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App Attack #014: Vroom Vroom!

App Attack #014: Vroom Vroom!



App Attack #014: Vroom Vroom!

App Attack #014: Vroom Vroom!

With the annual Singapore Grand Prix happening right now, are you missing out on all the action from the race circuit? Well, we'll give you the next best thing: apps that keep you on the edge of the driver's seat! Learn how you can monitor the latest results from the F1 circuit, to real-time performance results of your own car and its prowess with these apps recommendations, in our App Attack for the F1 2011 season!


Formula1.com 2011

Price: Free
Category: Sports
Platforms: Apple iOS / BlackBerry / Google Android 

If you are a F1 fan, the Forumla1.com 2011 app is your essential guide to the excitement from the circuit.

This app presents all the information that you need to know (results, breaking news, recent images, drivers's tandings) on your home page through real-time data streaming from Formula One Management's Technical Centre at the race track. With the Formula1.com 2011 app, you are put right at the heart of the action. 

  


PocketDyno

Price: Free
Category: Tools
Platforms: Apple iOS

Monitor your vehicle's performance with the PocketDyno app, which utilizes your phone's accelerometer to provide various metrics. This includes time, distance, speed, acceleration and power to give you a better overview of your vehicle's performance.

And if you have the US$12.99 cash to spare, consider the PocketDyno+ upgrade, which tracks more options such as estimated wheel horsepower, reaction time with simulated drag tree and many more to improve your driving skills.

 


Rev

Price: US$39.99
Category: Sports
Platforms: Apple iOS

For the advanced drivers who want something more than a simple accelerometer-based monitor, Rev goes one step further and interacts with your onboard diagnostic system. Besides the usual torque, wheel horsepower and RPM data, you can also monitor your car's "Check Engine" light and determine the trouble code for your mechanic to diagnose.

Here's the downside: to use this app, you'll need to purchase a separate device such as the KLXL Wifi module  that acts as a connector to your iPhone or iPod. The price, however, could set you back by US$149.99.

 


Fuel Friend Lite

Price: Free
Category: Tools
Platforms: Google Android 

All that vehicle modification to enhance your vehicle's performance, and the most indicative result, is your fuel consumption.

And that's why you'll need Fuel Friend Lite, an intuitive and easy-to-use app that helps you keep track of your fuel mileage. It shows you statistics such as average fuel economy, cost per distance, total fuel, cost and distance traveled, allowing you to adjust your monthly budgets accordingly.

If your fuel consumption took a turn for the worse, you can check out the "Advisor" function to help you determine if it is the best time for fuel fill up. You can also change the sensitivity of the near-term trend indicator according to your preferences.

 


Asphalt 6

Price: US$0.99
Category: Games
Platforms: Apple iOS / Google Android

Now, what if you don't have an actual car to drift with? Well, the closest that you'll get to the thrills of the streets, is through the exciting world of Asphalt 6.

Asphalt 6 immerses you in the fast-paced world of street racing, putting you on the edge as you zoom through heavily packed streets around the world. The game boasts impressive graphics and action sequences, which will keep you on your toes as you race your way into the leading position.