Not Logged In Log In   Sign Up   Points Leaders
Follow Us    12:23 PM

Message Forum - Read Message

Category: Talk back to us! > Topics Add to favorite topics   Post new topicPost New Topic
Author Topic: What's the official thinking about price ages on mobile apps? Back to Topics
CampKohler

Champion Author
Sacramento

Posts:13,209
Points:2,097,930
Joined:May 2007
Message Posted: Jul 9, 2013 4:30:15 PM

At my site, prices age out at 24 (week days) or 36 hours (weekends). A particular station had been erroneously reported to have diesel, but had aged off the price lists 7 hours ago when last viewed. Now the MGP map still shows a diesel price, which is the (puzzling) norm as the full site currently operates.

Because the app displays the ages of prices, it could work out when a price is OLD. Obviously it is happy with showing a 31-hour-old price even though the full site has rendered the same price invisible. If there is a good reason to limit full site prices to 24 hours, should not the same reasoning apply to the app? What is the scheme for price ageing with respect to apps?

REPLIES (newest first) Post a Reply
Profile Pic
scoutmaster
Champion Author Pittsburgh

Posts:98,287
Points:3,906,690
Joined:Mar 2003
Message Posted: Jul 11, 2013 6:59:54 AM

Not all sites age out the same. Scranton, PA is 48 hrs on weekdays and 60 hrs on weekends. Pittsburgh use to be 36 hrs on weekdays and 48 hrs on weekends. Now Pittsburgh is 24 hrs on weekdays and 36 hrs on weekends.

The map on the full site seems to show prices outside the 24/36 hour time range as does the app on my Android while the price board doesn't show these prices. It also appears my FSL has prices listed as last updated 1 day ago but they don't show up on the price board nor the map on the full site.

It appears this is all out of sync.
Post a reply Back to Topics