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Why is Lyft Blocking Third Party Apps for Drivers?

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 Posted 4 years, 6 months ago

Any theories as to why Lyft would a driver helper app like this?

Wouldn’t blocking a switching app that enables using multiple rideshare services hurt the No2 challenger like Lyft?  If drivers had a choice, they’d obviously use Uber  

more drivers are driving for Uber first, then driving for both second and Lyft third.



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    8200 Rider Driver
     4 years ago

    Both companies want control/power. Neither like it that drivers can drive for both Companies. As IC they cant force drivers to just drive for their company. However they are trying to make it as difficult as possible. If they would just pay appropriately and respect the drivers maybe things would run smoother. Neither one has figured that out. Uber now logs you totally out of the driver app after 3 declined rides. So annoying and dangerous if you are on the road. So although we are supposed to be able to pick and choose our rides they have come up with another way to try to get us to take every ride. As much as I hate to say this maybe politicians need to step in and stop these companies from totally taking advantage of the drivers.

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    1300 Rider Driver
     4 years ago

    It's all about control, why would Lyft allow a driver to switch platforms? So much for the IC concept.

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     4 years ago

    At least Lyft isn't losing $5B every few months... That's their business plan.  Just don't lose billions of dollars.

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    524 Rider Driver
     4 years ago

    Lyft seems to be cracking down hard on all these apps. Notice that they are gray on rideguru fare estimates now instead of pink. On the bellhop app they don't even use lyfts name in the logo anymore. Probably gave these guys legal trouble is my guess. Very lame.

    So much for Lyft being the good guys.