With the Gasport app you can save time and money on fueling your car in Spain. The application allows you to collect discounts & promotions in affiliate stations. The application shows all the affiliate stations on a map as well as the prices of each gas stations current prices. When entering the vicinity of an affiliate station, you might get a personalized offer of discounts based on your preference. The geofencing is powered by the Proximi.io platform.
With the Gasport app, people can save significantly on their fueling needs. The advantages include saving money with personalized offers, as well as planning routes to the closest and cheapest stations around the user. The app can use our geolocation and recommend the best stations around you. You also have the option to define how far you are willing to drive for an affordable refuel. The app will then guide you to your desired gas station.
This is an interesting use case but have you tried taking it one step further? Would it be possible to use BLE beacons at gas stations for mobile payments? Would these beacons be precise enough to know exactly in which of the pumps I am in?
That’s a great idea! Beacons could be definitely used for recognizing which pump you are standing next to. With the right placement and configuration, the accuracy will be sufficient for that. Based on your location being detected by the gas pump, there could be a notification send to your phone, asking you to confirm the payment. They payment could be even fully automatic, but for security purposes I would go with the pre-confirmation 🙂
Hi Miguel, do you have experience on using BLE beacons for close range proximity geolocation. Please contact me in case you do at email@example.com
CEO & Founder
Gasport – Best fuel prices and exclusive promotions nearby
Thanks for your suggestionm,
we have it in the product roadmap. We implemented an MVP to test the interest for payments in Spain Gas Stations and we discovered that people are more interested on getting discounts than on automating payments. Nevertheless, as mobile payments get mainstream we want to give them another try using the technologies you mention.
CEO & Founder
Gasport – best fuel prices and exclusive promotions nearby