REQUIREMENTS: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad.
Requires iOS 3.0 or later
License plate issue date
First time ever on your iPhone, THE application that lets you know the issue date for ANY vehicle in Spain (car, motor bike, truck...), ranging from 1900 to date. Hopefully, the upcoming Swiss Knife for every car enthusiast, professional or just curious people (taking the price into account, what else). Main features:
_ License plates: Search for its issue date, from 1900 to date.
- VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) basic decoding, WMI coding and model year in this initial release.
- Tyre information: Enter the codes in any tyre and receive loads of information about it (manufacture date, rim size, diameter, speed index…)
- Automatic database updating as new license plates get issued and reported by DGT (Spanish traffic authority), in a completely unattended way in every application restart.
- Help screens from every function screen, helping you to understand the application and the data you must provide.
- Double search system, a nice, graphical one with a rolling picker and a faster and more functional one keying text in directly in a text box.
- The license plate issue date gets 'automagically' searched as soon as you have keyed in a valid license, according to Spain's license plate forming rules. The application takes into account those rules and 'force' you to search only for valid license plates.
- It takes into account re-issues of old licenses, as it happens with GErona and GIrona, for example, where GE4050B and GI4050B are both valid and belonging to the same vehicle.
- Even it gets automatically updated via Internet, it works fully offline, no need at all of Internet access to perform plate searches, VIN nor tyre data.
- Major interface update. We catch the point when the people was telling that it was 'improve-able'. We believe this new version is much more appealing and you will like it.
- English translation (as you are already reading ;-) for you Shakespeare language speakers. No more 'What the hell does 'Matrículas' mean??
Among the many uses that everyone may find to such a tool like this, we developers have come out with these:
- Everyone looking to buy a second-hand vehicle, now has an easy and portable way to check the real vehicle age with the seller's reported one, no Internet required!!!
- How many times, in a trip, a car show, a movie..., have we seen a really old car and we wondered: How old may that car be??? This question will no longer remain unanswered from now on... (just in Spain, by now)
- Bet a beers' round with the pals to 'The right date', randomly choose a license plate around you and make your best guess. The worst guess, pays the round (or drinks it all, gameplay is user selectable ;-)
Ask the developers for improvement, we want this app to be the best in its genre (by now it's the only one, so one point for us) but we hope to hear from you to improve it even further.
Check on the developer's web what's going on, when could you expect improvements and what will they consist in: www.heliosbit.com
Our main improvement priorities include better VIN decoding, with MUCH more data, and adding new license plates dating databases for more countries (starting to figure out why the app is in english??? ;-) We're on it!!!
Enjoy the application and rate it honestly, Thank You!!!
New features: tyre information decoding, basic VIN decoding (still in an early stage), help screens for every new features.
Visual improvement, now even more appealing!!! ;-) Plate dating is now more accurate even!!!
The DataBase can now be forced to get updated from the 'About' screen.
Small bugs fixed.