Smartphone Apps

There are dozens of apps for iPhone and Android smartphones that can help you use less gas and save money.  These apps also help avoid traffic congestion, reducing trip times and carbon emissions.

There are applications to help reduce your carbon footprint and make your driving habits more efficient. Phone apps can calculate real-time miles per gallon ratings to help you evaluate your fuel usage and make you more aware of how drive. Interactive applications allow you to see how your driving habits affect fuel consumption and their bottom line.  Here they are:

Bandwagon
Bandwagon is ridesharing for taxis and car services. Every day millions of people travel, at the same time, in the same direction, but in separate vehicles, which makes trips more expensive and less pleasant for everyone. Bandwagon is underwritten by our desire to share; it unites our need for mobility, the necessity of saving money, and a  responsibility to use resources efficiently.

 

CabCorner
CabCorner.com connects people located in the same general area who are headed the same direction around the same time. “Cab-sharing” lets you split the fare, offering a more affordable transportation option than solo taxi travel and a more comfortable option than mass transit alternatives. CabCorner’s most popular feature is the “Fare Calculator,” which lets you forecast the cost of both solo and shared taxi rides. CabCorner also boasts a comprehensive listing of local livery cab companies, to ensure that a nearby taxi is just a phone call away.

 

Car Care
Customizable gas mileage & car maintenance tracking for all the cars in your garage.

 

CARbonga
CARbonga is a revolutionary iPhone App that automatically tests the functionality of your car’s operating systems to make sure everything is working perfectly. In less than sixty seconds, you can find out if your anti-lock brakes are working, air bag is properly set and transmission is set for a family vacation. You can also find out why the annoying warning lights, such as the Check Engine light, is on. Plus, if you are in the market for a pre-owned auto, you will want to CARbonga it before you buy.

 

Carminder
Car Minder is an application for managing all your car maintenance needs, logging repairs and tracking fuel economy. Keep track of multiple cars, services and repairs. Keep track of oil changes, tire rotations, and other maintenance tasks for all your cars. Never have to wonder again when your car needs it’s next oil change or the last time you replaced those squeaky windshield wipers. Detect potential problems early by tracking your fuel consumption. Taking care of your car by following recommended maintenance intervals prolongs the life of your car, keeps it running better and increases fuel economy so that you use less gas.

 

ChargePoint
ChargePoint Charging Stations make electric vehicle use a practical reality by delivering controlled power at convenient locations wherever EVs park. All stations are ChargePoint Network enabled, easy to use, and support international power and connector standards. The stations integrate pleasant aesthetics, practical ergonomics, and sturdy construction making them an ideal solution for home and for outdoor public applications.

 

Dash
Connect your car to your smartphone and unlock enhanced performance, cost savings and social driving. Dash connects smartphones the car (all models 1996 and after) with a simple, low-cost device that plugs into the OBD (on board diagnostics) port.

 

Eco:Speed
Eco:Speed Optimized Directions is an app that finds the route that will use the least amount of fuel. Eco:Speed factors in driving conditions like stop lights, traffic and speed limits to calculate routes that can save up to 30 percent on fuel.

 

Fuelly
Fuelly is a site that lets you track, share, and compare your gas mileage. Simply sign up, add a car or motorcycle, and begin tracking your mileage.

 

Fuelmileage
Start tracking your fuel mileage today and see how your vehicle stacks up against other vehicles on the road. You can also learn ways to reduce your fuel consumption and save at the pump. Tracking your fuel mileage is easy, register in a few easy steps and then start submitting your fill-ups, online, via text message or using the mobile site.

 

Gas Buddy
Gas Buddy helps drivers find the cheapest gas in the area.

 

Gas Cubby
Gas Cubby tracks gas mileage and vehicle maintenance.

 

Gas Manager
Gas Manager automatically tracks fuel economy, gas expenses and miles travelled, and can calculate a vehicle’s carbon footprint, based on fuel consumption. It further includes a GPS-based “find my car” function, and can help locate nearby gas stations, garages, restaurants and hotels.

 

GasHog
GasHog is a utility for iPhone and iPod touch to track fuel economy. It allows drivers to enter the odometer reading, the amount of fuel added and the total cost, and will automatically calculate the fuel economy, as well as historical averages. Additionally, GasHog offers tips for improving fuel economy.

 

GetTaxi
GetTaxi, a free app for iPhone and Android that lets you instantly book a ride with a tap of your mobile. We exist to wow passengers and drivers alike by giving them a more reliable, fast and safe way to travel around.

 

greenMeter
greenMeter is an app that computes your vehicle’s power and fuel usage characteristics and evaluates your driving to increase efficiency, reduce fuel consumption and cost, and lower your environmental impact. Results are displayed in real time, while driving, to give instantaneous feedback.

 

Hailo
Use Hailo to get a ride anywhere in New York City. All it takes is a tap on your iPhone or Android phone. Hop out as soon as you arrive and get an instant receipt by email.

 

Here
HERE helps you navigate your life with ease and confidence, powering everyday experiences. Because HERE maps are built for how you live, they are relevant, reliable and delightful everyday and everywhere.

 

Lyft
Need a ride? Take Lyft for a welcoming, affordable, and memorable ride. Request a ride in the Lyft app, and get picked up by a reliable community driver in minutes.

 

Mileage Log
Mileage Log+ is an essential app for anyone who needs to track mileage for tax deduction or reimbursement.

 

My Recycle List
My Recycle List by 1800recycling.com helps you to find recycling locations nearby that accept items you pick from a easy to navigate list.

 

Road Trip
Road Trip is the fastest and easiest way to keep track of your car’s fuel economy, maintenance schedule, and expenses on your iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad.

 

Take a Taxi
Take a Taxi is a searchable listing of taxi services. It offers useful information for organizing a way home after a night out or finding transportation when on business. The taxi listings are sorted by city and province/state and offer a one-touch dialing feature.

 

Go Curb
Go Curb is leading the technology revolution to modernize and transform the taxi industry. They develop their products with a rider-centric perspective and the latest technologies to ensure that taxi fleets have the industry’s best tools to run their businesses and delight their passengers. Book in seconds, track your taxi by phone, pay with your phone and get an e-receipt.

 

Uber
Request, ride, and pay via your mobile phone.

 

Waze
Get the best route, every day, with real–time help from other drivers. Waze is one of the world’s largest community-based traffic and navigation app. Join other drivers in your area who share real-time traffic and road info, saving everyone time and gas money on their daily commute.

Whisk
With Whisk you request rides using your iPhone or Android phone — your phone lets you know when your driver has arrived. No more standing on a cold street corner or hunting blindly for taxis.