Save money on gas with these free Android apps

Apr 21, 2011
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With gas prices cruising towards five bucks a gallon in most parts of the country, Android owners should tap their phones before they tap a tank.

There are many free apps that can help you find cheap gas in your area, identify and avoid traffic jams, and share rides with others via carpools and other forms of public transportation.

Before hitting the road, we recommend you download these handy Android apps.

Grouping together in one vehicle saves on transportation costs and actually may help you get where you’re going more quickly by taking advantage of the carpool lane. Of course, the eternal question remains, “Who’s turn is it to drive?” This free app has a recommendation system that actually suggests who’s turn it is based on driving history and a proprietary scoring system.

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Brad Spirrison

Brad Spirrison is the managing editor of appoLearning and Appolicious Inc. In this capacity, he has sampled and evaluated thousands of iOS and Android applications. He also holds an M.A. in Education and Media Ecology from New York University.

Spirrison worked in concert with appoLearning Expert and Instructional Technology Specialist Leslie Morris while curating and evaluating educational applications.

A longtime media and technology commentator and executive, Spirrison is also a regular contributor to ABC News, The Huffington Post, TechCrunch, Bloomberg West and The Christopher Gabriel Program.

Spirrison is married and lives with his wife and young son in Chicago. As his son was born just weeks before the debut of the iPad, Spirrison takes his work home with him and regularly samples and enjoys a variety of educational applications for young children.

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