Jan 30, 2017 - Technology

Lyft leaps over Uber in Apple App Store

The #DeleteUber movement, and Lyft's commitment to donate $1 million to the ACLU, has boosted Lyft's iOS app in the Apple App store thanks to calls on social media for customers to switch to its service..

iOS : On Monday Lyft's app is No. 6 in the U.S. App Store's rankings of all free apps. That's the highest it's been in the past year, according to app analytics provider App Annie.

  • Uber's app, meanwhile has dropped to No. 13, down from being two spots higher on Friday, when Trump signed his immigration executive order.

Android: On Android, Uber is still much higher in the rankings than Lyft, suggesting that much of the anti-Uber activism likely concentrated within iPhone users.

Why it matters: Uber is no stranger to controversies, but this is an example of a case in which there's a visible impact on its business.

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