DrivenData iPhone App v1.0


iPhone app keeps all UK car data at your fingertips

Want up to date data for all new cars currently on sale in the UK? This new app from DrivenData Ltd might be just up your street. A great resource for us at YW, it is bound to satisfy the geek in you! Press the big red START button, which gives you a cute blip of supercar engine (we’re guessing it’s a Ferrari of some sort, certainly a V8 – can you correct us here?!) and cruise to the car of your choice. You are greeted with easy intuitive navigation and a few photos of each car, clearly plundered from each manufacturer’s press service, along with current price and spec. Actually DrivenData has 300,000 up-to-date facts across 80 technical and specification categories, including: price, engine size, fuel consumption, maximum speed and CO2 emissions, which makes for great browsing. The best part is that the data is updated every month, and all part of the initial 2.39 UKPounds download price.


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DrivenData iPhone App - email or add to showroom screen

We’ll have to wait and see whether this promise is delivered on next month; we were disappointed by a World Cup app that failed to do it’s updates, it was cheap, but even a free app should fulfill its promise. So does it do what it says on the tin? Well, you won’t find any Zondas or Bugattis in there but Perodua and SsangYong are covered… When we added a couple of cars to the virtual “showroom”, they didn’t appear until we’d quit the app and relaunched it. Hit the “Actions” button, top right of screen and you get the option of emailing your choice, but none of the data gets pasted into the email, just the lead photo (+ make and model caption) with “Cool!” as the subject, and “Hi, Saw this on DrivenData for iPhone (available on iTunes).” The emailed photo came through at 480×300 pixels, but was lacking a file extension, meaning the receiver’s computer may not know how to open or display the photo. It certainly displayed fine in Apple’s Mail and Firefox.

Conclusion: this is definitely a version 1.0 app with a few rough edges, but with great promise, and useful sounding planned extras such UK dealership locations, directions and contact details

DrivenData iPhone App - click on EMAIL and this is what the app generates

FEATURES

* All UK new car information resides on your iPhone/iPod Touch – no network connection required to access once bought
* The latest price and spec data for every* new car on sale in the UK
* High-quality image library – includes multiple images for every car
* Updated every month with new content at no additional cost
* Includes 300,000 up-to-date facts across 80 technical and specification categories, including price, engine size, fuel consumption, maximum speed and CO2 emissions
* Every piece of information is provided direct from each of the 53 car manufacturers operating in the UK, double-checked and cross-referenced to ensure data accuracy
* Browse by make / model / version
* Share your new car search with friends via email
* Add your new car search to your ‘showroom’ to view at any time

DrivenData list details on all models that are included in current manufacturer price lists with the exception of some special and limited editions which usually only have a short sales life.


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DrivenData iPhone App - Ferrari 458 Italia gallery

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