[App Review] CarBuzz – iPhone App for Car Lovers
CarBuzz is a must-have app for all you Car lovers around the world with an iOS or an Android device. Unlike several other automobile apps on the app store, CarBuzz brings in the latest, up-to-date reviews, editorials and news from the automobile industry right onto your phone. Mind you, it’s more than a simple car catalog app, with loads of pictures, specifications and reviews of more than 569 cars around the world.
CarBuzz features hundreds of cars from every major car manufacturer around the world. Unlike other car apps in the app store, CarBuzz gets updated every day with the latest news and reviews in the auto industry. For a hardcore car enthusiast, this app is a feast for the eyes. You can browse through several car models, each of them neatly arranged under the manufacturer name. The individual car model page within the app lists out the car specifications, featured articles related to that car model and an extensive picture gallery.
I specifically liked the Related articles section at the end of each featured article, which are often helpful when you are looking to buy a car and cannot decide which one to go for.
CarBuzz also has a section dedicated for Upcoming cars, which gives you an exclusive sneak preview of all those hot new ones expected to hit the market within the next couple of years. Of-course, you will find an extensive picture gallery of each of these upcoming cars.
What more? CarBuzz makes use of Facebook Connect option to let you comment, discuss and argue about the latest and/or your favorite cars with several other CarBuzz readers. You can even share/send the articles to your friends.
CarBuzz App screenshots
CarBuzz App Trailer
What I liked the most?
- The app is slick and easy to use & navigate
- Extensive resource base for cars
- High quality pictures gallery & up-to-date information
- Multi-tasking & Fast-switching capabilities
- The best part – the app is FREE!
What needs to be improved?
- Some pictures are broken, specially under review articles
- No native app support for iPad
CarBuzz is a brand new app with v1.0 being released just a couple of days back. I expect those minor hitches with the photos to be fixed in the upcoming releases. A native iPad app will be a bonus as the cars look great on the big iPad screen, but then we can’t expect the native iPad app to be free. All in all CarBuzz is a cool, sexy, complete and a must-have app for everyone with an iPhone, iPod Touch or an Android phone. CarBuzz scores 4/5 in our review.