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Gas Log 1.0.5 released

The latest version of Gas Log is now up in the Android Market.

Based on user feedback, 1.0.5 replaces the “average total cost” statistic in the rotated graph view with the “average price per gallon.”

Screenshot of the new graph view in Gas Log.

Get it now.

QR code to download Gas Log.

Note: there was a version jump from 1.0.3 to 1.0.5 because 1.0.4 contained a minor bug that I quickly fixed.

Gas Log for Android

I’m just over a month late in blogging about this, but my first Android application is out and available for download in the Android Market. I’ve written a few apps for Android, but this is the first to actually be released to the general public.

Say hello to Gas Log, the fantastically simple way to track your car’s fill-ups.

Screenshot of Gas Log's main screen.

Gas Log is simple by design and features a completely customized UI. There are similar apps on the Android Market that do much more, but Gas Log separates itself by doing a few things really well and not overwhelming the user with a noisy array of bells, whistles, and mostly ignored statistics. It’s apparent in the little details, like the custom numeric keypad that makes entering a new fill-up fast.

Screenshot of Gas Log's entry screen.

Or a beautiful graph that appears when you rotate your phone, showing you only the information you really care about.

Screenshot of Gas Log's graph screen.

Gas Log is out now and is currently free (ad-supported). An ad-free paid version will be out soon, and will include useful additions like easy backups of your data.

Search the Android Market for “Gas Log” or scan the handy QR code below.

Scannable QR code for Gas Log.

Git + Dropbox: the workflow of champions

I’ve been using this setup for some time now and it’s so insanely useful it’d be a shame if I didn’t share it. (Note: this isn’t new.) Basically, I use Git for my source control and Dropbox as my online repository—and it’s a snap to set up.

  1. Create a directory in your Dropbox folder for your projects. Mine’s called “Projects.”
  2. Open up a terminal and go to the directory of the project you’d like to host on Dropbox.
  3. In the terminal type: git clone --bare . ~/Dropbox/[projects folder]/[project name].git
  4. Then type: git remote add [project name] ~/Dropbox/[projects folder]/[project name].git

That’s it! Now after every local commit, you can push your changes to Dropbox by doing git push [project name] master.

When I want to work on a project on my laptop, I run git clone ~/Dropbox/[projects folder]/[project name].git once to grab the initial code and git pull origin master everytime I want to pull new changes in.