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What are some popular apps for finding gas prices?

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As of 2015, some popular gas price apps include GasBuddy, Gas Guru and Waze. Available for iPhone and Android, these smartphone apps help users find and share tips on the lowest gas prices nearby.

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GasBuddy is one of the best-known gas price apps, utilizing crowdsourced information to help users find the best prices. GasBuddy users report low gas price sightings, which the app then aggregates and displays. The service offers incentives for reporting low prices with drawings for free gas cards that only frequent price reporters can enter. The app boasts a large user base, but some critics complain that its interface feels dated.

Gas Guru is a gas app that relies on the Oil Price Information Service for its information. The prices are accurate, but they may not receive updates as frequently as GasBuddy or other crowdsourced apps. The app can display nearby stations with prices on a map and also give users directions. Gas Guru also lets users share their savings with friends on Facebook.

Waze is another crowdsourced gas price app that allows users to report in on low prices they encounter. The app features a trip planner that informs users of how much they are likely to spend on gas during a trip. Waze also offers exclusive deals at certain partner gas stations that the app indicates.

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