Brooklyn Park, MN, December 22, 2010- GasBuddy is pleased to announce the newest iPhone app designed to help users find the cheapest local gas prices, just as prices hit 15-month highs. Motorists looking for cheap gasoline can now find local gas prices and see real-time pricing on their iPhone devices.
The free-to-download application uses GPS and cellular triangulation technology to provide listings for gasoline stations, or alternatively, users may search via zip code or city. The Find Cheap Gas app has been very popular among motorists, having been downloaded over one million times in just a few months on other platforms. The app is designed to show the user local stations and their prices using information reported by GasBuddy spotters.
“Saving money at the pump is now easier than ever. With the mobility that smartphones provide, our new app will save motorists money at the pump immediately by showing them the cheapest stations in their area,” says Jason Toews, Co-Founder of GasBuddy. “We hope our app will be able to increase competition in areas as motorists have a powerful new app that enables them to make their purchase from the cheapest station, putting pressure on stations charging a higher price,” adds Patrick DeHaan, Senior Petroleum Analyst at GasBuddy.
The GasBuddy app also awards points to motorists who sign up for free to report prices. Spotters are awarded based on their level of participation and can enter to win a $250 gas card using the points awarded. GasBuddy gives away a $250 gas card every week.
The GasBuddy application is now available for free on iPhone, Android, and Windows handsets. GasBuddy also has a simple to use mobile website, m.gasbuddy.com, which is nearly identical in interface to the new app. The mobile site is available for everyone who has an internet browser on their device.
GasBuddy operates GasBuddy.com and over 200 local gasoline price-tracking websites that follow prices at over 125,000 gasoline stations in the United States and Canada.
GasBuddy also uses Facebook (facebook.com/gasbuddy) Twitter (twitter.com/gasbuddy), and phone apps to keep motorists ahead of changing gasoline prices. GasBuddy.com was named one of Time magazine’s 50 best websites and to PC World’s 100 most useful websites of 2008.