Lyft UWP available but USA-only

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You'll have heard of Lyft, one of the startups in the USA which offers ride sharing and taxi-like services, all summoned by mobile applications? I'm just catching up with recent news here, but Lyft came out with a full UWP app for Windows 10, as detailed below. It's USA-only, as far as I can tell (heck, we haven't even got Uber outside of London in the UK!), so I can't try it out, but it seems like the real deal.

From the Store listing:

Need a lift? Use Lyft to get an affordable ride in minutes. Instead of hailing a cab or waiting for the bus, just request a car with the tap of a button, and get picked up by a nearby friendly driver who’ll take you to your destination right away. Enjoy a welcoming, affordable, and memorable ride today. Our app is cheaper than a taxi, faster than the bus, and easy to use. And now you can use your Windows mobile phone or tablet to request your Lyft rides.

  • Getting Started: After downloading Lyft and signing up, simply open the app and request a ride.
  • Paying: Never worry about having cash for a cab or the bus again — with Lyft, you pay through your phone. It’s easy, fast, and secure.
  • Split the Cost: Easily split the cost of a ride with friends through the app. No more IOU’s.

Some promo screenshots to show Lyft in action:


Summoning nearby Lyft drivers and (right) arranging pre-payment...

You can grab this app here in the Store. This is a UWP application and runs well on (Windows 10) phones and tablets - I'm not sure about it being optimised for desktops and/or Continuum though, so would welcome input in the comments below from USA-resident readers.

Source / Credit: Store