Tag: phantomalert

RIM Makes First Move on Pulling Red Light and Speed Trap Apps

Comments

As far as we can tell, App World is the first app storefront to pull apps that “encourage drunk driving”. The problem is that these apps aren’t targeted to promoting drunk driving, but rather bill themselves as apps to avoid speed traps and red light cameras (not necessarily a good thing to promote avoiding). It’s an interesting situation. On the one hand, you don’t want to promote apps that encourage reckless endangerment, but on the other hand, these apps can be used responsibly, reminding you to be cautious and check your speed.
Continue reading ‘RIM Makes First Move on Pulling Red Light and Speed Trap Apps’

PhantomALERT Uses Crowd-Sourcing to Alert You of Speed Traps, Cameras and More

Comments


BlackBerry App Version 1 – Speed Trp Alert in VA

PhantomALERT is an app available in App World that is a driver/crowd-sourced database of speed traps, red light cameras, speed cameras, school zones, DUI checkpoints, dangerous intersections and more across North America. The app alerts you if it detects that you’re approaching a point of interest and lets you react accordingly. There is a similar app right now on the market called Trapster, which has over 10,000,000 users, and it’s not clear which one provides more accurate readings for your area. In the end, it’s a crowd-sourced initiative so it depends how active your local community is for the respective app.
Continue reading ‘PhantomALERT Uses Crowd-Sourcing to Alert You of Speed Traps, Cameras and More’