You have an iPhone? Users Of Yandex.Cab noticed the dependence of the value of the trip of the price of the smartphone

Users of social networks drew attention to the fact that the cost of the trip in the application “Yandex.Taxi” can vary depending on the model of the smartphone users. My observations shared in Facebook Svetlana Yavorskaya, which had two different iPhone models.

Yavorskaya noticed that the price of a trip to the service “Yandex.Taxi” is assigned below, if you select payment by cash and not card. In addition, choosing the same route and the same payment method on your new iPhone and older iPhone models friend, she found that the price for the trip was not the same – 571 rouble against 676 roubles. The difference was almost 100 rubles.

In the course of further experiments it was found out that the app calculated the price differently for each of the four mobile devices.

The head a press-services “Yandex.Taxi” Vladimir Isaev said that the phone model and the income level of the user does not affect the price of the trip. The variation in cost explained to automatic updating of free cars and traffic jams. It is emphasized that the device model or payment method pricing algorithms are not affected.

This review Yavorskaya were skeptical, because it is often the Yandex.Taxi, and the price was higher.

Representatives Yandex.Taxi insist the comments in social networks and journalists that the experimental algorithm is based on these three factors, the traffic and availability of drivers in big cities like Moscow may change so often that will lead to different prices, even if the “two users stand side by side and almost at the same time make the trip on the same route.”

Clifton Nichols

Clifton Nichols

Hi! I’m Clifton and I am a full-stack engineer with a passion for building performant and scalable applications that are beautiful and easy to use.

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