- #: 214563
- Price: $6.99 In Apple Store
- Category: Navigation
- Updated: 2011-03-16
- Current Version: 1.1.3
- 1.1.3 (iOS 4.0 Tested)
- Size: 1.80 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: DriveGain Limited
- Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.0 or later
- © 2009-2010 DriveGain Limited
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DriveGain helps you save fuel while you are driving. Please check the full description below for details of cars and devices supported.IMPORTANT---------If you are having problems using DriveGain please contact us using the AppStore "Report a…..
Rated 4/5 based on 2 customer reviews.
DriveGain works well!
Robert J Schwarzwalder write:
Despite bad prior reviews I chose to purchase this app. Current version works fine and in my opinion is the best of the Eco Driving apps out there. Kind of eerie how accurate it is on the MPG numbers. The MPG figures don't match my built in meter but I know for my vehicle the outside temp and driving it cold is the cause (2005 Powerstroke 6.0 diesel). Numbers match what I do get during warmer ambiet temperatures, so it's nice to compare. Audio feedback isn't frequent enough to be annoying, just enough to let you know how you're doing without having to look at the screen. Added bonus is great communication with the developer, had a question about updating fuel prices and received a quick response, seems greatly interested in feedback and interaction with the users. This app seems to monitor more variables than most other apps out there, after using for some time you get the feeling that the app is doing more in the background than just sensing motion through the accelerometer or movement throught the GPS. I absolutely believe the app and the great communication is well worth the price of the app. According to it's rating I'm already a smooth driver but actually found out I can accelerate a little faster than my usual snail pace and not affect my fuel usage! This was also confirmed by my built in meter, and probably due to using my turbocharger boost a little more. Try it I think you'll like it!
Great app, a few minor shortcomings
Marcus RB write:
DriveGain is a great application.
#However, perhaps my biggest issue with it is that it does not run in the background. For example, if I switch applications and put another in the front (e.g., my GPS app), DriveGain will stop reporting information. DriveGain WILL work with my GPS, but DriveGain will have to remain in the forefront. This doesn't make much sense, since DriveGain can still be quite helpful with audio only reporting, whereas a GPS may not be as helpful (i.e., one may have to occasionally glance at the map).
#Also, when switching back to the application, one has to select their vehicle again. This can be an annoyance. Maybe if one can set up a default vehicle that always loads, then if they need to switch vehicles within the app, if needed; I think this is a much better approach.
#Smoothness of animations: This a minor point, but one that I think would still help DriveGain. The animations (i.e., of acceleration & braking, smoothness, suggested gears, etc.) are rather choppy. I hope that DriveGain's engine could be improved to make the transitions much more smooth, as the hesitation can be a little distracting.
I'l happily give DriveGain 5 stars if these issues are addressed.
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