Major news outlets covered all things Lyft this week, from a seemingly invisible change to the app to our job postings — and even co-founder John Zimmer's early days in college. Read on for the latest edition of Lyft in the Headlines.
You're Using a Completely New App
Apple announced Swift, a new way to write iPhone apps, in June 2014. Fast Company tells the story of how we started experimenting with Swift a year ago, eventually rewriting the entire Lyft app in the new language. The result is invisible on the surface, but it makes all the difference behind-the-scenes. (Kind of like getting a new engine for your car.)
Big News at the Local Level
Next time you're in Salt Lake City, know that you can officially ride with Lyft to and from the airport. The SLC Tribune recognized our new city-approved status, giving locals (and visitors) a new ride to the sky.
Moving farther west, local outlets are also looking at Lyft in Seattle. We introduced you to Todd, the Seattle General Manager, a few weeks ago. In addition to giving Todd some time in the spotlight, GeekWire highlighted a number of tech companies who are planting roots in the area.
John Zimmer Chats with Cornell
Cornell's alumni magazine featured a spread on our co-founder and President, John Zimmer, in their September/October issue. The profile tells the Lyft story, recounting JZ's days at Cornell University's School of Hotel Administration, where he was inspired to improve our transportation options during a "green" city planning class.