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One of the best buddies a driver can have

  • May 31, 2011
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This app is the shizzle and has saved me quite a few times.  When I'm running out of gas while on the road and my old standby of Costco isn't nearby, this is the app that I consult.  Not only does it show nearby gas stations on a map or list, but it also shows the prices, which you can sort by type and from lowest to highest.

Take a look:

(And yes, those are the actual prices of gas in San Francisco!)

For those wondering how the app gets the prices, here's the cool part -- the pricces are GasBuddy community-reported.  Of the handful of times that I've used this app, it's been up-to-date.  App users have a choice of using the app with or without signing up for an account.  One does not need an account to search for gas prices, but one is necessary to enter prices.  What do people get for entering gas prices besides the satisfaction of having helped others?  They also get entered into a contest to win, appropriately, gas.

The concept and current state of this app is already pretty darn awesome.  Here are some things that would be cool to see in the future though:
  • Business hours of the gas stations
  • The ability to call the gas station from the app
  • The ability to sort and filter gas stations chains and names (for those who prefer or loath certain chains)

All in all, this is an overall very helpful money-saving app.  I also think that it's very cool that a lot of the gas prices are actually provided by the GasBuddy community.  Thanks a bunch to the folks who do that!
One of the best buddy a driver can have

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January 12, 2012
I find that the best priced shops are usually the most crowded. This is fine if you have the time to wait in line.
June 04, 2011
"This app is the shizzle" is my new saying.
June 07, 2011
Hahahaha, have fun with that, my friend-izzle!
June 02, 2011
Thanks Debbie! Safeway/Vons also has cheap gas and you get to save 3 cents off the listed price if you're a member! It ROCKS..Business hours on the gas app would be great, especially in the City ;p
June 02, 2011
I don't think we have Vons around here, but I had no idea that there were Safeways with gas! And yup, that's when the business hours would come in handy, and if those aren't there, then being able to call the gas station would be great.... :P
June 03, 2011
Maybe even which ones have bathrooms with bars that won't open after 6p LOL....
June 01, 2011
Well done. Remember, the gas station with the best prices is more likely to have bigger waiting queues. If you are in a hurry, pay the higher price at the station without a big line. There are other ways to save money like proper inflating of the tires, traveling side roads instead of negotiating stop/go traffic and braking well before the light very slowly so that you are still moving by the time the light changes color.
June 01, 2011
Thanks, Joe! Agreed, the Costco around me is actually a little out of the way, so I only schedule to go there when it's convenient, otherwise, I'd be wasting gas driving there and it'd be counterproductive. I also try to only go early in the morning or late at night to avoid the lines. And thanks for the interesting tips on ways to save gas :)
May 31, 2011
ahhhh....nice one, Dev. For some reason when I saw 'gas buddy' I thought of something else...but never mind. (me making fun of myself LOL!)
May 31, 2011
Well, I guarantee you that there's an app for that ;)
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When I'm not Lunching, I'm a jeweler, and an all around, self-proclaimed web geek. My passions include social media, the interweb, technology, writing, yoga, fitness, photography, jewelry, fashion, … more
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