Amish Gadhia
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Hello there, this week's challenge was quite interesting and really helpful in these times when gas prices are at their peak and still increasing drastically. First, I listed down all the requirements which are necessary to complete this challenge. After noting down the features, I decided to design a smartwatch app because the watches are handy while users are driving as well as I also wanted to get my hands dirty with watch app design. I have gone through high-level instructions which apple follows while designing the app for apple watch. Finally, after a few iterations, I come up with this design solution GasStop - "find cheap gas on one tap". Once the user taps on the green button, the app will find the nearest gas stations within 20 miles. The app will show all the gas stations in a list view as well as on a map view. Users can switch views by tapping on the list and map icon. In a list view, users have the flexibility to apply the filters like distance and the prices. on a list view, user can easily find the cheapest gas by the green color. On a map view, the cheapest gas station will be open and active by default. When a user clicks on any card, they can able to view more information like gas prices of different quality gas, price charts, etc. They can also direct to a gas station by clicking on the "Direction" button. Users can also report the inaccurate gas price by tapping on "report price". An input field will open up and the user can type the accurate price and report them. Maybe we can edit the gas prices on the backend via reviewing multiple reports. That is all about my design solution. It covers all the necessary functionality to find cheap gas. In most situations, users are going to use this app while driving the vehicle so that is the reason why the watch app will be helpful and handy. I would really appreciate if you can leave feedback on my design. Thank you.
Hello there, this week's challenge was quite interesting and really helpful in these times when gas prices are at their peak and still increasing drastically. First, I listed down all the requirements which are necessary to complete this challenge. After noting down the features, I decided to design a smartwatch app because the watches are handy while users are driving as well as I also wanted to get my hands dirty with watch app design. I have gone through high-level instructions which apple follows while designing the app for apple watch. Finally, after a few iterations, I come up with this design solution GasStop - "find cheap gas on one tap". Once the user taps on the green button, the app will find the nearest gas stations within 20 miles. The app will show all the gas stations in a list view as well as on a map view. Users can switch views by tapping on the list and map icon. In a list view, users have the flexibility to apply the filters like distance and the prices. on a list view, user can easily find the cheapest gas by the green color. On a map view, the cheapest gas station will be open and active by default. When a user clicks on any card, they can able to view more information like gas prices of different quality gas, price charts, etc. They can also direct to a gas station by clicking on the "Direction" button. Users can also report the inaccurate gas price by tapping on "report price". An input field will open up and the user can type the accurate price and report them. Maybe we can edit the gas prices on the backend via reviewing multiple reports. That is all about my design solution. It covers all the necessary functionality to find cheap gas. In most situations, users are going to use this app while driving the vehicle so that is the reason why the watch app will be helpful and handy. I would really appreciate if you can leave feedback on my design. Thank you.

Feedback (13)
Thanks, Hrithik for the feedback.
Hi Saily, by designing the smartwatch app I tried to cover more audiences who commute via car as well as the bike. Based on your feedback the best solution would be to create an app for both mobile as well as smartwatch. And regarding gas price, the majority amount of users are using regular gas so I am only showing that price. Users can see other quality gas prices by selecting any gas station. I have not read any analysis or research about how people are reacting to the vibration or haptic feedback, so I am not sure if it's your opinion or any research result. Apple must have done some research before implementing maps on watch. So I guess you might not have good experience with the smartwatch map. Otherwise, it works well for many other users. Thanks for the feedback.
Wow, indeed a very unique solution Amish. Good Job
all types of vibrations feedback would be quite difficult. The user is better off thinking about acting on the road than thinking what this vibration was about***
Hey Amish. You have thought of an excellent solution for this problem. I liked it. However, I wonder, how does the app know about what fuel type I am looking for? Since it also doesn't show the fuel type for the prices shown in the list. I also wonder if an watch app would serve the purpose better and more efficiently than a phone or dashboard displays. I believe that watch navigations are mostly used by cyclists, hikers or someone who's walking. And the target audience for this app is mostly someone who drives a car/bike. Now most cars have built in screens which is the good way if not the best for a driver to navigate because it is less distractive also safer taking a hand off the steering wheel. and looking down at the watch and then reading small texts. The dashboards screens are still somewhat distracting because you're technically getting your eyes off the road, so the companies have come up with 'heads-up displays'. The remaining group of users who don't have screens in their cars use car-mounts and use their phone as a replacement for screens. Yes, the watches support haptic feedback but for so many combination of turns and being able to learn about all the vibration feedbacks, So, I really do not think a watch solution is the best solution possible for this particular problem.
Thank you for the feedback Shreya. That's a really good feature suggestion :)
Hi Neha, some users are very precise about the gas station regardless of the gas prices. So, to find their gas stations quickly I added a small logo. But, I respect your opinion and suggestion. It might work well and provide more accessibility with bigger fonts. Thank you for the feedback.
Hi Jennifer, Thank you for the feedback.
The design is creative and well-done. I wonder if we can add a feature of how much the app has created returns for the apple watch the user bought :p
Great idea with the watch design. In fact navigation is one of the main reasons people use smart watch. You've done a great work with the design as well. I do have something to add here. As the watch has very less real estate to work with, we need to be mindful about the the things we add and also the things we want to highlight. In my opinion, you could do without the gas stations' logos, which would give you more room to increase the font sizes to improve readability at a glance.
Hi Amish! Super insightful to create a watch app for this challenge. I really appreciate how much you were able to slim down the options but keep the importance at the same time. Great design work per usual!
Hi Deepak, thank you for the feedback. You completely understand my thought process for this challenge.
Brilliant idea man. I totally agree with you that people in this scenario will be more inclined to use an app on their watch rather than a mobile, but only if the UI is easy to use while driving. The filters, price and distance are great feature, the cherry on the top is report price option. With fuel prices varying almost daily, it will get hard to track the price. But if people report themselves, it would ease up the process for devs.