Saturday, 28 September 2013

New Features in Three Quarter Tank Version 1.1.0

New Features in Version 1.1.0

In this version, I have added the following handy features.

  1. Auto calculation of estimated driving distance from current location to Woodlands or Second Link customs. 
  2. User can choose a suggested route to Woodlands or Second Link in iOS Map and enter the actual driving distance in Three Quarter Tank.

Choosing a Custom and Checking Actual Driving Distance

In calculate top up amount screen, the fuel efficiency and petrol unit cost will be defaulted to your previous value entered since these values seldom change.  Enter the current mileage and choose "Which Custom?"
Choose Which Custom?
In the "Which Custom?" screen, you can choose between Woodlands Custom and Tuas Custom and the distance is automatically calculated.

Estimated Distance to Customs
You can accept the estimated distance by choosing either Woodlands or Tuas.  If you want more accurate distance, touch the blue arrow on the right hand side to enter the actual driving distance.
Enter an actual driving distance
Press the "Check Suggested Routes" button to launch iOS Map and then choose a route and go back to Three Quarter Tank App to enter the actual driving distance.
Check actual route distance in Map

The top up amount will be calculated after you entered the actual driving distance.
Top Up Amount is calculated

Sunday, 8 September 2013

Three Quarter Tank Terms of Use

Terms of Use

Thank you for choosing Three Quarter Tank App! This is an agreement between you and App creator  that describes the terms of use for Three Quarter Tank App and services.  You should review the entire agreement because all of the terms are important and together create this contract that applies to you.


Please note we do not provide warranties.

Limitation of Liability

Whilst every effort has been made in building this Three Quarter Tank App, I am not to be held liable for any special, incidental, indirect or consequential damages or monetary losses of any kind arising out of or in connection with the use of the this App and information derived from this App.

This Three Quarter Tank App is here purely as a service to you, please use it at your own risk. Do not use the App information for anything where loss of life, money, property, etc.

Privacy Policy

We collect personal and activity data, which may be linked.
We use technologies like cookies (small files stored on your browser), web beacons, or unique device identifiers to identify your computer or device so we can deliver a better experience. Our systems also log information like your browser, operating system and IP address.

We also may collect personally identifiable information that you provide to us, such as your name, address, phone number or email address. With your permission, we may also access other personal information on your device, such as your phone book, calendar or messages, in order to provide services to you. If authorized by you, we may also access profile and other information from services like Facebook.

Our systems may associate this personal information with your activities in the course of providing service to you (such as pages you view or things you click on or search for).

We do not knowingly contact or collect personal information from children under 13. If you believe we have inadvertently collected such information, please contact us so we can promptly obtain parental consent or remove the information.

We collect or share your location only with permission.
In serving you, we may use or store your precise geographic location, if you give us permission to do so. We do not use or share this data for any other purpose. Many devices will indicate through an icon when location services are operating. We only share this location information with others as approved by you.

You can request to see your personal data.
You can sign into your account to see any personally identifiable information we have stored, such as your name, email, address or phone number. You can also contact us by email to request to see this information.

We may keep data indefinitely.
We may keep data indefinitely.

We don't share your personal information with marketers.
We generally do not share personally identifiable information (such as name, address, email or phone) with other companies for marketing purposes.

No ad companies collect data through our service.
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We take steps to protect personal information.
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Information we collect may be stored or processed on computers located in any country where we do business.

Special situations may require disclosure of your data.
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You can review more privacy-related information.
This privacy policy was last updated on 8 September 2013. Our privacy policy may change from time to time. If we make any material changes to our policies, we will place a prominent notice on our website or application. If the change materially affects registered users, we will send a notice to you by email, push notification or text.

Three Quarter Tank Guide

Getting Ready with Current Tank

First, you need to know your car fuel efficiency in the unit of km/litre.

Secondly, you need to observe mileage from full tank to 3/4 tank.  Do the following,
  1. Top up to Full Tank.  Reset your car mileage meter to zero if possible, enter 0 km @ Full Tank using the App.  If you are not able to reset your car mileage meter to zero, you may enter the actual mileage.
  2. Observe the mileage when the fuel gauge drop to 3/4 tank.  Enter the mileage @ 3/4 using the App.
  3. After you have done the above steps, you are ready to calculate top up amount.
Getting Ready to Calculate Top Up Amount

Calculate Top Up Amount to 3/4 Tank

At the petrol kiosk, do the followings
  1. Enter your car fuel efficiency
  2. Enter petrol unit cost 
  3. Enter current milage
  4. Enter distance to custom
The top up amount should be automatically calculated after you entered the above values.  If not calculated, press Calculate.

It is advisable to top up at kiosk nearer to Singapore custom for the first few times.  After you grasped the concept of using this App, you may try to top up at petrol kiosk nearer to your home.

Three Quarter Tank Tips

Tips to improve accuracy
  1. The fuel efficiency reading from car dashboard may no be accurate. You may want to do your own profiling.
  2. Always reset your distance meter to zero after you top up the petrol.
  3. Enter the mileage when the fuel gauge drop to 3/4 tank. This value may vary for every tank due to how full the previous top up was and different traffic condition. 
  4. Always check if the petrol unit price has change. 
  5. Enter the estimated distance to custom.  It is even better if you check the actual driving distance using Map Apps. If you are making a detour, you need to add in the detour distance.
Factors affecting the accuracy of calculated top up amount
  1. Fuel efficiency may vary according to actual traffic condition. 
  2. Fuel gauge is usually very sensitive at 3/4 tank and a small distance travelled may cause it to drop drastically. 
  3. Fuel gauge could be sensitive to slope especially when the vehicle is travelling up or down slope. 
  4. Unexpected traffic jam on the way to Singapore custom may accelerate the drop of fuel gauge below 3/4 tank.