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The Best Motoring Apps

Advice and Tips // 26 August 2011

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The Top 10 Motoring iPhone Apps from moneybarn, the bad credit car finance specialists:

Here at Moneybarn HQ we’re working on some really exciting mobile applications, so whilst our IT team are beavering away, I  thought it would be fun to look at some of the other car related apps that are out there. So, in no particular order, here’s part 1 of my top 10 motoring apps:

Aston Martin App

At £3.99 it’s not cheap, but what fun…using Formula 1 style telemetry technology, you can use the accelerometer and gyroscope in your iPhone to display the g-force on your car as you drive, hear the soundtrack of your favourite Aston Martin, measure your speed using the GPS chip and for the spirited drivers amongst you, find the best driving roads near your location!

Aviva MyClaims App

This free app is only for Aviva Car Insurance customers, but is a neat solution to the common problem of how deal calmly and thoroughly with being involved in a car accident. The app features the ability to pinpoint the accident location, take pictures of the scene and damage, collect witness and 3rd party audio statements and contact your insurer and the emergency services. Nothing glamourous here, but very, very useful nevertheless.

F1 Timing App

A pricy app at nearly £15.00 but if you love your Formula 1, this is incredible!  The app gives you access to the same live track position data that the teams and commentators use during the race, provides corner cameras, driver cameras, live text commentary and full race stats!

Garmin Sat Nav App

Got an iPhone, need sat nav but dont want to spend £100 + on a separate unit?  This is a cost effective alternative to stand alone sat nav units and comes with free camera alerts, photoReal junction views, 3D buildings, and much more!

Glass’s Motoring Guide

moneybarn work with Glass’s to evaluate the value of our customers’ cars prior to offering car finance – this neat app allows you to get a glass’s valuation for your car, or a car you’re looking to buy, to make sure you get the best possible deal.
Search for your car by inputting the registration number and mileage and you’ll receive 5 values per car; three trade-in values differentiated by condition, a private selling price and the price you can expect to see the car advertised for on a dealer’s forecourt.