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Which is better, Lime or Bird?

Posted: Thu Aug 30, 2018 1:56 pm
by kawfey
I've been charging for both Bird and Lime, and while I really like Bird, Lime really takes the cake (if only there were more scooters available, and if could fit more in my car)

PROs
  • Better scooters (more robust and harder to damage)
  • Mature app, so fewer bugs and kinks
  • Better support
  • Sends promo emails and special holiday deals
  • Much fewer phantom scooters on app
CONS
  • Bigger scooters (less fit, they're heavier)
  • Fewer scooters
  • Lime employees are also in the charging game
Bird...
PROS
  • Thousands of scooters everywhere, always a full load every night if you wanted it
  • Lighter & smaller scooters
  • more likely to be higher bounty
CONS
  • Non-existent support
  • App changes all the time
  • Stolen/lost scooters stay on app indefinitely without any filtering
  • Multiple types of scooters each with a mind of their own (some unlock, some don't, some leave the light on, some just die)
  • Scooters are damaged easily
  • No promotional emails or updates from Bird
  • Too few Mechanics, lots of damaged birds get left on the street, wasting me time scanning them.

Re: Which is better, Lime or Bird?

Posted: Fri Aug 31, 2018 8:09 am
by Nottinghaam
I've been charging for both as well and I agree with your comments. The only thing I would add is that I am able to make much more money with Bird than with Lime. I can regularly capture $11-$14 birds but it is extremely rare to harvest a lime over $6.

Re: Which is better, Lime or Bird?

Posted: Sun Oct 21, 2018 2:01 am
by DmpstrrrDvrrr
I like how the Limes light up green and have the digital mph display. I also like the fact that their beeping is not as annoying as Birds, but sometimes I can't get the Limes to stop beeping.

Re: Which is better, Lime or Bird?

Posted: Mon Dec 17, 2018 10:53 am
by TheBird
DmpstrrrDvrrr wrote:
Sun Oct 21, 2018 2:01 am
I like how the Limes light up green and have the digital mph display. I also like the fact that their beeping is not as annoying as Birds, but sometimes I can't get the Limes to stop beeping.
If only bird had these: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1Uv69lo ... ested=true

Re: Which is better, Lime or Bird?

Posted: Mon Dec 17, 2018 6:09 pm
by DaisyScooter
TheBird wrote:
Mon Dec 17, 2018 10:53 am
If only bird had these: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1Uv69lo ... ested=true
Took me awhile to figure out what this was. Looks like a digital read out for speed, battery, etc?
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Re: Which is better, Lime or Bird?

Posted: Tue Dec 18, 2018 7:48 pm
by humanbeing21
TheBird wrote:
Mon Dec 17, 2018 10:53 am
DmpstrrrDvrrr wrote:
Sun Oct 21, 2018 2:01 am
I like how the Limes light up green and have the digital mph display. I also like the fact that their beeping is not as annoying as Birds, but sometimes I can't get the Limes to stop beeping.
If only bird had these: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1Uv69lo ... ested=true
I was really excited about buying this until I followed the link and realized the order form is a Google doc. I then lost all confidence that I'd ever see the part. Bummer

Re: Which is better, Lime or Bird?

Posted: Wed Dec 19, 2018 11:40 am
by TheBird
DaisyScooter wrote:
Mon Dec 17, 2018 6:09 pm
Took me awhile to figure out what this was. Looks like a digital read out for speed, battery, etc?


Yeah, it's an electronic dashboard. All the info the app gets is displayed there. It's a small display, but a nice feature.

Re: Which is better, Lime or Bird?

Posted: Wed Dec 19, 2018 12:07 pm
by TheBird
humanbeing21 wrote:
Tue Dec 18, 2018 7:48 pm
I was really excited about buying this until I followed the link and realized the order form is a Google doc. I then lost all confidence that I'd ever see the part. Bummer

Here's another version for sale....again from Russia. Maybe we can start a crowdfund for someone to build them in the US?

https://www.ebay.com/i/123468555846?chn=ps

Re: Which is better, Lime or Bird?

Posted: Tue Dec 25, 2018 3:11 pm
by Louisvillegr
I like the birds bcus they are lighter and more of them but they start at $3 where as the Limes start at $5 every night! Both apps got a lot of bugs in them. You got scooters on there that are ghost!