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We have finally got to the final testing stage for the Ask Simon app for the UK truck timer app that does so much more.  It’s this ‘so much more’ that has caused the delays with the release of the app’.  We needed to make sure that it is 100% before we send it out to a very critical market place – the UK truck driver.  The additional functions that do so much calculating with the scenarios that the app offers, has needed testing and feedback from an initial 10 testers.  This has been increased to a new batch of 10, so we have 20 testers at the moment, testing the app before we submit to iTunes.

Screen shot for Ask Simon Drivers Hours ToolWe can’t thank the people that have submitted the feedback to us, as this is invaluable for final delivery of the product.  Some have offered support and then not downloaded the app’ and this is a shame as we needed the support of everyone, that may have an input or influence to help us.  We really do appreciate all the support that the testers are giving us and we will be mentioning them on the credits of the app’.

We have made the submission of faults and suggestions easier with the development version;  We have added a temporary “Submit Feedback” button on the app’s home screen, so that faults and suggestions can be fed back when the driver finds them (and has stopped driving of course)

The developers have been struggling with the mapping function as this drains the battery, but we have moved to an alternative method and hoped this helps with the battery life issue.  Again, feedback has been invaluable with this.

So, look out for the development news on this blog or sign up to know when this is out on iTunes for your iPhone here or contact us for more information here and yes – we are getting excited!



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In the next 48 hours, 10 drivers and 4 office staff from the haulage industry will begin to test the new app for UK HGV drivers that are required to adhere to the UK tachograph rules.  The app will be tested for 2 weeks to prove the daily rest, weekly rest, twice weekly allowance and much more.  The app has some great features and a few that  cannot be replicated without the amazing coding, understanding and testing that has gone in to this app.

Ask Simon Screen Shot

The New Look Layout

The Ask Simon app can give you a list of scenarios to work with for your day, based on the remaining duty you have left and what would be most efficient for your time.  These have been tested, proven, broken and fixed many times over to get the Ask Simon app to the place it is today.  It’s more than just a tachograph counter and timer, it’s a real tool that does the job of the person Andy used to phone when he was in a truck, needing help with the law.  Now that Simon is not around any more, this app had to be developed and stands as great testament to Simon’s knowledge.

The development spans 915 files and nearly a half a million lines of coding with many developers with their own specific tasks all knitted together by some very clever methods to give us the app that a selected few have had access to.  We are very proud of what has been achieved and looking forward to the feedback from the Beta testers and their findings, suggestions and any faults before we release this.

If you want to know more, please like our Facebook Page at the bottom of our website or follow us on Twitter.  We will be publishing the URL for purchasing this app for the UK haulage driver soon and hope will you enjoy the rewards of the latest tool for you – the UK truck driver.  Thanks for reading this blog and so register here if you would like to be notified when this app is released.





Yes, it’s on its way, the iPhone app for truck drivers in the UK.  I am sitting at my desk, waiting for the team to arrive this morning to start the development of the Ask Simon Haulage Support iPhone app for the UK truck drivers on the iPhone.  This tool, will initially come out on the iPhone, going out on Android in Q3 of 2013.

Today is our first development meeting after around a year of securing the right partners for the venture.  The actual release date has been set for the 12th December, if there are no changes and alterations.  Our iPhone developers are keen to see the UK truck drivers app succeed and we are sure the truck drivers community of Britain will make sure we are kept informed of its function, use, benefits and quirks.

If you would like to be a developing test partner, please email us why you would be of use to the project and why you would be interested in the Ask Simon Haulage Support iPhone app.