The advent of Smartphone apps means that even car users cannot remain immune to the incredible service and convenience that some of these applications provide to their users. Also, the proliferation of advanced mobile phones means that users are never away from these gadgets and can take the help of these apps at any time, including when driving their cars. Driving apps can range from providing directions for users to helping drivers avoid various speed traps and more. Some of the more popular Smartphone apps that can come in quite handy to car users are as follows:
- Google maps have emerged as the most popular of web mapping service applications that are available on the internet. This app provides a number of services based on their mapping service such as Google Ride finder and Google Transit, in addition to the standard Google Maps website. This app can also help users as a route planner and for finding one’s way at new places of visit.
- Trapster is an excellent example of how useful a mobile application for navigating social networking can be to its users. This Smartphone app allows users to receive live updates of various police traps on the road such as speed traps, red light cameras, speed cameras, and possible locations for police to hide. Users can also record and share their trip data via the internet including social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter.
- Find My Car! Can be the ideal app for those car owners who tend to forget where they had last parked their car. Users can save the location of their car and include pictures and short description to spot the car with ease.
- FuelLog can be a useful app for tracking fuel consumption, mileage, and maintenance costs of vehicles. It’s interface provides information regarding all aspects of costs involving a vehicle including insurance premium, parking costs, yearly taxes, and more. This app is even compatible with cars that are powered with non-conventional fuels such as electricity and CNG.
The Smartphone apps highlighted above have indeed made owning and driving a car lot more convenient for their users.