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If you upgraded early and don’t have an iBrick 3G, you’re presumably cruising Apple’s new app store. And if you’re also a green geek who’s looking to save fuel, and some money on high gas prices, we found 5 applications that can help you out; they’re […]

If you upgraded early and don’t have an iBrick 3G, you’re presumably cruising Apple’s new app store. And if you’re also a green geek who’s looking to save fuel, and some money on high gas prices, we found 5 applications that can help you out; they’re basically replacements for the little notebook and pencil your dad kept in the glove compartment to track his gas usage, just with a touchscreen interface.

MPGAccuFuel: Tracks mileage and spits out slick graphs and quick comparisons of performance. Hypermilers, enjoy. Made by Appigo. 99 cents. Update: Developer Appigo has renamed this app “AccuFuel.”

FuelGage: Same functionality as MPG but no graphs. Tracks multiple vehicles and trip totals, good for splitting gas costs. Made by Joseph Kueser. 99 cents

GasHog: A less slick-looking MPG. No graphs.
99 cents

CarStat: Even less powerful and less slick MPG. This one does, however, track fuel costs and multiple cars but charges you a dollar more. Made by Stephen Blessing. $1.99

WHERE: GPS and GasBuddy work together to get you gas prices from the nearest stations. Made by uLocate Communications. Free.

Also check out the video iPhone apps on our sister site NewTeeVee round-up.

  1. [...] 5 iPhone Apps to Help Save Gas at Earth2Tech [...]

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  2. We’ve recently renamed the MPG product to now be called AccuFuel since version 1.1 (available soon on the App Store) will support international measuring units (kilometers). Will you please update your reference to state “AccuFuel” instead of MPG?

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  3. [...] GigaOM’s Earth2Tech jumped right on the topic on Friday, with a quick rundown on 5 iPhone Apps to Help Save Gas. I didn’t catch the GigaOM post until late on Monday, when I tripped into an EcoGeek [...]

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  4. [...] applicazioni disegnate apposta per gli iPhone ce ne sono alcune di interesse ecologico, scovate da Earth2Tech. Misurare i consumi aiuta a rendersi conto degli effetti delle proprie [...]

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  5. [...] gas, either for the planet’s sake or at least for the sake of your wallet. Take a look at these five programs which were designed to help owners of a brand spankin’ new iPhone save a few bucks on gas. [...]

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  6. [...] in saving gas, either for the planet’s sake or at least for the sake of your wallet. Take a look at these five programs which were designed to help owners of a brand spankin’ new iPhone save a few bucks on gas. From [...]

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  7. [...] in saving gas, either for the planet’s sake or at least for the sake of your wallet. Take a look at these five programs which were designed to help owners of a brand spankin’ new iPhone save a few bucks on gas. From [...]

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  8. Nice blog, i have added it to my favourites, greetings

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  9. [...] gas buddy. My questions has anyone used any of these and what do you think of them if you have ? 5 iPhone Apps to Help Save Gas « Earth2Tech (Support Ecomodder.com & get rid of these annoying [...]

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  10. NetRouter, an application that can be accessed with the iPhone, saves fuel by creating optimal routes for trucks and service call vehicles that serve customers or company-owned stores. Go to http://www.netrouter.com.

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  11. [...] gas stations are in your vicinity. If you have an iPhone, you probably already know the many gas applications available, so I won’t waste the space [...]

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  12. [...] gas stations are in your vicinity. If you have an iPhone, you probably already know the many gas applications available, so I won’t waste the space [...]

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  13. [...] gas stations are in your vicinity. If you have an iPhone, you probably already know the many gas applications available, so I won’t waste the space [...]

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  15. Let’s just put a stop to the high gas prices altogether. We could boycott the oil companies and stop buying gas but we just can’t do without our vehicles. You can convert your vehicle to a water hybrid. To learn more go to http://stoppayingatthepump.com

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  16. Apple knows it job!iPhone 3G is the real stuff!Thanks for great review

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  17. A great resource to saving gas is http://www.gasbuddy.com. You can find the cheapest gas in your town. Also try http://www.savegas4you.com. They sell innovative new ways to easily save gas.

