Fuel Log Evo iOS - Track, Graph, Save Vehicle Fuel Usage and Costs

December 20, 2011 in Finance (E)

[prMac.com] Rome, Italy - Developer Olaf Greck today is pleased to announce Fuel Log Evo 3.5.35 for iOS, a maintenance update to his app that allows the user to conveniently track, save, and graph vehicle fuel usage and expenses. Supporting both imperial and metric systems of measure, it instantly provides: Date of Fill-Up, Odometer Reading, Units of Fuel, Fuel Cost/Unit, Total Cost for Fill-Up, Distance/Unit of Fuel and a user note. With three or more entries, the user may graph and calculate fuel efficiency over any chosen period of time. Fuel Log Evo is the evolution of Fuel Log with greater flexibility and a new screen design for its GUI.

Fuel Log Evo launches in portrait orientation to display the vehicle list. The app accommodates many different vehicles simultaneously. Each vehicle can be named, and in-application import and export to Google Spreadsheets is supported. All data may be kept redundantly on the device and on Google. The data can be send by Mail to any email address and the user can access the data from within iTunes on the computer. After entering the vehicles to be tracked, the user does a one-time setup in the preferences. Preference choices for display of units include: US Miles/Gallon, UK Miles/Gallon, Liters/100 Kilometers, Liters/10 Kilometers, and Kilometers/Liter. Also selectable is the degree of accuracy: Odometer (whole numbers only or one decimal place), Fuel measurement (two or three decimal places), and Cost (two or three decimal places). Data is always presented in the user choosen units, the units can be changed and Fuel Log Evo will convert the data immediately into the selected unit of measure, allowing for easy comparation between the possible units of measure.

To make an entry the user simply selects the appropriate vehicle and touches the gas pump icon. Fields appear with text labels on the vehicle page: Date, Odometer, Fuel (in units as specified in preferences), Distance/Unit of Fuel, Total Fuel Cost, and Fuel Cost/Unit. An on/off Full Tank switch allows the user to include only dates when the tank was filled in the subsequent calculations. New since Version 3.5 is the automatic calculation mode. The decimal divider (dot or comma, depending on local preferences) is placed for the user, speeding up number entry. After entering the odometer the user has to enter only two out of the three Fuel Amount, Total Cost and Unit Cost. The third field is calculated automatically by the app. A dedicated entry field is giving the user the possibility to record notes important for the refill. When returning to a previously entered refill the user can easily edit the entries. The automatic calculation mode will aid the user with recalculating the dependent field. All entries in the database may be viewed as a scrolling list on a separate page. Finally, Fuel Log Evo allows the user to display their data graphically. They can make a touch selection of a fixed period of time elapsed (last 10 days, last 3 months, 6 months, 1 year, or entire database), or may specify a start and end date for analysis. In addition to the Fuel Efficiency graph, all relevant numerical data for the period under consideration is displayed.

Feature Highlights:
* Record the money spent on vehicle fuel and the distance driven
* Analyze the costs over a selectable period of time
* Multiple vehicles can be tracked and the statistics can be compared
* Supported units of measure are Miles, Gallons (US/ imperial) and Liters
* Supported units for consumption include Miles/Gallon, Kilometers/Liter, Liter/100 Km and Liter/10 Km
* Data and entries can be send by Mail, accessed from iTunes on the Computer and can be exported and imported to/from Google Docs
* Graphical and numerical display of data

Fuel Log Evo has been rewritten to accommodate future updates. In particular, the app now supports more than one language. The current release supports English, German, Italian, and Portuguese, and the next release will support Spanish. Also new is a user feedback feature. With a solid user base dating back to 2008, the latest version will continue to safeguard receipts and data, while providing ongoing feedback on fuel costs and vehicle performance.

"I have taken over future development of the app from Pure Mass Communications," stated developer Olaf Greck. "It is now an open-source project, and I look forward to receiving user feedback and software suggestions."

Language Support:
* US English, German, Italian, Portuguese

Device Requirements:
* iPhone or iPod touch
* iOS 3.0 or later (iOS 5 tested)
* 2.4 MB

Pricing and Availability:
Fuel Log Evo 3.5.34 is regularly priced at $1.99 (USD) and is available exclusively through the App Store in the Finance category. Review copies are available upon request. Discounts for Educational Institutions are available.

Olaf Greck is a German living in Italy and works during the daytime as Senior Architect for mobile solutions. Living in sunny Rome he feeds two cats, while in his spare time he develops programs for the iPhone. Copyright (C) 2010. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone and iPod are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.


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