Ride-share app Lyft has just launched a new developer program that allows users to arrange rides for someone who doesn’t have a Lyft account or even a smart device.
The second party will be able to take care of billing, notifications, and the overall passenger experience themselves. The move is part of Lyft’s open application program interface (API) which launched last year.
The API was launched last year so that users could integrate the Lyft app with other services on their smart devices. Customers using Google Maps, Facebook Messenger or other apps can now order a Lyft car with just the touch of a button.
Uber has had a similar function available since 2015.
Lyft’s Dispatch Developer Program is ideal for user’s looking to book rides for elderly relatives, children or even arrange a courtesy transport service for an event.