Drivers hours app offering you best scenario suggestions.

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I have gone for testing this app in a big way by actually getting in a truck, in full time employment with a Felixstowe based container delivery company.  I am able to earn a wage driving the truck while really putting the app through its paces and trying to trip it up.  The company is a really nice company and I can see it working long term too.

While we did send the beta version out to ten testers in mid 2013, the return of information from them was not very consistent and many fell away within a short space of time.  A few dedicated people  did send back some very important feedback but soon became frustrated with the many niggling issues that the app’ still had.  So, I am out on the road myself in a real scenario to prove it’s worth and able to test it fully for re-release to the testers in a more solid state.  A couple of other drivers are also running with the app’ and I must say it’s been very handy indeed – even for me with limited knowledge to have a solid state logging system beside me.  I must thank Tom B and Matt H for their ongoing support and results, frustration and open honesty at times!

So if you’re a haulage company who is an existing customer of mine with one of my websites and see any tweets and updates about me delivering containers all over the south, don’t worry I am still making the websites and supporting my existing customers, but earning a wage while developing my app at the same time!

Thanks for reading and your interest in the app’ to follow me personally on Twitter @proctorandy or the app account for Ask Simon and watch for it on iTunes in a few months.  I will of course update my blog in a few weeks when the full weekly and fortnightly testing has been proven.


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!



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.