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RichWLIN

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Message Posted: Jun 23, 2013 9:25:20 AM

A pop-up window in the GB app asking to share GasBuddy with friends seems to be a recently added feature in the latest version. At least, this is the first time I’ve seen it. How does this work?
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RichWLIN
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Message Posted: Jul 8, 2013 6:40:04 AM

"I would imagine it is something like an app version of Tell A Friend"

That's what I thought too. It seems harmless enough. Why do you suppose there has been no moderator reply to this question?
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CampKohler
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Message Posted: Jul 8, 2013 12:48:03 AM

I saw it today for the first time. I just skipped it. I would imagine it is something like an app version of Tell A Friend.
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RichWLIN
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Message Posted: Jul 1, 2013 7:21:02 AM

Still no answer from a moderator after more than a week?
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MARIOWERX
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 12:03:58 PM

I think no-one else posts while driving and reads the forums.
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RichWLIN
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Message Posted: Jun 26, 2013 7:57:19 AM

I'm assuming that no one else has seen this yet? And, we still haven't heard back from a moderator either?
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RichWLIN
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Message Posted: Jun 23, 2013 5:29:38 PM

Yes, I still have an Android phone; although, I recently upgraded to a Motorola Droid Razr Maxx HD. The Android version is 4.1.2 and I have the 2.24 version of the GasBuddy app.

I believe that I saw an update come in for the app recently but I've been very busy so I can't say if it happened before or after the pop-up window?

RG

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Message Posted: Jun 23, 2013 12:52:19 PM

Rich has an Android. I have and Android phone as well but haven't noticed this yet.
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Gas_Buddy
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Message Posted: Jun 23, 2013 12:46:14 PM

This pop-up window has not appeared on the iPhone as a several minutes ago.

For reference, what phone/operating system is the pop-up appearing on?

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RichWLIN
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Message Posted: Jun 23, 2013 9:26:40 AM

Follow-up:

I was sitting at a stoplight about to enter prices for a station at the corner when a rather large window opened up obscuring the GB screen. I’ll have to paraphrase here, but it said something to the effect “Would you like to share GasBuddy with your friends?” Yes or No were the two options.

My first reaction was to close the window as it was a bit intrusive under my current circumstances; however, I paused thinking that I really don’t mind at all sharing GB with my friends but just not right now. I entered No. Maybe an “Ask me later” option would be appropriate?

I wonder what would have happened had I entered “Yes”? Was the app going to access my address book and automatically offer GB to my friends? Or, are other options presented? Is it really feasible to address this in a mobile app while traveling? I wonder if anyone else has noticed this, and if not would ask a moderator to elaborate as to what happens if answering “Yes”?

RG

[Edited by: RichWLIN at 6/23/2013 9:28:13 AM EST]
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