GasBuddy Unveils Cheap Gas App

Published in CSP Daily News

iPhone application designed to show local stations, prices using spotters' reports

BROOKLYN PARK, Minn. -- GasBuddy has announce the newest iPhone app designed to help users find the cheapest local gasoline prices. Motorists looking for cheap gasoline can now find local 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 gas stations, or alternatively, users may search via zip code or city.

The Find Cheap Gas app has been very popular among motorists, the company said, having been downloaded more than one million times in just a few months [image-nocss] 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," said Jason Toews, co-founder of Brooklyn Park, Minn.-based 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," added 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 gasoline card using the points awarded. GasBuddy gives away a $250 gasoline card every week.

The GasBuddy application is now available for free on iPhone, Android and Windows handsets. GasBuddy also has a mobile website, m.gasbuddy.com, which is nearly identical in interface to the new app. The mobile site is available for anyone who has an internet browser on their device.