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realityrx82

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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2013 6:20:47 AM

When will the Fuel Logbook be added to the Android app? I really dislike saving my receipts until I get home and hope to remember to record the information.
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cnygas
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Message Posted: Sep 20, 2013 4:07:59 PM

I use a google drive spreadsheet that is in the template section called "Fuel Consumption By Robert" It calculates a lot of important information for both between fill ups and totals. It also has charts and graphs for this information. It has a trip calculator as well. If you have the google drive app on your smart phone you can easily enter the information before driving away. The fields are Driven Distance (calculated for you),Gallons used, Gallon Price, Cost per Tank, MPG (Calc), Usage Gal/100Mi (calc), Cost per Mile (calc)
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TxJeans
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Message Posted: Sep 1, 2013 5:25:07 PM

KathrynOKC - I would rather pay for an app that has "adds" (additional features) than just to get rid of "ads" ;-)
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There is a fuel log, you just have to go to the full site as Gas_Buddy indicated. Most smart phones/tablets can access the full site just fine.
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There would not be points for tracking your fuel usage - at least I hope not. I see no need to change the current points system.
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Gas_Buddy
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Message Posted: Sep 1, 2013 4:12:37 PM

KathrynOKC:

"I would pay for an app that does not have the adds, because it is set up so I hit those when trying to add prices by accident.
If you can log miles and purchased gas to see our MPG that would be great as well I currently use Car Care for mine but I would love to get points etc."

Are you saying that you would pay for a fuel log app that doesn't have adds? Not knowing what type of mobile device you use but there are many fuel logbooks for the iPhone that have no adds, some are free app and some are paid apps.

If you're saying you'd pay for a Gas Buddy app without ads, Gas Buddy management has said there are no current plans for a pay-to-us website or app, and they have said that the current plan is that the apps be (more or less) as simple as possible rather than bloated with features, thus a fuel logbook on the app doesn't seem imminent.

You can, of course, access the full website from your mobile device's browser to log your fuel and miles, see your "MPG", etc. However, even if you had a paid app, I don't see that you'd get points for logging your miles or gas purchases.

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KathrynOKC
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Message Posted: Sep 1, 2013 10:52:39 AM

I would pay for an app that does not have the adds, because it is set up so I hit those when trying to add prices by accident.
If you can log miles and purchased gas to see our MPG that would be great as well I currently use Car Care for mine but I would love to get points etc
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scoutmaster
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Message Posted: Aug 30, 2013 6:15:15 AM

"My only complaint is about the cacophony of negative reactions from a subset of forum participants whenever any substantive change is suggested for the app."

That's usually because those who want everything contribute nothing, Byte_Doctor. Not you but many others.
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Byte_Doctor
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Message Posted: Aug 29, 2013 10:34:26 PM

Never said I wanted one-stop-shopping, nor that I wanted everything for free. I am willing to and have paid for quality apps, and am willing to use ad-supported apps like GasBuddy (thereby paying for what I receive in that manner). My only complaint is about the cacophony of negative reactions from a subset of forum participants whenever any substantive change is suggested for the app. I already have bought a fuel logbook app for the iPhone, but if GB added one I'd likely use it because of the convenience of integration (if done right) with the GB price reporting app.

Clearly, there is demand for additions to the app, and I feel confident that well-designed, targeted additions can make the GB app even better than it is today without cluttering it up, getting in the way of other features, or "bloating" it.
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scoutmaster
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Message Posted: Aug 29, 2013 7:52:01 AM



Sure it would be nice to have "one stop shopping" but since there isn't quit complaining and go download one. There are many out there!

Everyone wants everything for free!
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Byte_Doctor
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Message Posted: Aug 29, 2013 7:41:25 AM

"Part of the concern is that the feature you think fits well with mobile devices, such as the fuel logbook, may not be the same as what others think fit well with mobile devices, such as reading news stories, or social networking (discussions), or on-line surveys.

If you suggested adding a one-click link to the full website (discussed in another thread and which kwzh made a good improvement over a suggestion of mine), that would be different."

Actually, what I see is a bunch of folks who are resistant to change of any kind in the app, which just seems odd to me. Just as odd as those that think that the full website on a mobile device is a viable alternative to a well-designed addition to the app.
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Gas_Buddy
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Message Posted: Aug 28, 2013 5:41:25 PM

Byte_Doctor:

"...I don't understand the resistance to adding features to the app that fit well with mobile devices, such as the fuel log book."

Part of the concern is that the feature you think fits well with mobile devices, such as the fuel logbook, may not be the same as what others think fit well with mobile devices, such as reading news stories, or social networking (discussions), or on-line surveys.

If you suggested adding a one-click link to the full website (discussed in another thread and which kwzh made a good improvement over a suggestion of mine), that would be different.
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TxJeans
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Message Posted: Aug 28, 2013 7:16:41 AM

The fuel log book is one thing that maybe would fit well, though I would like to see a bit more work on fixing the price reporting issues first and maybe bringing the apps closer into alignment w/ each other.
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Byte_Doctor
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Message Posted: Aug 28, 2013 7:14:21 AM

"the app is not intended to duplicate the Web site."

While that may be true, I don't understand the resistance to adding features to the app that fit well with mobile devices, such as the fuel log book.
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kwzh
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Message Posted: Aug 28, 2013 12:59:46 AM

thirstyV8suv, it's not likely to be implemented; the app is not intended to duplicate the Web site.
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thirstyV8suv
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Message Posted: Aug 27, 2013 6:31:31 PM

Count me in as another GasBuddy looking forward to the fuel log book feature on the mobile app (except I'm using iphone).
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kwzh
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Message Posted: Aug 21, 2013 11:25:39 PM

That's a nice workaround, too. I don't have a smartphone myself, so I don't know how it compares against loading the browser, in terms of convenience.
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Gas_Buddy
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Message Posted: Aug 21, 2013 11:59:47 AM

Like kwzh, I don't see what the problem is about saving receipts. It's not as if there were that many a day you're putting in your pocket.

At worse, simply take a photo of your receipt with your phone's camera and odometer and transfer the information at your convenience.
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kwzh
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Message Posted: Aug 21, 2013 12:41:12 AM

I guess I don't see "saving receipts until I get home" as being something to dislike. I have lots of notes that I write to myself; some of them are GasBuddy related, some are not. I just process them when I have time and opportunity.
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Jawbonz
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2013 12:41:28 PM

CMR Pro is the app I use.
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Jawbonz
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2013 11:51:01 AM

I use a vehicle maintenance app to track my vehicle work, which also has the feature to log fill-ups, giving me cost, average mpg, etc.
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TxJeans
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2013 7:29:53 AM

No need to wait for them to add it, or to get home to enter: fire up your browser on your SMART phone. Heck, I can even do it on my "feature phone". Or, you can find other APPS specifically for fuel logs.

I don't think there are plans any time soon to add the fuel log to the APP.

There was a recent thread just a ways down the first page here:
Gasbuddy website: Suggeset Gas Buddy Improvement: Topic: Fuel Logbook on mobile app
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