Tracking Amazon Flex App Updates
Amazon Flex updates their app every other week or so. Not all updates is available for everyone, but different drivers note of updates to the app about every other week. There was a period of time where there was an update once a week because of various bugs in the most recent version. Some versions were so bad that they had drivers revert back to an older version until they can update the current application.
It seems that some versions of the app are only available to a limited amount of users as beta testers. Once they have enough “testers,” they don’t allow anyone to update. Then there are versions in which it is available to everyone. This is a pretty good idea for Amazon Flex updates because about 1/4 of them seem to be highly unstable, such as crashing all the time, errors in navigation, etc. The “rabbit” Amazon Flex app is pretty complex and not as stable as other on-demand apps, such as Uber and Lyft.
Amazon Flex App Update List:
I only started back in October 2016, so I have a limited view on the app updates. In the below post, I will try to summarize the changes. I will try to include the last four digits of the version number when possible:
- Back in October, in order to see offers for shifts/blocks, you had to refresh the home screen of the Amazon Flex app. On the Android version, you could hit the change app feature, then go back into the app. On iOS, there was a refresh button.
- In November, they moved the offers onto a separate screen altogether. For Android, all you had to do was tap on it and then offers would show. This kicked off the ultra competitive block game that we know and loathe today. On iOS, there was a refresh button on the top right hand corner.
- In December, they updated the earnings screen in that you could see the individual shifts you worked and what your payout was, with the tip included.
- In January, they started depositing earnings twice a week, up from once a week back in 2016.
- In March, they updated the Android app to remove tapping on the offers screen. You can only swipe down to refresh screen.
- In April (5809), they included a “Check for (app) updates” button in the Account screen.
- In April (5878), they included a “Refresh” button on the bottom of the screen on the offers screen for the Android version.
I will attempt to update this page when a new updates happen. Feel free to leave a comment about other version numbers and notable version updates.Have more questions about Uber or Lyft? Head on over to our Rideshare Driver Training Course!