Mobile applications. Ohhh, how wonderful they can be…if you’re able find the right ones, that is. With an overwhelming amount of applications claiming to perform a limitless amount of tasks, from ordering pizza to solving the most complex business operations (perhaps finding the perfect pizza joint?), it’s easy to get lost in the mix. Numbers for total number of apps worldwide are hard to come by, but the Apple App Store (for apps that work on Apple devices) and Google Play (for apps that work on Android devices), are believed to be the two largest stores with over 800,000 apps apiece, according to Canalys. What’s more, there’s a continuous influx a new applications every day.
That’s why we thought we’d put together a list of the top 10 most useful mobile applications that make driving a lot easier and perhaps even a bit more fun. So, without further ado (and in no particular order), here they are:
1) GasBuddy - GasBuddy gives you the most comprehensive real time gas prices and help you find the cheapest prices in your area. This application report gas prices and get a chance to win free gas.
2) RepairPal - Whether it’s an auto emergency, a roadside breakdown, or just a small problem, RepairPal can help. The award winning RepairPal app tells you the right price to pay for your repair, finds you a great mechanic in the area, tracks all your repairs, and gives you one-touch access to roadside assistance.
3) Dynolicious – For the gearhead. Using the built-in capabilities of your iPhone, this app can measure stats such as acceleration (1/4 mile elapsed time, 1/4 trap speed), lateral g’s (current and peak), braking G’s (current and peak), horsepower (wheel and/or estimated crank), and friction circle (max g’s in 16 directions). Go to town.
4) Waze – This application is changing how we approach navigation. It’s the world’s largest community-based traffic and navigation app. Here you can join other drivers on the road in your area, working together towards a common goal: to outsmart traffic and get everyone the best route to work and back, every day. commute.
6) Crafstman Garage Door - Can’t remember if you closed your garage door? Need to open it to safely store a delivery? You can now use the Craftsman Garage Door iPhone app from anywhere to open and close your garage door. Catch: You need to invest in Crafstman’s $200 garage-door opening system. Measure the value.
7) Parkopedia - Born out of a frustration of looking for parking, teh creators of this app set out to map and list every parking space/structure in the world – and their rates. To date, Parkopedia has grown to cover over 38 million parking spaces in 52 countries around the world thanks to contributions from drivers like you.
8) SafeDriver - No news is good news for parents. With the Safe Driver app, parents (or businesses) will receive updates when a driver (or employee) exceeds whatever speed or acceleration set points you want them to stay below.
9) GasHog – GasHog allows you to enter the odometer reading, the amount of fuel added and the total cost every time you add fuel to calculate the fuel economy of your last tank, as well as your historical averages. Additionally, GasHog offers tips for improving the fuel economy of your vehicle.
10) XLR8 – This app is just downright fun, but we’ll just let the video below speak for itself,:
So what’re your thoughts? Do you us any great applications to help in your driving endeavors? Let us know below!