What is it?
An app for car lovers by car lovers. CarBUZZ is an app that gives car fans the latest news in the automotive world.
The best way to explain the application is to say that it’s like having a news site built around the features of the iPhone.
Catering to the hardcore:
We took car CarBUZZ out for a test drive (please excuse the terrible pun) and found it to be quite enjoyable.
When you first launch the app you will find the days news in a blog format; meaning the stories are arranged from newest to oldest with the newer stories being placed at the top of the page.
By touching the “Cars” button, you will find vehicles nicely arranged by manufacturer and model, making it breeze to navigate. Want to see what’s going on with BMW? Simply scroll down the list and check out all the news related to the car-maker. The application presents you with an article and some nice quality photos, most of which span two screen lengths. It’s all pulled off rather nicely, and it would actually be nice to see some news Apps created this way rather than being an obvious RSS feed grabber that simply launches Mobile Safari within the App.
Catering to the casual:
This App also makes itself useful for those who aren’t as concerned with car news. It lets users check the MSRP, MPG and other features for various models as well as many of the other factors that car buyers will be interested in, as shown below:
The App has a clean, smooth interface and is a good example of a well-developed product with easy navigation. It’s definitely a must for car lovers or even those just shopping around for their own vehicles. This App was a keeper for us, but we only hope that they will soon optimize it for the iPad.