GasBuddy app for Windows 8 launched; find cheap gas fast

The price of gas hasn't quite hit the highs we experienced during 2008, but there's no doubt that the current price to fill your tank is still a lot higher than most of us would like. To make matters worse, the price of gas can vary widely from station to station.

That's where GasBuddy comes in. The popular website offers up information on the price of gas in the US along with other related information. The site has also developed apps for smartphones, including iOS, Android, BlackBerry and, yes, Windows Phone. Now the developer of the Windows Phone version, Jed Hubic, has alerted Neowin to the fact that he has made a Windows 8 GasBuddy app that is now available for download in the Windows Store.

The free app, which also works on Windows RT, lets users search for the cheapest price for gas in their area, along with the ability to list the locations of favorite gas stations. The app uses Microsoft's Bing Maps to help users spot where their local gas stations can be found. The app is just for North American Windows 8 owners.

Hubic let Neowin know that while the Windows 8 version doesn't have quite as many features as the smartphone app "due to things like location and GPS", he still thinks it's a solid effort, and we are sure that more features and improvements will be added in the future.

Source: Windows Store | Image via GasBuddy

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It doesn't include Costco gas, so doesn't give me the comparison I'm looking for.. I want to know if anything around is cheaper than the Costco prices. Guess I'll have to drive out and check.

not sure it would be worth the hassle, consider you see a station with cheap gas 10miles away by a few cents so you waste more going to it than just stopping a few yards away.

sava700 said,
not sure it would be worth the hassle, consider you see a station with cheap gas 10miles away by a few cents so you waste more going to it than just stopping a few yards away.

That's if you are home. If you are in the car and doing errands this is great. Also, usually more than a few cents by me.

sava700 said,
not sure it would be worth the hassle, consider you see a station with cheap gas 10miles away by a few cents so you waste more going to it than just stopping a few yards away.

My thinking exactly! Unless you're driving a semi almost, with a 100 gallon tank, 10 or 15 cents isn't going to make that much of a difference on your wallet. Almost like people with coupons for stores. Drive 100 miles to save maybe $5.00 at 3 or 4 different stores. So, where's that savings then?

Yeah in the US gas is actually really cheap compared to the rest of the world, however we drive much further. My daily commute to work one way is 12 miles and that's REALLY short. In places like Europe, that are much smaller, they drive much less. My point is we probably have to fill up more.