Wednesday, June 29, 2011

IRS Increases Mileage Rate to 55.5 Cents per Mile

For the second time in three years, the IRS is making a mid-year increase in the deduction rates for miles driven for business and medical/moving. It's a nice little healthy jump too! For July 1st through December 31st:

Business rate is now 55.5 cents/mile (up from 51)
Medical/Moving rate is now 23.5 cents/mile (up from 19)
Charity rate remains the same at 14 cents/mile

See the IRS site for the official statement:,,id=240903,00.html?portlet=6

Saturday, June 11, 2011

MileBug 2.1 - GPS Full Path Tracking with Map Display

Last night MileBug 2.1 hit the App Store with the most exciting feature of the year - GPS Full Path tracking with Map Display. Ever since Apple allowed apps to run in the background, users have been requesting full GPS tracking. Now it's here -!

When adding a new trip, select "GPS Tracking" under the odometer readings on the Add Trip screen. This will slide on a Map View and show your current location. Simply tap "Start Tracking" and MileBug will drop a pin every time you move more than 1/10 mile. You can return to Add Trip and fill in the rest of the information, save it, and even leave MileBug to open other apps. As long as MileBug is running in the background (which it does by default), it's tracking your trip.

At any time, you can open the Trip and return to GPS Tracking and see your path on the map. Your path is drawn on the map, with dragable pins every 1/10 mile. To edit your path, you can drag pins around, remove pins, even add new pins. If you happen to forget to turn off GPS tracking when you arrive at your destination, you can easily trim your path to the correct pin when you do remember.

Full Path GPS Tracking is in the full version only. MileBug Lite GPS is only "as the crow flies" and does not include map display.

Please let us know in the comments below how it's working for you and suggestions on improvement, or even new features for our next release.

MileBug in the App Store -