Someone make a gas app!

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by 61132, Aug 5, 2008.

  1. 61132 Guest

    Oct 31, 2005
    I'm shocked this has not been done yet. An app to find the cheapest gas in the area, like the gas widget that is available for OS X. Come on, someone make an app with location awareness and map integration!
  2. doobs macrumors regular

    Jul 19, 2008
    The WHERE app has a gps enabled gas station finder widget that tells you the gas prices at each station. It does not list every station in the area, but is as good as I can find at the moment. I agree that a cheap gas app specifically for that purpose would be really nice.
  3. 61132 thread starter Guest

    Oct 31, 2005
    I have no clue how to program something like that, and too busy with work and school to try to figure it out, hahaha
  4. Daiden macrumors 6502a


    Feb 25, 2007
    Chicago, IL
    Right, that's why it hasn't been made. People are too busy with other things.
  5. Michael CM1 macrumors 603

    Feb 4, 2008
    From what I can tell, most such things on Web sites aren't all that great because there's no big network of gas prices that the vast majority of places report to. Why? I haven't a clue. That's what is needed first before an app is developed to do such a thing.
  6. Small White Car macrumors G4

    Small White Car

    Aug 29, 2006
    Washington DC
    Why would they? That's like asking why there's no big network of hamburger prices. Why would anyone do that?

    The sites that are out there now post user-submitted prices, I think. That's how they work.

    I would (at the moment) just use those websites on the iPhone. It might be worth e-mailing them all and asking them if they're developing an iPhone app. That's the quickest way to get one: have an existing site make an app of their already-existing web page.

    If they get enough questions about it they may decide it's worth the effort.
  7. Ntombi macrumors 68040


    Jul 1, 2008
    Bostonian exiled in SoCal
    I use Where for that. It's fast, uses GasBuddy info, and it's been perfect every time I've used it. :)

    I only use Where for gas and Starbucks, and it works for both of those, but I can't speak to the other parts of the app.
  8. Justinerator macrumors 6502


    Jun 26, 2007
    Redondo Beach, CA
    I would, but I'm busy with work and school and I already know Costco generally has the cheapest gas ;)
  9. 61132 thread starter Guest

    Oct 31, 2005
    I don't know about CA, but here in VA, Costco gas is like the plague. Many people have had problems with water and particle contamination.
  10. jwflutterby macrumors regular

    Jul 9, 2008
  11. Doctor Q Administrator

    Doctor Q

    Staff Member

    Sep 19, 2002
    Los Angeles
    Finding the cheapest gas is worth real money every time. I did my own survey of gas stations in my area and found that the station that is cheapest one week may not be the cheapest the next week. Picking the cheapest one over the most expensive one in the area can save a few dollars every time I fill up.
  12. Ashyukun macrumors 6502

    Jul 19, 2008
    Actually what I think would be more useful (since there are already apps that allow you to search GasBuddy for prices nearby) is an app that is just a front-end for the price entry field on GasBuddy. That way it would be a lot easier for people who are out and about to just pull it up and punch in the prices for the gas stations they see on the go. Of course, having one where you could look up the prices in the same app would make sense too.
  13. hookem12387 macrumors 6502

    Sep 30, 2007
    Austin, Texas
    Ooo this would be nice! Though I often wonder if its worth the hassle to save $1.50 (15 gallon tank, 10 cent difference)
  14. hotsauce macrumors 6502a

    Sep 7, 2005
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    Been using Costco gas for several years now. no problem whatsoever. By using Amex Business card, I get 5% back too.

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