company is splitting the app for the benefit of both passengers and drivers, its help section reads. Both the passenger and driver app can now take up less storage space on a phone since they’re not sandwiching the features together.”For instance, if you only use Lyft for driving, we want to give you a driver-tailored experience, which also saves valuable […]

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