VQ Mileage Tracker for BlackBerry Keeps Track of Your Trip Info Automatically

By Adam Zeis on 3 Mar 2010 10:16 am EST
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VQ Mileage Tracker  VQ Mileage Tracker

If you travel a lot and are always on the road, you know what a pain it can be to have to keep track of trip mileage, times and dates. Well VQ Mileage Tracker hopes to solve all your problems by automatically gathering the most needed information. The app uses device GPS along with built-in Bluetooth (or a Bluetooth car charger) in your vehicle to determine when you start and end a trip. VQ Mileage Tracker will gather all of the information for your expense reports, including date and time, distance of the trip and even the destination address. One click lets you generate a report and email it off.

"Most existing mileage tracking apps are what we call 'digital pencils', in that they require you to manually key in everything," adds Korn. "VQ Mileage Tracker does all of this for the user. It automatically notes the date and time, how far you drove, and the address you drove to every time you drive your car, then emails you all this information when you're ready to submit an expense report." 

VQ Mileage Tracker is available at an introductory price of $6.99 and a free trial is available. For more, check out VQ Mileage Tracker in the CrackBerry App Store. Full press release after the jump.

AUTOMATICALLY TRACK BUSINESS MILEAGE WITH NEW APP FOR BLACKBERRY SMARTPHONES

VQ Mileage Tracker app does everything automatically -not just another "digital pencil"

TORONTO, Canada - March 3, 2010 - VQ Mileage TrackerTM, a new business app for BlackBerry® smartphones that automatically tracks business mileage, was introduced today, enabling employees to save time while also increasing accuracy and accountability for employers and for people who are self-employed.

A free trial of the full version of VQ Mileage Tracker (www.4tracker.com) is being offered as a launch promotion for this time-saving app, along with introductory pricing of just $6.99 (regular price $14.99).

"VQ Mileage Tracker saves business people time and spares them the frustration and inefficiency of manually tracking their mileage," says Harris Korn, president of Xpressions Inc., creators of VQ Mileage Tracker (www.4tracker.com) and VQ CarFinder (www.4carfinder.com). "It's great for anyone who has to be on the road for work."

"Most existing mileage tracking apps are what we call 'digital pencils', in that they require you to manually key in everything," adds Korn. "VQ Mileage Tracker does all of this for the user. It automatically notes the date and time, how far you drove, and the address you drove to every time you drive your car, then emails you all this information when you're ready to submit an expense report."

VQ Mileage Tracker uses a BlackBerry smartphone's GPS along with in-vehicle Bluetooth® to automatically determine when the user starts and ends a trip. Owners of vehicles without built-in Bluetooth can use VQ Mileage Tracker in semi-automatic mode - they just click on the app when they start driving, then click the app again when they reach their destination. VQ Mileage Tracker does the rest.

When users want to prepare an expense report or travel log, they just start the app and click "Generate Report", at which point a report is automatically emailed to them that lists the date, time, distance and end address for each trip.

"The business community's response to VQ Mileage Tracker has been exceptional. Salespeople and Field Service staff see this as a great time saver. Management in Sales, Field Services and Finance see VQ Mileage Tracker as an efficient and cost effective tool to increase staff productivity and reporting accuracy. We're also exploring Enterprise-level licensing opportunities for companies to distribute VQ Mileage Tracker to their staff as a productivity tool."

A free trial of the full version of VQ Mileage Tracker is being offered as part of the launch of this time-saving app, along with introductory pricing of just $6.99 (regularly $14.99).

VQ Mileage Tracker is currently available on the VQ Mileage Tracker site (www.4tracker.com) as well as on BlackBerry App WorldTM, CrackBerry®, GetJar®, Mobireach® and other leading online app stores. VQ Mileage Tracker works on all current model BlackBerry models that have built-in GPS and run version 4.5 OS or higher.

