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Both are very nice, I cannot decide
 
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LulzSoft's Gasmate is the better tool
 
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SciLor's Fuel Blaster is the better tool
 
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Both tool are TRASH!
 
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[VOTE THE BEST]SciLor's Fuel Blaster vs. LulzSoft's Gasmate

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29th November 2009, 11:22 AM |#11  
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I like your Fuel Blaster better.

The following are some of my impressions of Fuel Blaster vs Gasmate. No offense to either creators, these are just my opinions. I'm providing my feedback so maybe each creator can improve their programs. You're both awesome for making programs to help us all.

Pros
- Fuel Blaster's interface feels & looks better, Gasmate seems too "basic"
- Fuel Blaster's summary page is more in depth
- Fuel Blaster has Graphs
- Fuel Blaster has Customizable Units
- Fuel Blaster utilizes WVGA, Gasmate is only VGA (doesn't utilize the full screen for WVGA screens)

Cons
- Gasmate has different fuel types & grades
- Gasmate has Maintenance Records
- Gasmate has changeable date for Record Entry, Fuel Blaster is set to the time you enter the Record (what if you forgot & enter it the next week?)
- (Minor) Gasmate uses a decimal point "." instead of a comma "," (I know some places uses a comma for a decimal point but I don't like it)

Suggestions
- I would like to see Fuel Blaster with selectable different profiles for different vehicles. That way if I have multiple vehicles, I can keep track of them all. (I have a car & a motorcycle).
 
 
29th November 2009, 11:31 AM |#12  
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Thank you for your feedback

I will take a look at your suggestions in the next release
1st December 2009, 01:05 PM |#13  
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Add FuelLog to this comparision. I use it third year (maybe longer...?) and it works ok (but could be better). What I miss in FuelLog is multicar functionality, and multifuel (I have gas+LPG). Also very usefull would be possibility to synchronize with websites, which tracks fuel consumption (export/import) like www.motostat.pl
10th February 2011, 01:33 PM |#14  
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I would love to see a simpler "just fuel log" finger friendly "pretty" interface.

I boot up and it has a date field but its already filled in (I can change if need to)

tap miles I enter my miles traveled (my odo is 1.05 off so odo readings are worthless I use trip meter readings because I have larger tires)

it should guess by prefilling with the last miles I used.

tap fuel and plop in gallons used (it should guess by putting in the last amount I used and use 2 decimal places)

being able to "slide" the values would be nice. IE say I went 442 miles but last time I went 402 and it fills with 402. I just "slide" my finger over the 0 4 times to make it a 4 hit done.

this would make entry super slick super fast.

THEN the final punch. some way of "integrating" with sites like "ecomodder" to "sync" my log with the site automatically right over the air.

that would rock :)
13th August 2011, 06:45 PM |#15  
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Data Entry Is Problem for Both
Both programs require multiple taps to enter each digit. This is time consuming. Another program, MPG Tracker, displays a numeric key pad when you tap into each of the fields - miles, gallons, price. So data entry is faster and easier.

The biggest problem I have with Fuel Blaster is that I entered the data, and tapped on the Save button but nothing happened. When I moved to another screen, my entries had not been saved. I had to do this three times before I finally got a message asking if I wanted to create another data set. I tapped Yes, and my data was saved. I have no problems with my screen responding to taps in other programs. I can't understand why the large Save button does not easily save my data - and I don't need a confirmation screen; just save the data.

Gas Mate has not been updated since 2009 and the design reflects the old stylus entry screens.

All three programs need better Exit methods that actually shut down the program and remove it from memory. Many programs do thnis, so it can be done.

I will test all three for a while, but right now, MPG Tracker appears to be better for recording fuel consumption. It allows for different fuel grades and multiple vehicles. If I used my vehicle for business, I would probably get one of the better, paid programs that does more.
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