Last week Google announced that is has added support for Lyft and Gett to Google Maps for Android and iOS. Google Maps now displays ridesharing options from nine partners in over 60 countries:
- Gett in the UK (and now New York City)
- GO-JEK in Indonesia
- Grab in Indonesia, Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam, Philippines
- Hailo in the UK and Spain
- Lyft in the U.S.
- mytaxi in Germany and Spain
- Ola Cabs in India
- Uber around the world
- 99Taxis in Brazil
The feature works in the same way as other transportation options in Google Maps. For example, if you look for directions from one place to another, you’ll see a variety of transportation options along with associated directions and estimated duration of journey. One of the options is ridesharing, so you will see a listing of ridesharing options like Uber and Lyft as well as the approximate duration and cost depending on driver availability. Click below to read more.