Posts Tagged ‘Car’

Find Alternative Fuel Filling Stations Near You on

November 14th, 2008 1 comment

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This is not a widget related post. But, in light of some comments regarding our last post on the cheap gas widget, here’s a post on where to find alternative fuel filling stations near you.

We try to be green here and we know many of our readers do too.

So, for those of you interested in green cars and are looking for filling stations to power your green car, check out and their Alternative Fuel Filling Station tool. BTW, this would be a great tool to widgetize and build an iPhone app for…

The site also has great information regarding electric cars, hybrids, the technologies powering them and more.

Find specific information like MPG and EPA ratings on cars and read articles about them.

Update (Nov 20, 2008):
LA Auto Show – 2009 Green Car of the Year Award – VW Jetta Clean Diesel Wins 2009 Green Car of the Year!

[Disclaimer: we have some involvement with]

Find Cheaper Gas With Gas Price Widget

October 1st, 2008 5 comments

Gas prices hitting you in the pocket book? Try out this Gas Price widget by Motor Trend/ We can’t vouch for the accuracy of the data so try at your own risk.

Overall it’s a pretty simple widget. You enter your zip code, radius for search, gas type and sort order. You are then provided with “up-to-date” (as claimed by the widget creators) gas price list for your area and the locations. The widget has the usual links back to the parent site and Clearspring powered sharing tools.

One simple feature that we felt was overlooked is a “Map It” feature. On each of the listings a “Map It” button could link the user to a Google Maps powered page on This could easily drive more traffic to the site and that map/directions page could be monetized. Leveraging Google Maps or even any other mapping system would be dead simple.

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