Version 1.5 (Code: 114) guide


Essential news and changes:

Setup is treated independently and is the penultimate section.

Indhold


Gas station
Reporting
Diesel Plant
Search
Fuel Card
Consumption
Logbook
Donation
Settings
Reading guide (the weird words)

Gas station


The list shows the nearest petrol stations for passenger cars in the area (Denmark) with associated icon, company and address.

Latest list prices/pump prices in the order unleaded 92, unleaded 95 and diesel are stated, as well as distance to the nearest gas station. The distance is an estimate of how far it is expected to be if the ground was flat and the drive could be done in a bird's-eye line and without height differences. Pressing on a gas station provides distance and driving time as precisely as MapBox indicates.

Petrol prices are shown in different colors depending on how long since they were recorded:

The highlighted companies with a small blue credit card icon have attached a fuel card, and if you have checked the Settings > Show > Fuel cards, they are included in the calculation of price. More about fuel cards

The various Danish companies have different types of list prices, which are used when the pump price is adjusted to the list price when changing the oil price, dollar exchange rate or the like. The modified list prices are marked with a "*" in front of the price, based on years of experience and empirical data on pricing (applicable to OK, Shell & Go'on). This option can be changed under Settings > Display > Danish list prices.

If there are new or changes to service / tank stations, then you are welcome to inform about this: New or changed gas station. Besides text it is possible to attach a picture with GPS coordinates.
It requires 2 things from your mobile phone.

  1. Location is enabled for the mobile phone (Mobile phone settings > Location > "an accuracy")
  2. Save location is enabled for the camera (Camera settings > Save location)

Tip: If you are close to the land border, FuelFinder will automatically switch to a new country in relation to GPS. If you are outside Scandinavia, the information can be seen during search.

Context menu: none, but pressed on the list you will see details of the station and the possibility of choosing route directions or reporting of current prices.

Tankstation

Reporting


Indberetning

At the chosen service station, details of the particular station and its products are shown, and the calculated distance and time consumption will be shown, cf. directions.

There are two types of prices: pump price and list price.

Pressing [Directions] will give you directions from one's position to the chosen service station, and you may have to choose between the products on the smartphone that have this functionality.

If you press [Report] then the entered data is sent to the server: www.fuelfinder.dk with any user name if this is completed.

If you want to have your reports registered on a user account, you must be registered with name, email and password - e.g. Register me!


Diesel plant


These facilities have many different names: Transport center, Truckstations, diesel plants, Truckdiesel etc. - Each company has its own name. The list shows the nearest diesel plants for trucks in the area (Denmark, Sweden and Norway) with associated icon, company and address. The list is varieties at a distance to the nearest plant.
It is not only these stations selling fuels for the heavy and diesel, eg Circle K typically has both diesel for private and commercial driving.

Context menu: ingen, men trykkes på listen får man vist en rutevejledning.

Dieselanlæg

Search


Søgstation

If you have a need to find petrol stations or diesel plants elsewhere than local, you just have to enter the postal code or city. The input field can make "autocomplete", ie. There are suggestions for entries. Only cities (and postal codes) come from PostNord's official list of postal codes.

After pressing search, a list of nearest gas stations/diesel plants appears.

If you choose not to write a name or number completely or select a proposal, the list for the first match is displayed from the database.

Pressing the list shows a route guidance at the selected station in relation to the current position.

It is possible to see petrol stations or diesel plants in Sweden and Norway. However, you need to choose the country and type of service station.

If you want all Shell stations in Kolding, then you can write "Kolding, Shell" or "shell, cold". Zip code can also be used, eg "6000, shell". There is no distinction between upper and lower case letters.

Søgstation


Fuel Card


There are essentially two types of fuel cards.

  1. Separate card with discount on the pump / stand price and associated with a credit of 30-45 days. Bill is sent or paid over payment service.
    A variant is earning a bonus on the fuel card, which can be used as cash payment, eg Coop card.
  2. Associated credit card, eg, EuroCard, where a cash discount is given on payment.

The list is divided into countries, and under the countries there are fuel cards. If a country matches the language of the mobile phone, it will automatically appear.

You can select a fuel card by checking the right side. In the list of petrol stations and diesel plants, the company will be arched and a small credit card will be displayed. If the discount is to be calculated at the company's fuel prices, then select it under Settings > View > Fuel card.

It is possible to create, modify and delete maps. At a touch of an existing fuel show details and there is the possibility to change or delete the card.

Some of the most common fuel cards are pre-installed (the annoying ones can be deleted without any problems, but then they arise again if one deletes the app's data, but in that process one's own created cards disappear - this is standard Android).

Context menu (A "long" press) allows:

The discount is given on petrol and diesel, and as an amount per. liters or as a percentage.

PS. If the card is valid for several companies, a card must be created for each company.

Brændstofkort

Consumption


Forbrug

Get control of your fuel economy. Register time, number of liters, price per. liters and mileage. A "short" tap on the list allows you to change or delete a line. If you press briefly on the headline you will have the option of adding a new line. A "long" tap on the list (including the header) provides a context menu where it is possible to manipulate the selected list item. If the list is empty, press the heading.

Context menu (A "long" press):

If the list is empty, press the heading.

Options menu:

Tip: If you want an accurate calculation of average consumption, then it requires that the car be completely filled up every time, thus one can ensure an accurate calculation on consumption. First registration should be date, 0, 0, odometer, so average consumption can be calculated correctly.


Logbook


Register driving by car, private and commercial driving. With the possibility to specify on and off with distance and for what purpose. Date is the time here and now, which can be changed by pressing clock and calendar. A "short" tap on the list allows you to change or delete a line. If you press briefly on the headline you will have the option of adding a new line. By pressing (a "long press") on a line one can add, change or delete (Context menu).

Context menu (A "long" press):

If the list is empty, press the heading.

Options menu:

Kørselsbog

Donation


Donation

If you find this application useful, then you have the opportunity to support its development by sending a donation to the developer. Google InApps Billing is used, allowing for the use of credit cards as a means of payment.

Context menu: none, but pressing one of the buttons, then you get the opportunity to deposit money to the developer.


Setup


Setup menu

Opsætning

FuelFinder Setup > Screen:

It is possible to select 5 different themes for viewing anywhere in the app (Menu - Teamer).

  1. Default
  2. Beige
  3. Blue grey
  4. Blue (white background)
  5. Green (white background)
  6. Steel

Theme selection will be remembered from time to time. Incidentally, if you want to remove all settings, choice of theme, data for consumption and driving book, then you can delete all data (happens the same place where you would remove the app).

The above screens show the different themes in use.

Screencolor

FuelFinder setup > Display:

Showing Showing

FuelFinder setup > Report:

Indberet

FuelFinder setup > Set GPS / WIFI

You have to be careful about setting these parameters if you want to save on the battery. Small values use more power than high values, and the GPS is one of the big power saucers on the mobile phone.
Indstil GPS/WIFI

FuelFinder Setup > Version:

Indstil GPS/WIFI

Reading Guide (the weird words)


Context menu: 2 different ways can be pressed on the screen: short and long. Typically, a short press is a choice, eg check mark and a long press selection of context / context, ie. you typically get more details.

Options menu: It is difficult to describe how it is found, but often you need to look for 3 vertical dots or 4 lines (a longer line at the top and three less below) either inside the app or on the smartphone. How it appears depends on the version of the Android operating system. Called often for "a hamburger" by IT people.

POI (Point Of Interest): Is the human term for the technical term geodata, but is typically understood as a stored favorite site.

Geodata: Short technical expression of GPS coordinates.