Lime goes app-less on scooters

Regular riders can more quickly start a scooter ride, micromobility firm says 
Mobility as a Service / March 30, 2021
By Ben Spencer
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Lime says riders can use Apple's App Clips and Android's Instant App to scan the scooter's QR Code (© Marlon Trottmann |

Lime is allowing riders to rent a scooter without downloading or even opening its app. 

In a blog post, Lime says riders can use Apple's App and Android's Instant App features to scan a scooter's QR code and start a ride using Apple Pay or Google Pay. 

Zach Kahn, senior product manager at Lime, says: “This new feature makes Lime more accessible to riders, including those who are new to our platform and haven’t downloaded our app yet."

"With app-less riding, new riders can try out our service without the process of downloading our app, and regular riders can cut out several steps to quickly start a ride. We know our riders are on the go and we want to get them on their way as seamlessly as possible."

Activity on Twitter also suggests the company is rolling out a delivery service:

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Lime has also set out to strengthen its scooter operations in Europe.

Last month, the micromobility firm joined an e-scooter coalition to aid the development of a policy framework that will support the transition to zero-emission urban mobility.

Elsewhere in the business, Lime is taking steps to improve its electric bike service in the UK. The company confirmed Pedal Me is now moving its e-bikes to parking zones and delivering them to service centres to ensure they are fully-charged for users. 

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