We’ve all heard about companies who design products and create apps for the convenience of consumers and use those distinguishing features to maximize their profits.
An app that focuses mainly on helping consumers earn more money for their work stands out from the rest.
Their automation technology helps drivers keep their eyes on the road and prevent accidents. It also claims to help drivers increase their earnings by 30%!
What is Mystro?
Typically, a driver working for two or more of these platforms is required to own at least two phones to manage pick-up and drop requests, logging in and out of platform apps multiple times a day.
Such activities cause a distraction for drivers and may even lead to an accident.
In order to address such issues, Herb Coakley visualized a solution that considered his own driving experience of having completed 10,000 rides for Uber and Lyft.
He shared his vision with Dwyane Shaw and Matthew Rajcok and thus Mystro was born.
Mystro is an excellent app for drivers as it enables them to safeguard themselves while driving and earn more by driving less!
How Does Mystro Work?
The Mystro app is available for download and use for drivers all over, but it does not have any established partnerships with platforms like Uber and Lyft.
The app interfaces with the applications of Uber and Lyft to log in, log out, and accept or ignore trips on the driver’s behalf.
The app is currently available only for Android users while the Mystro team is working on making the app available for iOS users.
The company offers a 30-day free trial to drivers, after which they need to subscribe to one of their plans.
These plans include a monthly subscription plan of $11.95, an annual subscription plan for $99.95, and a per use plan where 20 cents is billed to the driver for each ride completed using Mystro.
Mystro offers a lot of innovative features that help on-demand drivers to spend less time on the road and earn more money.
We have provided a list of features that come with a Mystro subscription.
The Mystro app is very simple to download and install.
Once you have successfully downloaded the app, it is recommended that you close all other apps except Uber, Lyft, Google Maps, and Waze.
When you use the app for the first time, you can log with the credentials you used while creating the account. Additionally, you can log in with Google or Facebook.
The Mystro app offers a lot of salient features since it is unique in its offering.
At the same time, you are required to get familiar with the app to manage your rides with a greater efficiency.
A toggle switch is provided at the top right corner of the “Preference” page.
Tapping that switch will enable you to keep Mystro online or offline.
In an offline mode, Mystro will not help you with the decision-making process regarding the selection of rides.
Once you have selected your preference settings, Mystro starts accepting ride requests in accordance with those settings.
Trips that do not match with your preferences are filtered by Mystro.
When a trip is filtered, a pop-up will appear on the screen with a relevant notification noting the reason for the filter.
You can then tap on the screen to accept filtered trips and toy with further customization.
Here are some of the options available to customize this service according to your requirements:
- Minimum Time to Pax Pickup: This feature shows your willingness to travel the extra mile, using a slider to determine how far you’re willing to ride.
- Minimum Pax Rating: A noisy rider is very distracting and annoying. This filter helps you to accept only riders who have been given good ratings. If you wish to accept all kinds of riders, just slide the slider all the way to the left and switch it off. One must note that this feature is not available for Postmates.
- Minimum Surge: This tool allows you to filter out trips that do not meet your surge demand criteria. For example, if you set the slider to 1.75, Mystro will accept trips that are surged at 1.75 or higher. If you do not want this setting, simply switch it off.
- Long Trips: There are three options for long trips. If you select ‘Yes,’ you will see rides that have a trip time of minutes or more. If you select ‘No,’ then Mystro will filter out that request and notify you. You will be able to accept such a trip by tapping on your phone screen. An ‘Only’ option will filter out all the short trips and auto-accept the long ones.
This feature allows Mystro to automatically take you to your primary preference selection like Uber, Lyft or Postmates.
Your primary app always remains in the front when you are not accepting any rides while the secondary apps will remain active based on your selection.
Mystro keeps you online on all other apps when you are on a ride.
Simultaneous Trip Requests
Since the interface manages various application requests simultaneously, there might be a possibility that you get a second ride request immediately after you have accepted the first one.
In such cases, Mystro gives you an option to decline the second trip since it would not be possible to accept two ride trips at the same time.
You also have an option to override Mystro’s notifications and choose the second ride over the first after evaluating an on-demand company’s cancellation policy.
This delay is a unique option provided by Mystro to help you determine the use of your primary and secondary apps.
The slider provided under this option works on the time factor. If you move the slider to 15 minutes, your secondary apps will be activated 15 minutes later than your primary app.
There is a 15-second delay on secondary apps to get activated once a ride is completed. This pause helps in reducing the problems that arise with simultaneous trip requests.
Airport Queue Mode
This feature will enable you to accept a trip on one platform and not switch off the other rideshare app until the passenger from the first trip request has been seated in the car.
In case of a second trip request cropping up when you are on your way to pick up the first passenger, the second trip will not be auto-accepted.
You will not be required to keep switching between apps continuously if you use this feature.
Though the Mystro bar does not surface when you are using Postmates, Uber, or Lyft navigation, it does appear if you are using Google Maps or Waze.
Mystro bar provides the following features:
- Passenger name
- Passenger rating
- Drop-off address
- Time of arrival
- Icon of the app being used (Uber, Lyft, Postmates)
- Surge pricing
Pros of Using Mystro
- The app is specifically designed for the convenience of drivers who drive for multiple rideshare apps.
- It lets drivers earn more despite having taken fewer rides as it helps in ride optimization.
- Mystro subscription plans are 100% tax deductible.
- It offers a free 30 day trial period for people to try the app.
- The features are designed meticulously using personal driving experience.
- The auto-accept feature helps drivers make multiple-choice decisions.
- The app reduces the need to keep toggling between different platform apps, thereby reducing distraction and ensuring safety.
- Drivers are given an option to choose a primary platform of their preference.
- The primary platform can be changed according to convenience.
- Drivers can opt for a delay in activation of secondary apps.
Cons of Using Mystro
- Usage of the app is not free of cost.
- It is only available on Android currently.
- The app is only supported by Android running operating system 7.0 or higher with at least 2GB of RAM.
The Way Forward
A majority of drivers work for more than one ride-sharing platform.
It is, therefore, a good thing that apps like Mystro have surfaced to address drivers’ woes.
Mystro helps regulate safety by preventing accidents that are caused by frustration, distraction, and cognitive errors.
Mystro is a wholesome app in the sense that it helps the drivers benefit from its offering and at the same time dispense its social duties efficiently and continuously.