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Is This A Conspiracy Or An Unfortunate Nothingburger?

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twersk77
175 Driver
 Posted 2 years, 3 months ago

For all the drivers that keep both Uber and Lyft apps open simultaneously, has anyone ever noticed the Uber strip that pastes itself over the Online/Offline Lyft slider when we have the audacity to switch screens?!

Drives me nuts. If I accept a ride with Uber, I have to wait for this strip telling me to return to the Uber app to disappear before I can go offline with Lyft. So I'm left having to drive, follow directions, switch apps and, on top of that, wait for 12 seconds for this strip to go away. How is it that Lyft doesn't feel the need to remind us every minute that I am not on its app?

Crazy part is that Uber is even telling me to go back to its app even when I am using Google's directions FOR UBER, with the little logo that stays on top of the directions.

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    Wes
    1600 Rider Driver
     2 years ago

    If you're using an IPhone, you can double click and immediately switch to any app - the Lyft or Uber app would be available as one of the first couple open programs that would show.

    Yes, I feel your pain and know exactly what you're talking about!!!

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    RedANT
    1068 Rider Driver
     2 years ago

    Setup Mystro and never worry about that problem again.  laughing 

    No more trying to read the small print with passenger ratings.  No more trying to decide if a ride is worth taking.  If it's below a certain threshold the ride is automatically rejected, and rides that meet my pickup criteria are automatically accepted as the other app is automatically shut off. 

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      EjiEzeEze
      323 Rider Driver
       2 years ago

      I used to use Mystro.  I feel like it broke everytime Uber and Lyft apps got updated or changed anything about their programs.  

      Then one day it stopped working alltogether.  I would click on the icon, it attempts to open it, then it crashed. 

      That was the end of last year.  Maybe I will give it a try again.

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    joeyj
    423 Driver Rider
     2 years ago

    SUPER ANNOYING. Probably a conspiracy yes. Uber knows what they are doing.

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    eyekeyah
    95
     2 years ago

    Lyft is gonna have to fight back with their own strip. It's a strip arms race.

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    KaySHarvey
    101
     2 years ago

    Can't you kill the notifications?

    I don't drive for anyone, so I am not sure what you are referring not, but I get the gist and it doesn't surprise me that Uber does that. 

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      BGraft89
      614 Rider Driver
       2 years ago

      Drivers cannot kill the notifications.  They are very critical in making sure we are getting all the pings from the apps, such as ride requests and sudden cancellations, etc.  This is exceptionally true if we use a different GPS than the one provided in the Lyft/Uber app, because this means we are outside of their app while driving.