Trapster - Speed Trap app using GPS

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by FearlessFreep, Oct 8, 2008.

  1. FearlessFreep macrumors 6502a

    Jul 15, 2008
    Northern Virginia, USA
    Saw this in the new releases. Has anyone tried it yet?

    I sometimes have a ... ahem ... slightly heavier foot. Looks promising.
  2. Bodah macrumors regular

    Jul 23, 2008
    This sounds exactly like a program I suggested on HowardForums on 8/7

    A program that crowdsources the location of cops watching for speed. When you drive by one, you tag the location and it lets other users in the area know that there was someone watching speed for the next couple of hours. It also keeps a database of frequently watched locations.

    If it wasn't free, I would want some royalties :D
  3. Bankerts macrumors member

    Sep 8, 2008
    This application has been around for quite a while on other phone platforms.
  4. TechJunky macrumors regular

    Jul 25, 2008
    This might be a decent app, if it didn't crash EVERY time I open it. :mad:
  5. Ding.Dong macrumors regular

    Jun 18, 2008
    Los Angeles
    I've tried this app and found the data to be pretty unreliable. Maybe this will change as they get more submissions, but for now it's not very useful.

    The interface is not very well designed, either. Instead of using the pinch and squeeze gestures to zoom, you have to use a slider, which is a major hassle. And you can't scroll around the map to see what's ahead. You can only center it on your position.

    There's another similar app called "iRadarUSA", but that one costs $15.
  6. robdam1001 macrumors 6502a

    Sep 23, 2008
    In order to receive trap notifications, does the app need to be running or is it always running in the background?

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