More people still download Uber’s app than Lyft’s, though Lyft is gaining on a ride-sharing giant.
For a initial 5 months of this year, Uber apps were downloaded 70 percent some-more frequently in U.S. app stores than Lyft, according to new information from app-measurement association App Annie. That’s down from a 165 percent disproportion for a same time duration final year, and 255 percent in 2015.
Uber, whose CEO, Travis Kalanick, recently resigned, has been inextricable in a series of scandals — including rampant sexism, accessing a rape victim’s medical records, and a lawsuit about hidden proprietary record from Alphabet — ensuing in a slew of bad press this year.
The #DeleteUber debate also dragged down user sentiment. Lyft and Uber both saw thespian increases in a volume of reviews on a iOS App Store in a U.S. while a #DeleteUber debate was in full swing, according to App Annie. The reviews were in Lyft’s favor; app store reviews simulate not usually users’ feelings about a app, though about a association during large.
Lyft had an normal 4.4 out of 5 stars on a IOS app store this year. Uber’s rating was most lower: 1.8 out of 5 stars. Of a auspicious four- or five-star reviews of Lyft, 30 percent referenced “Uber.” Similarly, 35 percent of a one- or two-star vicious of Uber mentioned “Lyft.”