Cars and Smartphones: 4 Great Mobile Apps for Drivers
May 18, 2015
Most people own smartphones these days; we use it to play games, to plan our next meetings or parties, and even to download a crazy pasta recipe for our next dinner. So why not maximize its use and utilize it while driving? Why not download an app that will help you maintain your vehicle’s metal parts, radiators, mufflers, and all? Check out our top 4 app picks for drivers everywhere.
Find My Car
Hey, admit it. You’ve forgotten where you parked your wheels at least once or twice in your life. Okay, so maybe several times. And not even those parking indicators can help. They only tell you which parking space your car is parked in, not where it is. Plus, not all malls are equipped with color changing parking indicators. In fact, you can only find this facility in covered parking areas. What about those uncovered parking places, those places with such wide parking areas but no parking indicators? Here is where the Find My Car app comes in. This app uses Global Positioning System services and a good internet connection to help you look for your car in a big mass of vehicles in a wide parking area. It automatically saves the parking space on your phone. You not only save on time but your stress level is lessened as well.
Have you ever lost your way in a traffic jam? Then why not download Waze, a community based app that looks into the information that users feed to help you look for the easiest way to your destination. It tells you where the traffic jams, vehicular accidents, road blockings and the like are present on your route. It makes travelling a breeze. 2013 was a very big year for this application as it won the Best Overall Mobile App award at the 2013 Mobile World Congress and it was acquired by search engine giant Google for a reportedly $1.3 billion dollars. Here’s a massive bonus for all of the Israel- based app’s 100 employees: each and every one of them will get a payout of around $ 1.2 million dollars. Aren’t they lucky?
Having multiple cars can be a blessing and a hassle at the same time. Blessing because hey, you are able to afford to own a lot of cars and hassle because you can never keep track of the proper maintenance schedule for each car. Here is a handy app to keep track of the maintenance for each vehicle: My Cars. This app helps you manage all your vehicular needs from fuel to maintenance and even bills. It has multiple fuel and currency units. It records your bills and it has reminders to of course, remind you when said bills are due. It also keeps track of your fuel usage and fuel efficiency. It is also very user friendly.
Music is an essential for any person. It is what makes driving long distances feel like they were just a couple of hours instead of eight. Download Spotify on your smartphone to get the best music in the market today. Are you feeling like a rocker during that insane traffic jam? There is a playlist for that! How about mellow tunes on your way home? There is a playlist for that, too! In addition to these, you get to create your own playlist. You can opt for the free version with a few ads or pay a small fee to get the ad free, offline version.
In the future there will be more apps that can help you maintain your vehicle and make your driving easy. Surf the net and check ‘em out. After all, your car is your baby.