April 6, 2012 in Finance (E)
[prMac.com] American Fork, Utah - MileBug is the leading mileage log app for iPhone, and is also available on Android and Windows Phones (WP7). The Daily App Show has provided video reviews of each version and posted them on their website. Those wanting to track their deductible mileage, can now see MileBug in action before purchasing.
Popular on the iPhone and iPod touch, MileBug was released for the Android in the summer of 2010, and for Windows Phone 7 (WP7) in January 2012. GPS tracking was added to the iPhone version in the summer of 2011 and launched with the first WP7 version in January 2012.
When adding a new trip, select "GPS Tracking" under the odometer readings on the Add Trip screen. This will slide on a Map View and show your current location. Simply tap "Start Tracking". You can return to Add Trip and fill in the rest of the information, save it, and even leave MileBug to open other apps. As long as MileBug is running in the background (which it does by default), it's tracking your trip. GPS tracking not yet available in the Android version.
Full Path GPS Tracking is in the full version only. MileBug Lite GPS is only "as the crow flies" and does not include map display.
Back in 2008, just 2 weeks after the iPhone SDK was announced, plans were started for the development of MileBug. It eventually went live in the App Store on August 25th, 2008 as one of only 2500 apps then available in the store.
Over the past 3 years, MileBug has enjoyed some recognition:
1) Windows version hit #4 in Business, March 2012
2) Android version hit #14 in Finance, March 2012
3) iPhone version hit #9 in Finance, April 2012
4) In January 2010, MileBug was highlighted in the What's Hot section of 57 App Stores worldwide.
5) Also in January 2010, MileBug rose to be the #1 Finance app in Ecuador and #2 Finance app in the United States.
6) Featured in the Apple's WorldWide Developers' Conference (WWDC) banners both in 2009 and 2010.
7) The MileBug logo appeared in the front window display of the Apple stores in San Francisco and Salt Lake City.
To make next year's taxes that much easier, and the tax returns that much larger, MileBug is a mile tracker app that helps those driving their own vehicles for business, or other reasons receive their reimbursement and/or tax deduction. From small to big business, from realtors to direct sales consultants, MileBug continues to serve those needing a mileage tax break.
"I have used this now for a year and it has been a lifesaver." - customer review
"As a realtor, I am always going somewhere. This program makes it extremely easy to track my miles for tax purposes." - customer review
"Milebug saves you time and money; and is a MUST have for any business owner." - iReviewiPhoneApps
In the U.S., the IRS business rate for 2012 is 55.5 cents/mile. MileBug helps people track their miles and provides emailed reports for easy submission to employers, accountants, and the IRS.
"MileBug is a mileage tracker for your iPhone or iPod touch that makes it super easy to ... track your mileage. This is great if you need to report your mileage to your boss ... the [IRS] ... or for any personal reasons." - AppStoreApps
"In my job, I need a way to track mileage for work trips around town. MileBug does a great job of providing a really simple (and IRS friendly) method of tracking my trip logs. I really like how I can export the reports to email for reimbursement and reporting." - The Apple Blog
Inside the MileBug app is an option to select kilometers instead of miles. From within the Presets, users can define custom rates for business, charity, medical, and other categories. If you get one rate from your employer for reimbursement, and another rate from the IRS for your side business, you simply create two different business rates.
Pricing and Availability:
MileBug for iPhone, Android, and WP7 is $2.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide through the Apple App Store and Google Play in the Finance category, and Windows Marketplace in the Business category.
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