Monday, December 15, 2008

World Domination

Well, it's a big day at jamcode HQ... actually that's not quite true: our HQ dweller is in FNQ at the moment, but we'll get to that. Today is a big day because GasBag has just launched in the UK and Australia!

In the UK, we've partnered with Whatgas as a provider of pricing data. Whatgas have been great to work with, and we're looking forward to what should be an awesome year of saving UK drivers cash.

In Australia, we're relying on you -- we've populated our database with a pretty respectable selection of petrol stations, but we're relying on our users to make this work. So get out there now, grab the application and start using it. In case you're thinking "why would I use this thing when there's no prices in there?" well, GasBag is a great way to find petrol stations, which can be more useful than you think: stations that are closer together tend to have lower prices just through competition. But that's not all! It also includes a nifty mileage tracker that you can use to work out how much you're spending on petrol and how efficient your car is. Better yet: every time you use the mileage tracker, we'll calculate the price you paid, and use that to update our database. It's a win-win situation.

We're also pretty proud of this achievement, because it's the first time an application like this has scaled across multiple countries, which has been a pretty significant amount of work, both for our servers, and for the iPhone app itself.

But what are you doing still reading this? Go download it now! And tell all your friends, or Lillian's cousin, Bazza, will attack.