Fuel availability reports in Ukraine
Most likely, you already know that Ukraine has been attacked by Russia. Since then, fuel availability has been a very critical issue.
The only way to figure out if the fuel is available is by going to the station. It's very risky, especially when you don't have a lot of fuel, to go through every station.
I suggest creating a feature of reporting if fuel is missing or available, and potentially enabling people to sign up for push notifications when it becomes available. This would be a HUGE help to lots of people in our country.
Ok This is partly already possible.
Someone be currently visiting / nearby the petrol station
1) choose to report > Petrol Prices,
2) enter prices only for the fuels which are available
3) Choose available = NO if not available.
Suggest speaking with the fuel seller, the prices would be more current if updated by them.
Maybe this request could be changed:
Allow Editors to upload prices and fuel availability in bulk. For instance:
1) Editor uploads fuel prices from CSV file
1.0) editor can set station, fuel type availability, price and effective date.
1.1) if previous price older than 24 hours, new price effective immediately
1.2) if previous price less than 24 hours, new price flagged as unconfirmed.
2) Drivers who are nearby petrol stations are asked to confirm any unconfirmed prices.
Thanks for the idea.
I really understand the necessity for you, but 1) it's an extremely specific request useful for just a limited time, and 2) as I see how long the development cycle takes (several months to years) the war will likely (hopefully) be over sooner.
It's more viable to program an easy website, that will hold just a list of gas stations with fuel types and check box whether it's available or not... With some searching features and user management, it could be programmed within a few days.
Or... There definitely are websites in your country as well where users report fuel prices to find the cheapest with community help. You can use them right now - just use a price like 0 or 99 as an indication that fuel is unavailable.
I think notification is a really bad idea. Did you think about what will happen once many people receive a notification at once? All will hurry to the station, ignoring risk because they can be sure if they won't come quickly it will be late. They'll make a long waiting queue - quite risky, isn't it...? Also, people living near will have a great advantage so it makes it impossible for people living just a few kilometers away to be successful in getting fuel.
So my advice is to do it a better way than using Waze...