Everytime we record an episode of The iPhone Podcast, Justin Luey and I come up with some App Store ‘picks of the week’. Every single time we continue to surprise each other with noteworthy apps. This time around, it’s GasBuddy, which helps you find cheap gas prices. Hey, who doesn’t like to save money?
Find the cheapest gas on the go â€“ for free! In one click, locate gas stations near you and see their current gas prices. Never overpay for gas again.
For every gas price reported, youâ€™ll earn points toward prize give-away entries. We give away a $250 gas gift card every week.
GasBuddy is a community of users working together to update gas prices â€“ help everyone save on gas!
Gas prices for USA and Canada only.
GasBuddy is one of those apps that takes advantage of crowdsourcing (like Localmind) and , but this time it’s for gas prices. It will use your location to find the nearest gas stations and prices are listed by distance and on a map. Stations such as Petro Canada, Shell, Esso, and Chevron have their respective logos. I gave GasBuddy a quick test and it worked great listing the gas stations in my area. The app is clear, simple, and works exactly as described. I’ve found a new friend deserving of my precious iPhone homescreen.
The next update will include the ability to ‘favourite’ stations, and filter stations by distance, brand, and time reported. I can’t wait.
With summer approaching, gas prices are expected to rise as usual. Prices are hovering around $1.35/L in Vancouver. I can see that climbing to $1.50 this summer. How much is gas in your area right now?
GasBuddy is FREE. Click here to download.