Lyft Releases In-app Driver Console
Earlier this week, Lyft updated their application to include a driver console, similar to what is available on Uber’s driver application. The one huge difference between the Uber driver app and the Lyft driver app was the ability to preview earnings right in the application. Lyft updated their online driver dashboard to show your weekly total via express pay feature, but still did not break down the week’s earnings. My own Lyft application didn’t show how much was available via Express Pay, but it showed up in the driver portal on my web browser.
The two other features of the driver console is to check passenger demand before logging in and to check available driver incentives. Uber drivers have been able to check passenger demand and potential surge pricing zones for months now, while incentives started to appear for the last few months. Lyft’s update will bring them on par with Uber’s driver application. The Lyft application will be able to show you how close you are to the Power Driver bonus, which was available for the last month or so.
The one thing lacking about Lyft’s console is a better breakdown of earnings directly in the application and also on the driver dashboard. This is one major thing drivers would love to see. By checking your earnings, you can check your trips for accuracy and make sure you are getting the correct promotions.
iOS users should be able to see these new features while Android users will need to wait until next week’s update. There was an issue with the Android version of the application, so it is delayed until next week.
Below is some information of the key features of the new Lyft Driver Console directly from Lyft:Rideshare Driver Training Course! Driver Promotions
- New Uber Drivers will get up to a $800 bonus after signing up: Sign up for Uber.
- New Lyft Drivers will get up to $800 if you sign up here using this link.