July 25, 2016, 9:06 p.m.
The grand-birth of Uber was in 2009 in a time of major technological advancement and growth of the Android and Apple market. In that Uber was developed by Travis Kalanick after all of his underwhelming experiences with the taxicab business and transportation within the cities. Uber was then born in the idea of individuals being able to contact a ride through using an app that will assist them in getting from point A to point B while also maintaining high customer service and safety. Now Uber is utilized by businesses and individuals alike around cities in means of safer transportation and minimizing the amount of cars within the city. In regards to the pricing scale, Ubers rates truly depend upon the city and the service that you are requiring. Their services include: UberX, UberXL, UberBLACK , Uber SUVS and Uber Lux. One of the most unique and coolest features about Uber is their UberPool feature. If there is another individual heading in the same direction as you, you can save up to 50% in NYC to travel together.
Kind of cool, right? So next time you are on a rooftop crawl, if you happen to be needing a ride, instead of taking a taxi or the subway, Uber is just a click away!
Lyft, while it came in the game in 2012, is actually a part of a larger company called Zimride, which was founded in 2007. Lyft, similar to that of Uber, realized that there was a market for ridesharing apps and as a form of revamping its current model, Zimride went from solely being a city-to-city based app, became Lyft and the competitor to Uber. Currently, Lyft is only available within the United States and 30 states. While available 24/7 to its customers, it’s been said that there are some issues getting a ride back in the middle of the night in smaller cities. In regards to its pricing, Lyft’s pricing also depends upon the city, time and service you are requesting. The services that Lyft provides is Original Lyft, Lyft Plus and Lyft Line. A couple unique features that Lyft offers is the ability to estimate the total cost before even getting involved, the ability to tip the driver, which Uber does not allow and the ability to get a discount on a route if customers travel along (similar to UberPool).
In my experience and belief ladies, I would stick with Uber for now. Lyft is new to the game and definitely provides some competition to Uber but Uber is sort-of the original contender and the math does not lie. With coverage of 300 cities and 60 countries, Uber’s average rides per month and total value is way above $50 billion, in comparison to Lyft’s $2.5 billion. On top of all this, if you have not heard the awesome news, Uber recently announced its new line of UberLUX and you can now request a Mercedes S-Class as a form of transportation. How does that sound for some travel treatment in the city? Do you want to take your Celine bag for a ride around NYC after a Rooftop Crawl? Check out Uber, it’s only a click away!