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  18. Can it be that your server is infected with a virus – I get an Virus warning when I open your site with Firefox – Just for your Info.

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  19. Max, if you can send me a screenshot or the exact text you get, I’ll look into it.

    support@gigaom.com

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  20. Don’t forget to check out other Green Apps, like Go Green Free, Green Tips, GreenMeter and our app MeterRead (Go Green, Save Green!) which allows users to easily read their electric meter and see how much kW-h will be used at the current pace. It’s great to see how much those Christmas lights will cost this year!

    Peace,

    Mark
    MeterRead
    zerogate.com

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  21. These are pretty cool apps I must say! Just another reason why everyone should own an iPhone. I bought mine about 6 months ago and honestly can’t live without it. Definitely these are great tools to help you save gas! We’ll be seeing gas prices go up again I’m sure….

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  22. This is great to have a such app on your iphone, but i have few free tips that can be used to cut your fuel cost for free. i was going over throught websites found few government based gas saving tips.

    1. http://www.edmunds.com/advice/fueleconomy/articles/106842/article.html

    2.
    http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/pubs/consumer/alerts/alt064.shtm

    3.
    http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/microsites/energysavings/savegas/flash.html

    4.
    http://www.thedailygreen.com/environmental-news/latest/save-money-gas-47050902

    5.
    http://www.epa.gov/OMS/consumer/17-tips.pdf

    i really liked the 5th its pdf. you can print it out and give it to friends and family.

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  23. These apps are fantastic and the app store is even more fantastic.. there are 100s of free apps including lots of gas saving apps.
    the people who dont have iphone yet… i say its a must have phone. before you buy iphone try the app store on your firneds phone and must see how fun the iphone free apps are.

    with best wishes,
    App Store Expert
    Usman Sanaullah
    Techbot.net

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  24. [...] — you can enter the data via mobile twitter, or use the mobile web on a Blackberry or iPhone. At lease five other applications provide similar fuel-tracking tools for the iPhone. By using their mobiles to monitor fuel usage, [...]

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  25. [...] list and suggest a few of your own. Tendril, perhaps? Or maybe you found a winner on our list of apps to save gas. Head on over and check out the full list! [...]

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  26. [...] iPhone application is the “first eco-driving application for iPhone” when there were at least five such applications available 11 months ago, but that’s the PR angle. Bliss Trek has some neat features – [...]

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  28. Is there something available for BlackBerries? Moblu.ca has a Twitter feed, but what about those of us who only have email service and no web services enabled? A simple off-line system that feeds Moblu.ca and connects when you are back in range would be great. An email with a txt string should do it. Moblu.ca already supports that via Twitter. Anyone?

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  29. Really wonderful iphone applications. Good news for iphone lovers.

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  30. [...] tools building upon or mimicking newer in-car displays (helping drivers track fuel consumption and save money on gas, for example), the market for next-gen hypermiler tools will encompass much more than OEMs. Kramer [...]

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  31. [...] iPhone has apps for Car 2.0, for home energy management and for fuel efficiency. Now here’s one for clean power that I wasn’t expecting to see: a wind speed tester [...]

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  32. [...] track fuel use and maximize efficiency seems to grow by the day. We’ve listed five of them here. Want real-time feedback on how your driving behavior (or that of your spouse behind the wheel) [...]

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  33. These are all really great iphone apps to save energy, although taking it once step further would be to power your iphone with solar panels. Products like Solio and Powermonkey can do this.
    Cheers

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  35. If you want to find the cheapest petrol prices whilst out and about, check out the mobile apps available from our website, including the UK’s top petrol-price related iphone App. Any feedback welcome.

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  36. Oops, forgot to put the URL in the post above. To get to the mobile petrol apps, visit http://www.whatgas.com/mobi/

    Safe Driving!

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  37. There is definitely some value to be had with these apps, especially considering how cheap (or free!) most of them are. Now, if only one could help me get better gas mileage, I would be very happy!

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