High-Tech Tuesday: Ride Fair, Ride Guru
Ridesharing in Austin sure has gotten complicated. Or rather, it's been complicated for some time. Now that Uber & Lyft are back, how will you choose between the locals that jumped in when we needed them... and the OGs?
Here are two apps/sites to help you choose:
RideGuru: RideGuru compares estimated prices for a variety of rideshare apps AND does the entire breakdown of fares, including how much your driver is actually making from your fare. You can ask questions in their "ask a ride guru" forum (e.g. can I take my dog?). If you're a driver, there are also handy features like information about each company, a newsroom, rideshare 101 and a virtual "lounge" where you can share customer stories.
RideFair: Arguably more limited but potentially more useful during SXSW, ACL. Ride Fair shows you the comparative surge pricing for Uber & Lyft in your area so you can choose between the two.
Listen to the sweet sounds of our rideshare debate:
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