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Old April 27th, 2010, 04:45 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Looking for the best app for up to minute traffic reports, etc. Is there one that you can integrate into Google Maps?

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Google does have a layer that shows traffic. I don't think it is always that up to the minute, but it does work.

As far as third party apps go there are three that I have actually tried. They all worked, but I ended up not really needed them.

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Looking for the best app for up to minute traffic reports, etc. Is there one that you can integrate into Google Maps?
click the "layers" icon that looks like a few papers stacked in a box and select "traffic".

It's the same feed as is used in their web version. It appears to be updated every 10 mins or so.
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Thanks, do any of those apps work better than the one in google maps??
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There might also be websites with traffic information in your area from radio stations, tv stations, and government. Save a bookmark to the ones that are useful.

For example, here in Westchester, NY there is HudsonValleyTraveler.com (run by NY DOT) and for going down to the city there is 1010wins.com.
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I developped such app based on Google Maps and you can chose to refresh the traffic layer starting from 1 minute.

You'll also have crowdsouced info traffic, accidents and speed traps.

If something is missing feel free to ask new features

I have a post at Realtime Traffic & Speed Cams

have a look to "Real Time Traffic & Speedcams" on the market or click this link from your android

market://search?q=pname:net.monthorin.rttraffic (for android 1.1 to 1.5)
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market://search?q=pname:net.monthorin.rttraffic16 (for android 1.6 and more)
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The best traffic device I ever found is TrafficGauge, which unfortunately just went out of business. It was a dedicated always-on wireless device with a screen a bit bigger than a smartphone. I guess the smartphone alternative is to bookmark the DOT website, but I'm sure gonna miss that trusty little gadget...
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I developped such app based on Google Maps and you can chose to refresh the traffic layer starting from 1 minute.

You'll also have crowdsouced info traffic, accidents and speed traps.

If something is missing feel free to ask new features

I have a post at Realtime Traffic & Speed Cams

have a look to "Real Time Traffic & Speedcams" on the market or click this link from your android

market://search?q=pname:net.monthorin.rttraffic (for android 1.1 to 1.5)
or
market://search?q=pname:net.monthorin.rttraffic16 (for android 1.6 and more)
is there a single service or different services that provide the traffic data? if it only one service, then wouldn't all the traffic apps be the same, other than the UI?
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I know this post is old. But we have developed a traffic app named "Traksor".

It is based on Google Map and also integrated with Facebook. Features include 1-click route setting, Travel time estimation and community notification.

You can see www.traksor.com and try our application.
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You may want to try the free WAZE app.

WAZE is a crowd-sourced (a.k.a. community-generated) mobile satnav app providing free turn-by-turn navigation based on the live conditions of the road.
100% powered by users, the more you drive, the better it gets.
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@BradF - For what kind of website that you need an app to go on...
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Google Maps and its free. Use it when going to work.
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Google Maps and its free. Use it when going to work.
Give waze a try. I've been using it for a week now. I think their traffic data/calculations are much more accurate and current than google maps.

I've seen some problems routing when you get in areas with smaller roads, but if you have a daily commute with multiple route choices, waze is great.

If you aren't in a populous area, you might not have enough wazers to get good data. Surprisingly, i always see users nearby on the map. I'm on Long Island
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