Lyft

Lyft

1,000,000 - 5,000,000 downloads

Pros
  • No need to wait for a taxi
  • Track your driver as the car comes to you
  • Drivers are all tested and ranked for security
  • Cars wear a big pink mustache
Cons
  • Only available in certain US cities
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Expert's Review
8.5
Great

"Taxi me not!"

Reviewed by / Jun 09, 2014

Private, friendly drivers from here to there on the cheap

Tired of taxis? Wait no more with Lyft, the pink-mustache'd private car service that you can order at the touch of a button. It's currently only available in major U.S. cities, but is expanding all the time. Call a driver to your exact location even if you don't know the address, and you'll be able to track him or her as the car gets close to where you are. Drivers undergo background checks as well as DMV tests to ensure safety comes first. Rate your experience after getting dropped off to keep just the best drivers on the road. Discount codes are generally available for first-time passengers, so do some poking around for one and give it a whirl.

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Developer's original description available here
Your first ride is FREE with the code PLAYSTORE. Enter the code in the payments screen and get a free ride, up to $25.


Millions of 5 star rides enjoyed!

Try Lyft for a friendly, affordable ride whenever you need one. Just tap a button, and in minutes you’ll be picked up by a friendly driver who’ll take you to your destination safely and on time.

In addition to an awesome pink mustache:

✓ All Lyft drivers pass comprehensive background and DMV checks
✓ Drivers are rated by passengers, only the highest rated drivers allowed on the road
✓ Up to $1M excess liability insurance

Lyft is the only service where your next friend could be in the driver seat. Install now and get your next ride with Lyft!


What people are saying about Lyft:

“Lyft is the cheapest ride in the cities where it operates.” - Fortune

“Many young residents have embraced Lyft as a cheaper, more reliable and, well, more fun way to get around the city.” - New York Times

“Lyft is a real community — with both the drivers and riders being inherently social — making real friendships and saving money.” - Time

"As a passenger based on our test, it was way easier to find a Lyft driver than a yellow taxi." - USA Today

"Lyft announced Happy Hour, a feature that will give users discounts of up to 50% on rides" - LA Times

Recently changed in this version

NEW: Now compatible with Android Wear devices!

Destination shortcuts have also arrived. You can now go to work and get back home with just a quick tap — no typing necessary. Create your shortcuts when you set your destination on your next ride. New in this version (v2.4.1):

• Use Lyft with Android Wear devices
• Destination shortcuts for Home & Work
• Lyft is now available in 67 U.S. cities! See http://www.lyft.com/cities for the full list


Comments and ratings for Lyft
  • (70)

    by jpc178 on 26/12/2013

    I have been driving for lyft a few months now......Wonderful group of drivers and clients....If you want to try, load the app and type in LR7B2C in the payment section for a 10 dollar credit on your first ride....Have a safe holiday!....Lyft driver.....

  • (70)

    by melinda garza on 09/08/2014

    Sux

  • (70)

    by Shabbir Gujar on 09/08/2014

    Love it

  • (70)

    by Karl Pierce on 09/08/2014

    Needs connection with google wallet

  • (70)

    by Wayne Lo on 09/08/2014

    Waited 15 minutes for the driver to show. Watched her get presumably lost several times, not sure how that happens with GPS these days. Then watched her cancel the pickup just a short distance away. No calls, communication?! Sad.

  • (70)

    by Evangelist Rhonda Perry on 09/08/2014

    Easy to use

  • (70)

    by Sheila Palotnick on 09/08/2014

    So glad someone thought of this!!!