Fuel Map by WikiCamps

Submitted: Saturday, Jun 20, 2015 at 19:18
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WikiCamps have released an app called 'Fuel Map'
Similar to WikiCamps it relied on travellers to update it. Fuel prices in WA are sourced from that states Fuel Watch. This app would be helpful in planning a trip and could be used in addition to or instead of asking for fuel prices on forums.
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Reply By: Les - PK Ranger - Saturday, Jun 20, 2015 at 21:18

Saturday, Jun 20, 2015 at 21:18
If people got behind Petrol Spy (it's on my iPhone, not sure about Android), it would be an awesome addition to the planning arsenal.
It occasionally gets recent updates, but just not quite enough yet to be reliable for planning all the time.
I try and remember to do it when I fill up, but takes time to get into the habit, especially when out of mobile range for a few days / week.
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Follow Up By: Les - PK Ranger - Saturday, Jun 20, 2015 at 21:26

Saturday, Jun 20, 2015 at 21:26
Anyway, I just downloaded the Aust version (Fuel Map Australia) so will see how it goes . . . with the Wiki Camps users out there it might get more momentum faster.

There is another app called Fuel Map WA (an app by Doug Tubb, not Wiki Camps), which is only WA using the info from the OP.

Hmmm, first viewing not good as you need to zoom in too far for stations to see what's out there in any decent range, very much further zoomed in that of the Petrol Spy app map.
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Follow Up By: Member - Rod N (QLD) - Sunday, Jun 21, 2015 at 06:57

Sunday, Jun 21, 2015 at 06:57
G'day Les Thanks for the heads up on Petrol Spy. I now have it on my Android phone.
Both apps don't have some of the more remote locations available on their maps, such as Tobermorey and Punmu.
It would be good if travellers get behind these apps and keep them fairly up to date.
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Follow Up By: Les - PK Ranger - Sunday, Jun 21, 2015 at 10:26

Sunday, Jun 21, 2015 at 10:26
Yes, the stations must be sourced from a database I suppose . . . Birdsville only sows the Adelaide St servo, not the main roadhouse (it is shown on the map, just no fuel icon), no Mt Dare, but that's more understandable.

It's a pity they don't allow these sorts of places to be added when found, station supplies, as well as other servos not on the list.

If the Wiki camps app people fix the lousy zoomed out detail problem on ther fuel app, it will most likely be the better one if they can get wiki camps users onto it, get more info on there and more regularly.
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