By New Potato Technologies, Inc.
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Save Gas, Save Money, Help the Environment
It doesn’t matter what kind of car you drive, MyMPG can help you save gas and put hundreds of dollars in your pocket in no time at all. It should pay for itself at your first fill-up.
MyMPG is a remarkably intelligent iPhone application that teaches you how to make small changes in your driving that turn into big savings at the pump. It teaches you how to change the way you drive and then it helps you see how well you are doing. The extra bonus! When you use less gas, you are helping the environment.
You use MyMPG in two ways:
First, start the MyMPG app before you start to drive. Sit your iPhone in a cup holder or on the console so that you can keep an eye on it. As you start to drive, the App power bar will glow red and it will make a sound whenever you are wasting gas. Just try to avoid the red zone and quite the beeps by driving smoother. Then, log your gas purchases as you fill up. The log displays will let you know how much you are saving.
If you change how you use the accelerator for just a few seconds during each driving minute, you can save a lot of gas. Tests performed by Edmunds.com in 2006 show that changing your driving habits can improve your fuel economy by as much as 35 percent. That means that many of us can save up to $650 a year if we simply change the way that we drive.
MyMPG was invented to help you claw back $250 to $500 per year. It does this by gently reminding you and teaching you to drive smother. To make sure you get the results you want, it calculates how much you are saving so you know that you can prove that you are making the planet a little greener when you drive.
MyMPG uses advanced technology in the iPhone and Touch to sense acceleration and to let you know when you are wasting gas. Just open the MyMPG application and then start driving. The App sends out a sound and provides a display that reminds you when you are wasting gas. When you hear the tone, just ease off on the accelerator or the brakes a little.
You’ll be able to see how you are doing and how much you are saving if you use MyMPG at the pump. Just enter your odometer reading and fuel purchase information. It is hard to believe that such a small change in driving techniques can make such a big difference, but it’s true. MyMPG lets you see how you are doing on a graph that tracks your average over time. It also provides details of your fuel consumption and costs. You can manage and review data for several different vehicles.
Using MyMPG will make an impact not only by shrinking your cost, but also by helping you reduce your environmental impact. Gasoline is a non-renewable resource and by using less you are taking an important step to help the environment. If we inspire 100,000 users to save 100 gallons this year, that adds up to a savings of 10 million gallons of gas every year!
• Displays and sounds teach you how to save gas while you are driving
• Intuitive User Interface
• Manage up to four vehicles
• Attractive graphical display of fuel usage
• Ability to track your MPG as it improves
What's New in Version 1.1
Corrections for Metric
Ability to view gas log and delete entries
Date entry for adding older fill ups.
Save gas by driving smoothly
This app is designed to help you avoid hard acceleration and braking whenever possible. In tests, frequent bursts of acceleration and braking reduce the fuel efficiancy by 2 to 3 mpg. Once up to speed on the highway, maintain a steady pace in top gear. Smooth acceleration, cornering, and braking also extend the life of the engine, transmission, brakes, and tires. I think much of the confusion would be avoided if the developers were to add a help section that instructed users on how to properly place their iPhone and how to use it while driving. Also the stats section should give you more options on what time frame you look at. I don't want to wait for two months to start observing the affect on my driving.
I've had this app for quite awhile now, and it worked good until recently it just crashes all the time. Now it's basically pointless since it won't even open up. I could reinstall but that would delete a years worth of data. So until they fix the crashing don't bother. Otherwise good app
I just use it as a log at each fill up and it works great. The meter that measures how you drive is useless.
- Category: Lifestyle
- Updated: Oct 27, 2009
- Version: 1.1
- Size: 0.4 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: New Potato Technologies, Inc.
- © 2009 New Potato Technologies, Inc.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 3.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.