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  1. loick

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    Glob - Traffic & Radar

    Free Software for Android 1.5 to 2.2 to determine traffic on the road network.

    Based on anonymous collection of your position, speed and direction. Data are then shown on a Map for other users to foresee traffic jams.

    Warns you when you are close to speedcams or accidents, allows trip sharing and more.

    The other features are:
    - Display Speedcam type as well as distance and speed limit
    - Display on which side accidents and Speedcam are located
    - Display Economic or non Economic Driving indicator
    - Display average speed and total distance of you trip
    - Biker mode (font size and alerts designed for bikers)
    - Anonymous accident and speed traps declaration
    - Export your trip by mail, Google Maps or carte SD (compliant with Google Earth)
    - Available in five languages
    - Works on any phone including Tatoo and Wild Fire
    - Works now perfertly on Samsung Spica
    - Works on Archos 5it with "tethering" (tested with Nokia N95)

    - Integration with Google Maps Navigation and Copilot Live 8


    Full description available on http://g-lob.com


    Stable (2011-04-08):
    Version 1.0.74b (Code Version 102 and 103)

    QR Code for Android 1.5:
    [​IMG]
    QR Code for for Android 1.6 and earlier:
    [​IMG]
    QR Code for "Real Time Traffic Auto Launch Plugin":
    [​IMG]
     

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    Which QR is which?
     
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    loick Well-Known Member
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    MonthOLDpickle,

    You're right now it's more precise
     
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    Doesn't google maps already provide this (minus the speed cams?)
     
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    Hi gizbug,

    The idea is to provide info traffic where Google Maps doesn't. When you drive the application is collecting your speed and send it to my server which displays the measures on custom tiles my application is displaying over Google Maps.

    You can also notify other users for accident or speed traps.

    The application is also logging your trip so you can export it and share it with your friends.

    There are a lot more options and the best way to understand what my app is offering more than Google Maps is to use it.

    Please let me know if something is missing or not working.
     
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    So this program runs with Google Maps/Nav? Runs separate?
     
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    No it's a different application. It also includes a service that alarms you in when approaching speedcams and accident when application has not the focus.

    This service is also use for the collaborative info traffic.
     
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    New release today on the market:

    Version 1.0.16d (Code Version 33). For Android 1.6 and earlier

    • Fix: Speed cams and accidents were not shown when using application with Wifi
    • Fix: Screen is flashing several time before "force close" on phones loaded with ROMs other than the offical ones. Is issue is only possible on ROMs having version greater than Android 1.5. Great thank to fred77fr.
     
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    New release on the market (2010-03-01) :

    Version 1.0.17 Code Version 34: For any Android version having standard screen size:

    • Evolution: Speedcams and accident notification are now showing on which side of the road it is located.
    • Evolution: You can now declare on which side Speedcams are located.
    • Fix: Export wasn't possible (Error message saying SD Card was not mounted)
    • Fix: Alert sound may not be played or partially
    • Fix: Beta tester number could be displayed as "unknown"
    • Improvement: Menus have been rearranged
    • Improvement: Bottom buttons were not easily selectable with index
     
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    Hi,

    Just to let you know that Redlight Cameras database has been updated with more than 4000 items for US only.
     
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    thanks man, good stuff
     
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    I love this app recommended to all of you if you drive a lot.
     
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    awesome app. would be awesome if it integrates with trapster.
     
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    jzsean,

    Today the app is built to take speed traps as well. Be patient, the full list of speed straps will come in the next few days with the next releases.

    Thanks for your help.

    Don't forget to rate and comment the app in the market
     
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    Hi all,

    For now a week, Google decided to not provide Traffic Info for Europe for third party application using Google Maps. This issue is very strange as genuine Google Maps application continue to provide this service. But, US continue to have Traffic Info service without any problem on third party applications.
    This issue is not justified by Google anywhere and no date is provided to tell us when Traffic Info will be available if it will ! From my point of view, this issue is due to Navigation service Google is preparing for Europe. It has been written on the net that it has to renegotiate contract with other companies to provide the service.
    In the meantime, I decided to prepare a version of Real Time Traffic that provides Info Traffic on top of the Map (don't ask me how it's a secret [​IMG] !).
    This version will be beta but pushed anyway on the market in one or two days to allow users to keep on having Traffic Info in my app. Even if the display is not that nice, it will be available for phones having Android 1.6 and earlier versions.


    For the ones who what to test this version before it is available in the Market, feel free to send me a mail to the address available on the market and I'll explain them how to get it.
     
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    I tried this app today to come back from work! simple wow!
    it is very accurate! me speed and path were right on the money 2-4 km/h give or take.
    Street name and postal code showing up! I find it amazing.
    I had a few a alram going off for no apparente reasons, but this was my first try with it. I will tune it up to my needs if I can.
    Great apps!
     
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    Hi Jay-Eff,

    Thanks for your feedback.
    As this software is free it's success only depends on comments on the market. Can you rate and comment my app on the market?
     
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    I'll have to give this another shot. Tried it before the "update' to the cameras. When I used it it missed 2 different intersections with cameras. We'll see this time...
     
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    Ok cool keep me aware if something is missing
     
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    Done! :D
     
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    New release on the market (2010-03-11) :

    Version 1.0.19b Code Version 36: For any Android version having standard screen size:
    • Evolution: Notification sound is now customizable
    • Evolution: Delivery for Android 1.5 of Google Trafic Info workaround
    • Fix: Street names are now properly shown on motorways
     
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    New release on the market (2010-03-15) :

    Version 1.0.20a Code Version 37: For Android 1.6 and earlier:

    • Evolution: Option to change language is now disabled for Android 1.6 and earlier.
    • Evolution: It's now possible to define the defautl Trafic Info layer.
    • Evolution: Add confirmation message as well as a short vibration while notifing speed cam or accident.
    • Fix: In landscape mode the last options of "Show/Hide" menu were not selectable.
     
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    Nice app. What does the little button in the middle on the main screen that turns blue do?

    Edit: found out it keeps you centered on the map.
     
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    Hi,

    Sorry, for the moment my app is not well documented in English but I'm working on it.

    The button in the middle allows you to center the map on your location (Follow Me mode). The blue point in the middle tells you if the "Follow Me" mode is enabled or not.
    When you touch the map, the "Follow Me" mode is automatically disabled to let you have a look far from your location and the blue point disappears to tell you are leaving the "Follow Me" mode.
    The "Follow Me" mode is also disabled when you search for a location using the "Search" menu.
     
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    A very cool-looking app (downloaded just now on 16-March), but on startup it has placed me and my Droid Eris (Android 1.5) in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Google Maps correctly places me in Bethesda, MD.

    All 3 checkboxes are checked in my Location Settings for "Use wireless networks", "Location Setting" and "Enable GPS Satellites"
     

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