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New lyft driver app

Discussion in 'Lyft' started by Hoober, Jan 10, 2019.

  1. Hoober

    Hoober

    Location:
    Nyc
    anyone get updated to a new lyft driver app? The accept screen changed, everything else looks the same. And they also took away 45+ long trip notifications. Anyone else having these issues?
     
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  2. Brunch

    Brunch

    Location:
    W
    Nothing new recently... Screenshot?
     
  3. You must be on a beta or something of all those features they have been promising us for months...still waiting for my estimated ride time back, Lyft...
     
  4. Hoober

    Hoober

    Location:
    Nyc
    No
     

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  6. Brunch

    Brunch

    Location:
    W
    Looks like they took the playbook from Uber to make it less obvious to see the ride type. I liked the Pink and Purple screen showing if the ride was a regular or Shared (Line) ride.
     
  7. hybriduber

    hybriduber

    Location:
    So Cal
    I've had it for close to a month now and yes, they took away the 45+ Long Trip notification :(. Are you on Android? Seems like they are rolling it out on Android first.
     
  8. IF you cant see 45 on it you have an android less than 6.0
     
  9. hybriduber

    hybriduber

    Location:
    So Cal
    Not true, I have 8.0.0 and no Long Trip notifications.
     
  10. Impossible, I tested it on android 9,8 and 7 and all announce it.

    If you havent gotten the mark it's because it was a random event that usually happens when their navs ****s up on timer.

    Try the airport.
     
  11. hybriduber

    hybriduber

    Location:
    So Cal
    Do your pings look like Hoober's above?
     
  12. xgamrgeekx

    xgamrgeekx

    Location:
    Utah
    Driving:
    Lyft
    Yeah, when I went to log in yesterday morning, the app said I wasn't in a service area with full bars. Reset my phone, turned on the app and the first ping I got was like WTF???? iPhone 10 though
     
  13. they took the long trip warnings from me. they are back now. its nothing to do with your phone. on lyft.
    after this test lyft found it took longer to get a driver to the pax . now its restored. drives show up and say ow **** that is to far i am part time then cancel then get a new driver to do the same. i had a passenger for a hour ride saying she had 3 drivers before me cancel on her after she got in the car. i told her to call lyft when i was driving her to get this ride for free. i still got paid she got a free ride.
     
  14. I've posted this before, but this is probably a good time to re-post it--

    Here's one way to never lose access to old versions of the app:
    1. When you first start driving for Lyft, download the driver app to an old, dead smart phone
    2. Never allow that old phone to download a new version of the OS or the driver app
    3. Hot spot that old phone to your main phone while you're driving
    4. Use the old version of the app along side the new version of the app while you're driving

    For whatever reason, Lyft will not force the old phone to update and (unlike Uber) you can have the driver app open on multiple devices at once.

    Remember when we lost ETA's for a while? I never lost them on the old phone. 45 min notifications? I still got them on the old phone. There was a short time when declining a queued ride counted as a cancellation in the new app, but not on the old app.
     
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  15. Dice Man

    Dice Man

    Location:
    LA & OC
    Driving:
    UberX
    Just got the new Lyft app today on IOS.
    Anyone gets the 45+ notification please post.
     
  16. Hoober

    Hoober

    Location:
    Nyc
    Nope, I’m on iOS

    I have done 4 trips, well over 45min and no notifications. Anyways it’s lyfts loss, I’ll stick with Uber more.
     
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  17. LAWeasel

    LAWeasel

    Location:
    Los Angeles
    I gave this solution to a few people privately. It works, but IMHO, this should not be posted publicly. If Lyft is indeed testing to see what they can get away with and figures out we are circumventing by reading public forums, the loophole is likely to he closed.
     
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  18. Willjohnsdrive

    Willjohnsdrive

    Location:
    Tennessee
    Driving:
    Lyft
    Have to reinstall app to see if has been updated, or does it auto-update?
     
  19. MalikBrother

    MalikBrother

    Location:
    Toronto
    I am on iPhone and I got it too. Confused the heck out of me at first because I don’t remember updating the version at all.
     
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