South Africa has a huge number of motorists who commute to work on a daily basis and its gospel truth that they encounter numerous cash related challenges with fuel being the core. All that is changing through technology, an Application that monitors petrol prices and fuel consumption to help better manage lives and expenses of motorists.
FillApp is a South African app that communicates price changes for all fuel types in relation to car sizes and therefore indicates to the motorists how much they will pay to fill their fuel tanks with the chosen litres of fuel.
According to application developer TouchFoundry its latest application dubbed “FillApp” is set to save consumers money when it comes to the recent volatility price of fuel in South Africa. According to the developer, many South Africans find themselves not knowing whether to fill up sooner rather than later, and a miscalculation could easily cost them hundreds.
The app has been designed for the person on the go, and according to the company, is easy to setup and use. TouchFoundry explained that there is no registration required or adverts on the application.
How it Works
Once FillApp knows how big your car’s fuel tank is and what fuel you use, it will send a reminder each month informing you of the fuel price change, how much you’ll save and whether you should fill up before or after price change. According to the company, the app is free and available on both Apple and Android devices.
“The aim here was to develop something simple, intuitive and unobtrusive” says co-creator Fabio Longano. “Apps have become an integral part of our lives, but many of them don’t take the consumer into account. FillApp has been designed to fit seamlessly into your day-to-day, empowering locals to save money.”
FillApp uses information available on agency and government websites to predict prices changes. Co-creator Lance Jenkin says that there is a lot of publicly accessible information that isn’t necessarily ‘accessible’ as per say, to the public
“Every-day-people aren’t able to access this data efficiently and conveniently when they need to. So we did the time, crunched the code and came out with an elegant product that will hopefully add a touch of convenience to everyone’s lives.”