March 21, 2011 in Travel (E)
[prMac.com] Bristol, United Kingdom - In these tough economic times of high and rising fuel prices drivers are turning to new innovative products to help them get the most value for money from their motoring. The 'Fuel Economy Calculator' iPhone App (featured in The Sunday Times App List in the UK) addresses an often overlooked part of budgeting for your car - checking how efficiently your vehicle uses the fuel you put in.
Consumers are becoming quite adept at shopping around for the cheapest deal on fuel for their car, but these savings could be for nothing if their vehicle is using more fuel than it needs to. This is where the 'Fuel Economy Calculator' iPhone App comes in handy. A driver simply needs to enter some details when they fill up at the pump and over a couple of stops the App can work out how fuel efficient their car is. This helps identify any fuel efficiency problems the car may have, be that a mechanical issue or an issue as simple as there not being enough air in the tires.
The 'Fuel Economy Calculator' App doesn't stop at Fuel Economy. Based on the info entered into the App at fuel stops it can also tell the driver how much they spend on fuel in an average month, how far they travel in an average month and the average price they pay for fuel. And there's more, as Mic Wright of The Sunday Times in the UK says in his review, "You can keep track of multiple vehicles on this and it includes a 'journey cost calculator'. Another standout feature is that it will calculate fuel economy in mpg and gives you the option of imperial measurements. The app works by using figures from your car's odometer and is extremely accurate."
Measure the effect of changing driving style:
How a car is driven also impacts how much fuel it uses. With the 'Fuel Economy Calculator' App driving style can be adjusted and measured to see how much of a difference it makes to the vehicles fuel use. The perceived wisdom is slower is better, but how much better? Now it can be measured on a vehicle by vehicle basis.
As more people discover the 'Fuel Economy Calculator' the positive reviews on the App Store are mounting:
* iTunes Reviewer G.W gives the App 5 stars and says "Excellent - Easy to use, saves you money.".
* BigGslykid says "Just changed from a petrol to diesel, find this app very useful, must have if you want to monitor your fuel efficiency."
* iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
* Requires iOS 3.0 or later (iOS 4.0 Tested)
* 3.3 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Fuel Economy Calculator 1.2 is only $0.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available now worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Travel category.
Corbenic Consulting Ltd was formed in 2004 in England to provide IT consultancy services. The company has been producing Apps for the App Store since 2009, with a focus on providing Apps related to Automobiles. Copyright (C) 2011 Corbenic Consulting Ltd. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.