Lyft, a Revolutionary App for a Revolutionary Social Networking Taxi Experience

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  • 28 Aug 2012
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  • It’s hard to define the idea behind Lyft while not getting lost into details. It’s like a big network of people driving their cars and ready to pick you up from home and drive you to your destination, all of that available at the single push of a button in a mobile app. The people are not cab drivers, but just normal folks, like you and me.

    Lyft already has 100 drivers operating and taking hundreds of riders a day. People have to download the app, open it and it will search for available cars nearby. The cars are driven by regular people and users can rate their drivers and at the end of the drivers can rate the passengers. After the client reaches the destination there’s a suggested donation, which reaches around 80% of the average taxi cost. Zimrider founder John Zimmer detailed the process during a press event days ago, when Lyft was launched as an attempt to make modern transport more social and efficient.

    Regular drivers are connected with passenger via a mobile app. How cool is that? Passengers are encouraged to sit in front with the driver and there’s a mandatory fist bump when you enter the car. The rider gets to charge his phone and pick the music in the car, which is pretty cool. From what I understood this was first available on the iPhone and today it also reached Android, via a special app.

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