Keep an eye on your car running costs with Petrol Usage Tracker for BlackBerry 10

Petrol Usage Tracker BlackBerry 10
By James Richardson on 11 Mar 2014 02:23 pm EDT
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Brought to use by S4BB, Petrol Usage Tracker for BlackBerry 10 smartphones won't be of use to everyone, however, if you're not a business user but would like to keep an eye on how many miles/kilometers you are getting from your car this is a great way of doing so. 

The 'Built for BlackBerry' app isn't new into BlackBerry World, but I did need to point out to the developers that here in the UK we fill up using liters and not gallons. So they updated the app for me - sweet!

The idea here is just as the name suggests. Each time you go to the petrol pump you input your current mileage, amount you top up and the total price you paid. There is a 'Full Top Up' box which is ticked by default, so if you don't fill up your tank completely you can uncheck this feature. 

And so it goes on each time you fill up with gas. As you'll see in the images below (along with entering the model of car you have upon first use) you are presented with all the facts you need. Tapping the home tab or swiping to the right will give you access to a list of your top ups. You can edit these as well as share (via your BlackBerry Hub) if you need to and the greens and white on the black background looks beautiful. 

In addition, Petrol Usage Tracker has a nice Active Frame so at a glance you can view your average consumption. As well as the average Joe, this one is the perfect application for company car drivers who need to record their mileage for various reasons. It's pretty spot on if you ask me and a superb tool to have in your BlackBerry 10 arsenal. 

Give it a go and let us know what you think? It's available for all BlackBerry 10 devices and free to download. 

Features:

  • Profile management
  • Average consumption
  • Average expenses
  • Native BlackBerry 10 Interface

More information/Download Petrol Usage Tracker for BlackBerry 10

32 comments

Drpepper99uk

Nice, shame it don't help with the rising costs of petrol and diesel here in the U.K though!!!

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highoctane74

This is great. I usually keep track on paper on long trips.

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TheStrider

Been using it for a while. I'd like to see an account system in place, to avoid losing stats after a device wipe. Otherwise it's great!

Sulfuric

Or just a way to backup to the SD card. The fewer online accounts the better. You know, the whole tinfoil hat digital footprint thing.

Prem WatsApp

With you there. I wear mine sometimes, but it's got a few holes...

"No Q10?" -> "Buy from Chen... "

s4bb

bbmina is right, there is an "Export CSV" function in the action menu inside your "Top Ups" list. You can use that to export all top ups into a CSV file which can be opened with Excel for example.

Our plans going forward is to introduce an "Import CSV" function too which will basically allow you to get your data back in automatically. We're not there yet, but we're working hard to get that out to you.

s4bb

Quick update here: The latest version just released 2 days ago now also support importing CSV data. Feel free to check it out :)

TheStrider

I went ahead and made the $0.99 purchase, to show my support.

bbmtna

I brought this up to them when they featured it on their channel and they showed me an export to csv option.
In your left menu tap top ups.
Then tap your overflow (three dots) and select export.

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Anovascular

I use Fuelly.com for fuel tracking. It would be nice if this application integrated with Fuelly.

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johnnyuk

Fuelly has an Android app you can download and install using Snap or 1Mobile Market if you have BlackBerry 10.2.1.x on your phone.

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Pistooli

Thanks for the heads up. I am going to install it and give it a try.

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Sulfuric

Nice App, I like how it also shows consumption as L/100. Although there doesn't seem to be a way to do multiple profiles/cars.

s4bb

Multi-Car support is coming in the next update. It's the top priority for us!

Please stay tuned for the next update! :)

j_the_p

Suzuki Swift

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andrewmcwhirter

I use Fuelly.Com. They have a mobile optimized website and you don't have to worry about losing your stats.

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tommo7788

dont get it.... i fill up, drive till its empty, then put some more in

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EagleStephen

I use Fuel Traqker (from the same Dev as Battery Guru) and find it very good. The feature I really like is the graph display which goes right back to when you started using it so it is very easy to see trends, peaks and troughs.

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Prem WatsApp

Picking up from the last discussion (speedo app a few articles earlier), to get the "real" usage, you have to factor in your speedo's tolerance, i.e. how much it's going faster and deduct that percentage.

For tax it's fine, the more kms / miles you travel, the higher your tax deductible expenses. Here in Australia you can claim ~$0.75 per km travelled, up to 5000km per year to simplfy tax for small businesses

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Ron Fischer

I'd like to see it give you fuel saving tips to get better mileage, like a some cars have to keep you more efficient

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jojo beaconsfield

Fuel Trackers are great ,a simple change of tires can effect your mileage as much as 10% in my case,I have it built into the car and monitor it all the time.I got new tires a couple of years ago and I know this to be true.

Kristijonas

I just use a free app called "mileage". Works great to me

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s4bb

Petrol Usage Tracker is free too. Just in case you were wondering :)

Tim Stanford

This is the type of app/ platform , development and innovation that Blackberry needs.

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s4bb

Thanks a lot for your kudos! We very much appreciate your support and we work to amaze you with new upcoming apps and games.

ezapper2

Looking forward to using this app

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ikyper

Nice I use it seldom

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Shabee Mahmud

Thx for this

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Bacon Munchers

Sure beats writing it down!

Thanks.

jhanks64

I use the Android Port aCar, but would like to find a native app that is close to as complete.

lacruise

I use acar (the BlackBerry version and not the ported) with the pro unlocker.
It helps me to keep an eye on the service cost and the additional running cost along with the fuel consumption.
I picked that up because at them time this was the only app which can import records from my iPhone app.

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