Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Allstays Big Truck Stop

Allstays Big Truck Stop is a very cool app that I'm glad I had the pleasure of testing. 

The purpose of the app is for truck drivers (and as in my case regular drivers) to find the four big brand truck stops: Flying J, Pilot, Loves, Petro and TA Travel Centers all over the USA and all are easy to spot with their own clear icon on the map, and there is no mistaking the icons as they are (without infringing on the company logos) still recognizable as the company they represent.
  As per their Google Play page this app is 100% Made in the USA, it is ready and optimized for tablets (although I didn't get to test it on one) but regardless on my Evo 4g it was stillcrystal clear and easy to look down at, and an app that is updated with driver reviews, comments, amenities, website, truck stop weather and directions consistently.
  The feature list is exceptional, especially in an app that was not only free, but also an app that is a "smaller or Lite" version of the full fledged version that I wish I had tested. It allows you to look up the US State or Canadian Provence that way you can play when to stop on your route.It has filters to select just the station that you want to see on the map. as well as a near me feature that allows one click and the map is right back to your GPS location. The last feature that I want to touch on is that the map has two views. Map which is a regular style map and a Sat which is a real view satellite map.
  This is the feature list that they have on their Google Play page.
✔Flying J Travel Plazas
✔Loves Travel Stops
✔TA Travel Center
✔Petro Stopping Centers
✔parking spaces
✔diesel lanes
✔Tripak with pick up times
✔game room
✔dump station
✔Bulk DEF
✔tire care
✔road service
✔service bays
✔travel and cb stores
✔Western Union and check cashing
✔UPS and FedEx

+ Truck stop ratings and reviews
+ NOAA GPS based weather for each point
+ Search for specific locations around you on a map or even satellite view.
+ Multiple types of icons to help spot things on the map.
+ Advanced filters: Only want a certain brand with parking, a store, showers, laundry, a lounge or ATM?
+ One-touch calling for places that have a phone number listed.
+ One-touch directions for all POIs.
+ GPS displayed in text decimal points
+ Provides data without service.
+ Supports a manual lookup where users can look up locations by state and city.

Also as I said before this is a lite version so in app you can upgrade to the full version, or one of their other helpful  apps like the RV park locator, Walmarts that allow overnight parking and more.

This apps current rating on Play is 5.0 and I have to agree with that 100%