Archive for January, 2008

16
Jan
08

MpgGenie.com – vehicle mpg rating flex app

Have some new updates to MpgGenie.com. You can now view an Adobe Flex application that dynamically shows commuting costs on the individual vehicle pages. Here is the page for the Toyota Prius Hybrid-Electric car.

MpgGenie.com Toyota Prius mpg ratings
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10
Jan
08

Pricing Configurator

The pricing model for the company I work for is very complex. Even the sales people have a difficult time giving customers accurate pricing. I put together a pricing configurator in Flex for the sales force and customers to easily configure their products and view accurate pricing. The application is driven off a master pricing xml file and is flexible to handle many different pricing options.

Flex pricing configurator

08
Jan
08

MpgGenie.com

The cost of fuel is getting really bad! I am beginning to wonder if I would actually save money by trading in my old gas guzzling 1996 Explorer with the V8 for a more economical new car. If gas prices get high enough the fuel savings would be enough to make the payments on a new car. So, to make the comparison easy I created a flex app to do all the calculations for me. I thought other people might find it useful so I made a site for the application (http://www.MpgGenie.com). The database includes over 1000 2008 model vehicles with detailed fuel efficiency data to compare.

MpgGenie - flex application to compare new vehicle mpg ratings and commuting costs
If I were to get a Toyota Prius and gas goes over $4/gallon, the savings in fuel each month would pay for the new car payments! It is getting very tempting…….



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