Tag: traffic

Google to Acquire Waze Free Traffic App for 1.1 Billion


Waze is an Israeli crowd sourced traffic app that has the ability to show you the quickest route and redirect Waze users around traffic, essentially outsmarting the traffic jam. The yet to be finalized deal is potentially valued around 1.1 Billion US. Continue reading ‘Google to Acquire Waze Free Traffic App for 1.1 Billion’

TeleNav GPS Plus for Verizon Customers Now Half Price


Premium GPS app TeleNav GPS Plus is now available on select Verizon BlackBerrys for only $10 per year (that’s 50% off!) for a limited time.
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BlackBerry Traffic 3.0 Appears in Beta Zone


BlackBerry Traffic is a mapping and navigation app for BlackBerry that allows users to plan travel routes and determine estimated time of arrival. The updated app, currently in beta measures real-time traffic conditions to provide users with the best route to take with more accurate estimated time of arrival calculations.

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Waze GPS Social Game for Commuters Launches BlackBerry Beta


Waze is a GPS-based social network and game based on your commute. The goal is to make your daily commute more rapid, more intelligent and more fun.

The Waze map provides traffic information, turn-by-turn navigation and user-generated reports. It uses crowd-sourced user-generated reports to show you where the heavy traffic is, and how to circumvent it. Waze is also a fun discovery tool by way of a pac-man style token-collecting game.

The difference between Waze and other navigation software is the crowd-sourced data. When Waze detects upcoming traffic along your original route, it will change your route and try to find a proven and efficient shortcut.
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Trapster Updated with Virtual Radar and Custom Notifications


Trapster have updated their app to version 3.6 and while I haven’t used the app in a long time, it was fun rediscovering some of its features like their custom sounds. A popular trend in navigation tools, you can switch up the audio warning for Schwarzenegger, George Bush or an Old Hillbilly.
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Trapster now available for BlackBerry


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Location-based services are making enormous gains in the mobile space. When Android launched its developer awards, most of the apps were LBS. Now Trapster will join the BlackBerry LBS space with an app that lets you know the location of speed traps. With over 100,000 users, more than 50,000 traps, speed cameras and red-light camera alerts in the system, Trapster is well on its way to stopping traffic tickets from burdening our already worsening economy.

Check out a flash demo of Trapster here.