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  1. #71
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    Is it possible to just input "CityName" and then it would go to "CityName"GasPrices.com and retrieve the local prices for you, like entering a city name for local weather. I realize there are cities with the same name but the weather sites seem to sort this out.

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    at the moment, I really made it simple. but inputting a city name is definitely doable. I do have a few request for this project such as finding gas prices for canada and europe. Only thing I dont have at the moment is time to delve into them. hopefully once i get time, i come up with phase 2 of this project

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    Is anyone else noticing that the Gas prices seem to be about $1 off?

    http://www.automotive.com/gas-prices...ing/index.html everything is like $3.20, but in my SD, I see them as more like $2.20. I am at work and don't have a screen shot, but I absolutely remember them as around the $2 area. I've not seen gas that cheap in years.

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    Well, here is some proof that the prices are WRONG...

    Granted, the last updated is a couple weeks ago, but gas hasn't fluctuated THAT radically since then.



    http://www.automotive.com/gas-prices...ond/index.html
    or if you prefer the zipcode version (both are the same that I can tell)
    http://www.automotive.com/gas-prices...html?zip=98052


    update: 03/06/08 12:41pm
    Just FYI, I re-re-re-verified this today by purposely refreshing the screen (I was under the impression it did that automatically if there was an internet connection and when you then load the plugin -- turns out, not so much. you have to manually push the button). Anyways, the prices were all basically the same as that screenshot, so I didn't bother with another one.

    I find it peculiar that *I* am the only one to notice this?


    one more thing, the "miles" text under the price is virutally impossible to see. In fact, I didn't even notice it until I took the screen shot and saw it blown up in photoshop! could you please make the color something that stands out more. I appreciate the "subtlety" of it, but in a 800x600 7" screen, in sunlight, you just can't see it.

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    i'll look into the issue, when i get a chance.

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    is anyone having issues with this running in 1.1.6? the program runs, but when it goes to download info for current zipcode it returns an error about "unable to resolve the current zipcode" or something similar to that. it was working okay in 1.1.0, and i just noticed this today (had 1.1.6 installed a couple of days) during our 400 mile trip. I tried it at several points aloong the way and it searched the new zipcode each time but returned the same error. other gps/internet programs like weather and movie scout had no problems.

  7. #77
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    I looked into the issue. and looks like the issue is the website am getting this gas price has changed their layout. so this means that am parsing the data incorrectly. I'll look into fixing this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bembowe View Post
    I looked into the issue. and looks like the issue is the website am getting this gas price has changed their layout. so this means that am parsing the data incorrectly. I'll look into fixing this.
    thanks, love your mod, and it defintly helps in this day and age

  9. #79
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    Any update on this? Heck, I just now noticed (been running 1.1.1.6 for awhile) so no big hurry. Just curious. And yes, Great mod!
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    Quote Originally Posted by danielkh View Post
    Any update on this? Heck, I just now noticed (been running 1.1.1.6 for awhile) so no big hurry. Just curious. And yes, Great mod!
    Well, the website i was getting this info completely changed on me. Now when searching by zipcode, the site no longer gives the gas prices for the gas stations within the zipcode but rather of the entire city. so this completely makes my functionality unuseable. I am looking into using different website to get this information.

    If anyone knows of a good site to get gas prices per zipcode, send them over to me.
    thanks

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