For more information go to www.4tracker.com

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About Xpressions Inc:

Xpressions Inc. (www.xpinc.com), creators of innovative and time/stress-saving apps like VQ CarFinder (www.4carfinder.com) and VQ Mileage Tracker (www.4tracker.com), is a Product Innovation company that invents and markets technology-driven products. Xpressions Inc. is a BlackBerry Alliance Associate Member and a Forum Nokia Pro Member, and is located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Photo Gallery and Press Releases: http://news.4tracker.com

VQ Mileage Tracker Website: www.4tracker.com

VQ CarFinder Website: www.4carfinder.com

Reader comments

VQ Mileage Tracker for BlackBerry Keeps Track of Your Trip Info Automatically

16 Comments

You know what... you're wrong. I'm frequently very upset to find the nickle & dime Vultureware that the smartphone industry has spawned, but that's not what this is.

My wife for instance is a self-employed real estate agent. She drives her personal vehicle for work purposes, heavily. Problem is that she doesn't track her work use versus personal use. So we can't declare vehicle expenses as expenses. No tax write-offs.

For $7 I can throw this on her BB and it automatically tracks her travel. A nice CSV file export once a year and it's very easy to review and filter out work versus pleasure since it shows you starting and ending addresses. Home to the grocery store? Delete that line in Excel. Home to some random address that she has files on that she showed to a client? Keep it.

This has a huge financial benefit. I'd probably buy it for her at full price.

On the other hand, stuff like the kitchen clock that's got five countdown timers and costs a couple bucks? That's insane. It's five timers. That's it. Five. Timers. There's almost no sense of community amongst developers. Everyone wants to make a few pennies for their half-hour of development time. Five. Timers. That's the kind of thing you gift to the community to entice people to trust you as a developer while you write something substantial.

But this product isn't priced wrong.

I'm going to try it out, if its good I might lay down the money for this app because this is exactly what I've been looking for. Unless everyone knows of a good alternative?

I personally do not travel that much but I have had a problem with my friend, that uses my car, driving around and saying that they don't go to particular places....Now with this app I can just toss a spare blackberry that I have in the car and find out exactly where he went and far he traveled...
Superb!

I have used this all day and works great. I have noticed that it takes some time to get a satellite signal, but after that its good and accurate.

This application is one of the best that I have on my BB. I connected it via Bluetooth to my Garmin GPS and everytime I get into my car it automatically starts logging my trip withou me having to remember to press any buttons. It is awesome for business travel purposes and at $6.99 it is an absolute steal! So those of you who are moaning about the price, get over it! Its worth every cent.

"Owners of vehicles without built-in Bluetooth can use VQ Mileage Tracker in semi-automatic mode - they just click on the app when they start driving, then click the app again when they reach their destination."

Was very excited to set it, and forget it (as advertised).

3 trips, 6 locations and not one single address logged. In the FAQ section it says that if there is no address it was probably because you were using your blackberry at the same time....WTF?!?!

I get 100+ communications per day and they want me to make sure I am not using my BB every time I stop or start - ridiculous.

If you have time at the end of the month to look at the record on your phone (the google map addresses provided in the report are useless as they only provide 1 point) then great. That will be a nice 2 - 3 hours spent staring at your phone trying to figure out what you did 30 days ago.

Sadly this thing does not work as advertsised.

As a side note, and perhaps to show you how much I wanted this thing to work, I went out and spent $250 on a new GPS with Bluetooth. This whole endeavor was not cheap but that is how much I would pay to have an automatic mileage tracker.

Still waiting.

When it works, it's great. Excellent reporting method for doing my mileage log for expense reports.
When it doesn't, it sucks. What sucks worse is the lack of "customer support". I have sent quite a few emails to their tech address (the ONLY method of "support") when problems arise, but ALL have gone unanswered.
The problems I have seen: sometimes takes an extremely long time to lock on a satellite. On many trips; my trip was already finished by the time a satellite was found. On three occasions, the software indicated my trip was in either TN or KY (I live in GA), even though I never travelled 50 miles from home on those trips. The only way I have resolved these long satellite lock times and erroneous trips is to remove my BB battery and reboot. This seems to clear things up for a while.
These issues could possibly BB model & OS related (Verizon Tour 9630/version 5.0.0.732); but the total lack of support leaves me to not recommend this to anyone.