Quickly find house numbers when driving for Lyft, Uber, Uber Eats and Postmates

Have you ever tried to deliver food to someone via Uber Eats in the dark or pick up someone at their home for Lyft in the dark? If so, you’ll know that it’s difficult because it’s a pain in the butt to see the house numbers while driving down dark streets. Sure Lyft, Uber Eats, and Postmates provide a map with some rough indication as to what house this person lives in but really it’s never accurate.  So what do you do? Many people have found success by using third-party map apps such as HERE WeGo [Apple / Android] to help find the house numbers while driving.  But there are a few things you should know before you start using these out in the field and implement them in your daily driving to ensure the proper house location.  This post will tell you what you need to know to make sure you select a companion map app that will let you successfully find the house number when driving in the gig economy. 

How to view house numbers using HERE WeGo

When you’re arriving at your destination it’s important to find the exact address but many times the house doesn’t have adequate address labels on the front of the building. HERE WeGo seems to have the answer for this, follow these steps.

Screenshot of iPhone with HERE WeGo app running.
Here WeGo

It’s silly that this functionality isn’t built into the apps we use for rideshare and delivery but if you’re looking for a way to find the house number when you approach their house HERE WeGo seems to be the only app I can find that does this for me. It doesn’t work for you here are a few things to look for in an app like this:

• Make sure your companion map app lets you be located without pressing many buttons.  If it doesn’t, you’ll have trouble losing it up quick and finding where you are currently located. This is suppose to be easy and your customer may be waiting for you!

• Ensure your map solution has a way of zooming in quickly so you can see the house numbers. 

• Any good map app should let you switch between various “layers” or methods of seeing detail on the app. This is important because not all map views are created equal. 

While not necessary, some great bonus features of a great companion map app are the location of gas station locations, coffee shops (so you can go to the restroom) and parking lots so you can park and get some rest or take a quick walk when needed. 

Now that you know that apps like Here WeGo exists you’re ready to find the customers house without worrying if you missed it by a few houses!

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Jason Tucker

I'm Jason Tucker, by day I work as an IT director for a non-profit and on the weekends I drive for Lyft in the LA / OC markets here in California. I started writing about #gigeconomy stuff on Facebook and later on my personal website jasontucker.blog but found that this rideshare / gigeconomy content needed its own website. I started driving for 16 months now. Connect with me on any of these websites: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | WPwatercooler

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