Oh Lyft; sometimes you’re so nice and friendly and convenient, while other times you’re silly, odd and unnecessarily annoying. Let’s start with annoying - yes, this graphic is annoying - but only because you helped make it so.
Here’s the new interface for Lyft and why it’s annoyingly worse than its predissesor.
First let’s start with positives. It’s cleaner, sharper and seemingly less distracting to look at as a whole when it pops up. Simple, plain and probably more user friendly moving forward with that location map (BLUE CIRCLE) being fully visable compared to the partially-cut and difficult-to-read old version which I personally found distracting. These are the nice things.
(Quick note before moving on - Lyft KILLS Uber when it comes to pickups. I always appreciate Lyft pickups for the fact that once you confirm arrival, you can see where the pax is headed: a solid feature that Uber lacks and helps greatly when waiting for those not yet with their toes to the curb.)
RED ARROW indicates a huge step back for LYFT - a drastically reduced size of pax rating and pic, which might be eliminated based on the size of its uselessness now. Pics of pax was a cheeky feature of Lyft that I liked, especially when you saw makeup vs no makeup - massive differences indeed.
ORANGE ARROW pointing at the word “Lyft”. Seriously? Will it say Uber sometimes? Maybe FaceDrive? Taxify?
Waste of space.
YELLOW ARROW pointing at the nagging of not accepting multiple 10+ min pings, or 12+km distances, or sub 4.5 pax. This in reality should be of the smallest size possible.
GREEN ARROW is the last thing - the ticker. It could be thicker, and maybe the time to accept is longer (hopefully) but this has potential. Still debatable but it’s nutral for now.
Overall? I would rate this a 3*
I don’t want to obliterate your rating Lyft but I don’t want to be matched up with you again. I liked your last incarnation better and would’ve given it a 4*