Lyft is a transportation network that lets users summon a local, personal driver using a mobile app. The company is based in San Francisco and the service was launched in 2012. Lyft operates in over 300 cities, and its app is available for iOS and Android devices.
Lyft's philosophy focuses on cultivating a positive community of drivers and riders. Drivers rely heavily on rider reviews to create a positive reputation on the app. Similarly, riders rely on their own reputation as rated by their drivers.
Lyft's primary competitor is Uber.