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By Jared DiPane on 28 Jan 2012 10:17 am EST
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GasBuddy

You wouldn't mind driving an extra couple of minutes in order to get gas for say, 10 cents cheaper a gallon, would you? How many times have you filled up your car only to drive up the road and notice the lower pricing, and then calculate how much it would have saved you. GasBuddy, a popular BlackBerry application that allows you to find the best prices in your area, has just received an update bumping it up to version 2.6.3. This update brings a few warmly welcomed changes.

  • Better GPS tracking, more updates and quicker finding capabilities including the addition of Geolocation locating abilities.
  • Added approximate driving travel time from current location to station.
  • Added integration in the BlackBerry Maps App, "Gas Stations Nearby" in context menu.
  • Fixed freezing issues.
  • UI updates including cleaner icons and adjusted spacing.

Whether you are a current GasBuddy user or someone looking to try it out for the first time, be sure to grab this free download from the link below. A free application that helps you keep a couple extra bucks in your pocket when filling up your vehicle, how could you go wrong?

More information / download of GasBuddy 

24 comments

mssca

its free alright, but is this only for US?

guitarultimate

Works great for me in cannada too, and its not just toronto and Vancouver

q649

If it works were I live in New Brunswick, it must work everywhere in Canada!

thecsman

Works in Quebec too! Very handy application.

Barefoot_Kevin

So how is this better than Poynt?

rickkel

95% of the time Poynt's gas prices are wrong. I think they are fed by the gas stations themselves.

GasBuddy relies on people feeding the prices and they are usually spot on correct.

Barefoot_Kevin

Good enough for me to give it a spin. Tanks.

dimm0k

Thanks for the reply, I was wondering the same thing with Poynt!

thecsman

I think Poynt does not have the gas station feature in Canada.

tonyron227

It is better than Poynt because if you update a price with this app it will actually show the newest price update in Poynt. You cannot update prices through Poynt...

kevin620627

I like that longisland gas stations are shown above but it would been cooler to see Levittown.

mousii

I've been using the application for some time and indeed it is really easy to use. The above improvements were really necessary, especially the freezing. I highly recommend it to anybody that has a car.
Also it is fun (and easy) to report prices. You never know... One day you might win the free gas weekly prize.

ahamacher

Somehow I never even knew this existed. Thanks!

rickkel

I used to use the mobile website awhile ago, but when I saw there was an app, I was stoked. The app works great and includes gas stations on military bases if you can use them. Poynt doesn't do that.

rickkel

I used to use the mobile website awhile ago, but when I saw there was an app, I was stoked. The app works great and includes gas stations on military bases if you can use them. Poynt doesn't do that.

rickkel

I used to use the mobile website awhile ago, but when I saw there was an app, I was stoked. The app works great and includes gas stations on military bases if you can use them. Poynt doesn't do that.

Midnight Barbecue

I was prompted and updated to 2.6.3 a couple weeks ago. Is everyone else just getting it???

up488

I've had this for a couple of weeks as well and to those wondering, this works all across Canada.

Halifax Guy

Is it better than using the browser to access the site?

Harley Kid

I have used this app for years. i believe it updates prices quickly (about every 15 minutes i belive). the gps will help with the upgrade as well. very nice. Now to make sure BB is current ...

VanCity778

This is the number 1 app in my opinion.

NoseyNick

"If you spend 9 minutes of your time to save a dollar, you're working for less than minimum wage"
https://www.xkcd.com/951/
:-)