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Overall the app is decent. I would love to better understand how they determine what a “high demand” area is, are they going off where a bunch of restaurants are or are they using actual historical statistics of trip data. Is that based on their users or Uber as a whole. The feature to track earnings, deductions and expenses automatically is awesome...except(and this is the reason for 3 stars) I cannot update the earnings on non Uber trips (ie Lyft or other gig platforms). If you don’t have integration with the other platforms, at least let people put in earnings manually so that reports showing P&L are consolidated. Rather than only showing earnings for one gig, but deductions and expenses for everything. Because of this one feature, I don’t see the value to justify monthly subscription when there are other mileage and expense trackers out there for free or minimal cost.
I use the app. It’a cool when it works, but the primary reason it is useful is because I can get notifications on the surge rates while I’m on a ride, and it allows me to make intelligent decisions about whether or not I should accept the next ride they’re offering me. I’ve contacted tech support, and it kinda horrible customer service. I’m pretty tech savy, but I jumped through their troubleshooting checklist and sent them screenshots to show what was going on. After that, they replied that the exact issue I complained about (notifications not appearing) is a known problem, and that they are working on it. Couldn’t tell me that before several days of back and forth communication??? And it still hasn’t been fixed or addressed beyond that. Having said all that, the service is worth its price WHEN it works. And the events map and waypoints are helpful during downtime to figure out where/if you should start heading toward a new direction. The inconsistent finished product and shabby customer service are annoying as of right now though.
This app is nice for alerting me to surges. The problem I have is that I set my alert radius to 30 miles as that covers all the important areas around me, but also extends into another state where Uber won't let me drive. If I set the radius to a distance that will not reach into the other state, I would also lose the areas in my state that I care to be alerted about. What would make this a 5 star app is if instead of setting a radius via miles, I could draw on a map - similar to how Zillow does it. Then I could draw a blob to include the 5 areas I care about and leave the areas out of state out of my blob. A less cool way would be to let me list the cities I care about and then alert me if there's a surge only in those cities. I think the blob would be a cooler implementation though.
As if uber and lyft doesnt prey on drivers enough, you have these apps popping up All over the place that supposedly make you more productive. This app does not tell you anything new. It doesnt have any extra info regarding uber surge or ping information that the uber app cant tell you, even with api integration. In fact, uber servers block this app from refreshing information too often. It gives you a list of events going on but that is nothing new. Google that. I tried the trial to confirm these suspicions and prove what people on uberpeople had been saying for a while. App is worthless. As a response to the developer, yeah, uber itself limits the number of times this app can receive new information from their computers because you all are an enterprise. Its about the number of times your app can be refreshed with data from them. They LIMIT it. Secondly, there is the principal of how surge works on uber to begin with that lets me know that there is no real world testing of the benefits of knowing whether or not there is surge around you by virtue of how surge works on uber to begin with. It will show up and disappear and what your app does is charge people in hopes if them chasing it which is incredibly obtuse and counter productive to the goal or mission statement of making someone more effective at uber. Ie. The predatory remark.
This app used to be great. It used to notify me when there was surge all over from the comfort of my own home. Now they apparently changed that feature without telling their paying customers or sending out a survey to see what we thought if it. There’s literally a notification button people can toggle off if they didn’t want notifications all day. It’s wrong seeing as I paid for this and they changed it. If they revert to the old method I’d happily give 5 stars but this change makes making money difficult all over again. They claim it only sends notifications if your location changes within 15 min. I have yet to receive any since they made the change and yes I know how the app works, I’m tech savvy and have all the settings correct and even when there’s surge when I’m working it doesn’t notify me. Rydar have you heard of the saying if it’s not broke don’t fix it???
RYDAR is an ultimate assistant for Uber® driver-partners. Earn more, save time, plan your work in advance and navigate to the best pick-up spots!
Use surge alerts for your type of Uber car to get the highest-paid trips. Check info about surge on the map, and follow alerts about surge increase and decrease within selected area.
RYDAR will show you where your riders hang out. And more – it will suggest you where to go right now to get the highest-paid trips.
PLAN YOUR WORK
View the list of upcoming music
and sports events for the next 3 months, add the most interesting of them to your schedule and get alerts when it’s time to drive there and pick up riders who head home.
Track your miles automatically and easily add rideshare-specific expenses. RYDAR ensures accurate capture of every trip even in the background and offline, automatic classification and provides detailed IRS-ready reports.
• Wait points: Perfect destination spots suggested by sophisticated algorithms. Head there to pick up riders and get the highest-paid trips.
• Hotspots: Places where riders called for a car yesterday, the day before and will call today based on the history of pick-ups.
• Surge: Push notifications when surge increases and decreases nearby.
• Events: Calendar of big upcoming events and ability to add them to your schedule.
• Expenses: Easy way to add all rideshare-specific expenses.
• Mileage tracker: Convenient way to track your business and personal trips and calculate tax deductions.
• Uber® Driver API: Official API provided by Uber for your convenience.
We’re constantly working to improve the app and make your rideshare trips even more effective. Please stay in touch and share your feedback and suggestions with us:
Support email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Note: RYDAR may use your location even when it isn’t open, which can decrease device battery life.
Subscription info: RYDAR is free to download and use for 2 weeks. After this period, you can use limited version of the app or choose between Pro and Premium subscriptions. Pro subscription gives access to events, surge info and alerts, wait points and calendar. Premium subscription also includes mileage & expenses tracker.
- Payment will be charged to your iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase.
- Subscription will automatically renew unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period.
- Account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period, and identify the cost of the renewal.
- You can manage your subscription and turn off auto-renewal in your Account Settings after purchase.
- Any unused portion of a free trial period will be forfeited when you purchase a subscription.
- The cost of subscription to RYDAR is 100% tax-deductible as a business-related expense.
Permissions: RYDAR requires access to your location even when you’re not using the app for the purpose of tracking all your trips and providing relevant info about surge rates near you. Access to your Motion Activity is necessary to correctly capture when your trip starts and finishes using the sensors in your phone. You can also enable RYDAR to send you notifications about surge price change and start of events, but this is optional.
! RYDAR is not a financial advisor. All information provided by the app is for educational purposes only. Please seek advice from qualified tax professionals.