App: Map Gas – WIP

This week I am starting the (non-working) front end design for an app that I would find useful.  With so many apps out there already, what do you do?  I don’t use apps like some of the younger generations do.  So, I tried to focus on something that I WOULD use.

I travel (drive) a lot.  And when you drive a lot, you need gas.  Sure there a lot of apps out there that show you gas prices and even ones that track your fuel.  But what is missing is an app that you can plan your trip in a GPS, have it track your avearage fuel consupmtion (prior to your trip) and plan for you to stop at a gas station with in a certain radius at the cheapest gas station in that area.  You would be able to input your car’s make/model/engine specs and even the grade of gas you perfer.

Example:

2011 Audi A3 2.0L, hold 12 gallons, uses 93 octane

point A (starting point): Raleigh, NC

point B (ending point): Oak Island, NC

currently have 1/2 tank of gas.

App would suggest that you can make it to Kenansville with about 40 miles to go before runing out.  It would tell you that the shell station off the exit is the cheapest in the area for 93.  It will also give you a before and after this stop suggestion incase you want to push on farther or stop sooner.  If there is no station past it’s suggestion it will warn you to stop before with its suggestion being that last option in the trip with your current settings.

Once you fill up, you tell it how many gallon you put in and it will recalculate your trip.

App Design in progess:

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