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Los Angeles

Joined:May 2007
Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 11:15:00 AM

Proposed improvements to the fuel log book:
Service reminders:
I'd like the fuel log book to remind me when I need a tire rotation or other service.
I picture it would work this way: I set the mileage when I want the reminder, and as I buy fuel and approach that mileage, the fuel logbook either emails me or opens a pop-up.
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Champion Author Akron

Joined:Apr 2011
Message Posted: Dec 12, 2012 7:14:49 AM

I don't use the GasBuddy fuel logbook myself, but I could see adding it to the app as a nice improvement.

As I posted in another thread, the "access the full website using the browser" approach is that the full website is difficult to use on a smaller mobile device screen. If done well, the fuel logbook would be much more usable in the app than on the full website using a smartphone.

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Champion Author Maryland

Joined:Aug 2004
Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 11:38:59 PM

"access to the logbook via phone app would be nice too!"

While I don't disagree being able to access the fuel logbook wouldn't be useful while filling up at a gas station, you can easily access the full website using the browser on your phone and not only access the logbook but access all features of the full website.

The limitations of the app, in my opinion, are so that the primary purpose of the website (learning fuel prices while on the go, and posting fuel prices for the benefit of your fellow members) can be accomplished in an easy to use manner. Members wanting to do "everything" the full website has to offer can do so simply by using other, readily available, options.
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Rookie Author Baton Rouge

Joined:Nov 2012
Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 7:08:59 AM

access to the logbook via phone app would be nice too!
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Champion Author Pittsburgh

Joined:Mar 2003
Message Posted: Dec 5, 2012 6:06:10 AM

I agree with kwzh. Service reminders are up to the individual owner.
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Champion Author San Jose

Joined:Jul 2001
Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 11:50:37 PM

It seems to me that there's no need for the GasBuddy system to know or care what service is required, because a simple "alarm clock" implementation should work fine. The user can specify a (mileage, message) pair -- or, better yet, a (mileage, date, message) triple, and receive the reminder when it triggers. It would be up to the user to set the message to something meaningful like "rotate tires" or "change oil".
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Champion Author Sacramento

Joined:May 2007
Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 7:02:00 PM

This suggestion has been added to the Suggestion Tracking List as a new subject.
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Champion Author Maryland

Joined:Aug 2004
Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 1:50:59 PM


You're essentially asking not for an improvement to the fuel log book but for a maintenance log book.

You want the log to remind you when you need tire rotation "or other service".
What other service are you looking for, so that that the developers have an idea what you'd like included. Are you asking that an updated log book replicate what's listed in your owner's manual, or are you asking for a more or less comprehenisve list?
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 11:35:51 AM


Thanks for the suggestion.

We will forward this feedback along to our development team for future consideration. We're always working on improving the service, and feedback is the best way for us to know what users want out of the site and applications.

- Ryan (RD)
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