FuelFrog with Metric and Direct Messaging Support

FuelFrog was updated last weekend with support for metric units. We now support liters, meters, and can show your efficiency in l/100km (lower is better) which gets used by many more sensible countries for monitoring their fuel usage.

Upon releasing this, we got an email from a user in the UK who informed us that they measure distance in miles, volume in liters, and efficiency in miles per gallon. This threw me for a bit of a loop and I had to make some “special cases” for the UK.

In any case, we’re now happy to also offer support for our UK users and hopefully provide them data in the units with which they’re most familiar.

MySQL and closed-source

Apparently someone at Sun agreed with my sentiments about moving to a more closed-source model for MySQL.

While my original comments are self serving, apparently Sun believes that it will make better business sense in the long term to keep these components open-source. Hopefully this is a vote of confidence for the quality of product the open-source model has helped MySQL create.

FuelFrog is out!

The answer is, FuelFrog. Over the past 9 weeks, we’ve conceived an idea, branded, implemented, tested, launched, and started to market a brand new web application. I’ll be talking more over the next few weeks about the technology behind FuelFrog and what’s coming up for new features!

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We know that you care about how your car affects the environment. What better way to understand and manage this than to start tracking it! FuelFrog will help you keep an eye on your gas consumption, mileage, and also help you understand how gas prices affect your budget.

Through integration with Twitter, it’s easy to keep FuelFrog up to date. Each time you fill up, simply send @fuelfrog miles price gallons for example, my last fillup was @fuelfrog 320 3.539 10.293. We’ll do all the rest!

Log on to FuelFrog now and try it out!