Originally Posted by jalan94
I think the key to find a replacement for Blackberry Traffic is knowing who the traffic data source comes from. Then we can help you find a product from the same traffic data source supplier on another platform. I know that at one time Blackberry bought the defunct Dash Navigation but clearly their cloudsourced approach is no longer the source of data for traffic for this product because they haven't been in business for years. So, does anybody know where the traffic data source comes from?
BB Traffic's traffic info was crowd-sourced (see BlackBerry Traffic Now Available
). Toronto had and still has a really large userbase of blackberry's, and that is probably part of the reason its routes and ETA's were so good in my case.
However, it wasn't only the accuracy of the traffic data that made this app so good. It was the way it presented the most relevant info to you. For instance, the dual view of the direct route and the less traffic route made you feel comfortable that you were actually taking the best route. There was no fiddling around in menus asking for the best routes, they were always displayed to you on the main screen and auto-updated if you took a different route. No other app does this, and I didn't realize the genius of it until I had to find a replacement for it.