The GasBuddy, which typically helps consumers find the cheapest gas nearby, has become the No. 1 app on the U.S. due to the fuel shortages in the U.S. that followed the cyberattack on the . Fearful that gas would become unavailable, Americans began panic-buying in ways that haven’t been seen since the significant outage of 2020. As a result, thousands of gas entirely. This dramatic situation has dramatically benefitted the GasBuddy app, which that helps users locate which local stations still have gas for sale.
As of Wednesday afternoon, GasBuddy says the effects of the Colonial data is self-reported by GasBuddy users, it may not represent the most current information.are being felt across 11 U.S. states, mainly in the Southeast and Washington, D.C. had the highest number of gas stations with fuel outages, with 65% of stations reportedly out of gas as of 2:48 p.m. ET on Wednesday. Kentucky has the lowest at only 2%. Because this
During the week, consumers have been turning to GasBuddy to help them find where they can fill up. Yesterday, theNo. 1 in the “Travel” category on the , steadily climbing its top overall charts. This afternoon, GasBuddy became the No.1 app in the non-games category and the highest-ranked overall across the U.S. App Store. According to intelligence firm Apptopia, GasBuddy saw 15,203 new downloads yesterday — a 59% increase from its average daily downloads, 9,560 for the past 30 days. However, third-party data accurate for sudden shots in rank — it catches up a few days after the fact.
Reached for comment, GasBuddy says its downloads were far higher than the third-party estimates. Across all platforms, including iOS and, it saw 20x more downloads yesterday than an average day in 2021. The company told 313,001 total downloads yesterday, compared with the average daily downloads for the previous 30 days of 15,339. Broken down by platform, GasBuddy and 208,266 downloads on iOS on Tuesday, May 11, 2021. Apptopia also noted that GasBuddy hadn’t been the No. 1 app on the App Store all the been recording app store rankings, which goes back to January 1, 2015. However, it noted that the No. 1 at some point. GasBuddy . Today is the first time it has ever topped the , though it got close once before when it reached No. 2 behind a walkie-talkie app during Hurricane Irma in September 2017.