So you have a brand new Android device. Congratulations! Android is really the best mobile OS out there, and the devices that are made are just amazing. But there is a myth that a smartphone in a car will only distract a driver. Well, this is partly true. When using a smartphone in a car, a driver must be very careful. At the same time, the right set of applications is possible to make your Android device a great help. Android smartphones are not only for running. There are a number of apps that can make life of a car much easier and sometimes even save life. So here's the list of apps that I think every driver should have in his / her smartphone.
This application is a real catch for drivers who want to reduce fuel costs. GasBuddy will point out gas stations that offer the lowest fuel prices. By searching for your destination or current location, the app will map the nearest stations where you can fill in. Using GasBuddy is especially useful when driving long distances, as you will always know where to fill your car for less.
Map, Navigation, and Car Mode
These apps come with all Android devices (version 2.0 or later) and can make your driving experience more smooth and comfortable. Paper cards are useless unless you have an extra pair of hands to hold them. With Android Maps, you can drive in the right direction without making frequent stops or ask someone to check the route on the map.
Navigation is useful while driving within a data signal touch area. The car condition will be useful when your hands are taken. It will pull voice actions and make navigation directions safer. At the same time it will point out the nearest hotels, restaurants, ATMs, gas stations and other places.
Gas Mileage Calculator
As the name suggests, this app will help identify your car's mileage. All you need to do to determine your mpg is to enter the cost of each fill. The biggest disadvantage of the Android Gas Kilometer Calculator is that it does not save the results. In other words, it eliminates the possibility of further analysis.
If you are an aggressive driver and fond of speed, consider downloading Trapster. This app knows the location of around 5.5 million speed traps located worldwide. Thus, it's easier to avoid fast tickets with this app. Another beneficial feature of Trapster is the built-in local speed limit.
This Android application was developed for electric car drivers. The biggest disadvantage of electric cars is the limited area. This can be a big problem if you do not know where the nearest charging station is. PlugShare helps you find the nearest charger. Keep in mind, however, that this app contains information about charging stations in North America.