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Traffic Media UK - iPhone Traffic Monitoring App


Article by: Darren Griffin
Date: 18 Dec 2009

pocketgpsworld.comTraffic Media UK is an iPhone app, and one that offers access to regional traffic radio reports and Motorway network cameras. It doesn't use GPS but for anyone planning a long journey over the holiday break it might prove useful.

Using a simple map interface you can hear reports for your region and look at still photos from motorway cameras to check traffic and, given the current snow, weather conditions.

Currently Traffic Radio is only available for England but Alerts are available for the whole of the UK. You can choose which alerts you wish to receive and at 1.19 it's cheap and simple solution that works well.

For more information see the Traffic Media web site at www.trafficmediauk.com or download from the iTunes Appstore here.

Comments
Posted by adamf on Fri Dec 18, 2009 11:05 pm Reply with quote

cant get the cameras to work also i can get traffic radio for free also traffic via highways and other means what i want is trafficmaster mmm


 
Posted by Darren on Sat Dec 19, 2009 9:48 am Reply with quote

adamf Wrote:
cant get the cameras to work also i can get traffic radio for free also traffic via highways and other means what i want is trafficmaster mmm

Traffic Cameras 'were' working when I posted the news item, albeit my local ones were covered in snow!

But they stopped later and are still off-line. They do state that camera images will occasionally be unavailable due to operational reasons.

As the cameras were the best feature, being able to check if roads were snow free for instance, their absence makes the app rather less value.

I was sure there was a TrafficMaster type app but can't for the life of me! However UK Traffic or Traffic i UK are both good starts.


Darren Griffin - Editor

 
Posted by SSR on Sat Dec 19, 2009 9:56 am Reply with quote

It's called Trafficmaster Companion SmartNav, but I wouldn't recommend it, based on the beta.

My personal favourite is TrafficTV, which shows a map and when speeds drop below 20mph. It also has cameras, but I find the speeds of most use.


 
Posted by mostdom on Sat Dec 19, 2009 10:08 am Reply with quote

I use 'Traffic UK' which is really compitent as you can also change the internet source data. I'am currently using BBC traffic feed.

If traffic master has one of these feeds then you could plumb into it as well!


Dom

HERE LIES PND May it rest in peace.
Navigon 7310/iPhone Navigon&Copilot

 
Posted by Phillip-C on Thu Jan 14, 2010 8:00 am Reply with quote

Version 1.01 released - re-establishing Traffic Cameras and introducing Motorway Services


 
Posted by Darren on Thu Jan 14, 2010 8:31 am Reply with quote

At last! I've been following your web-site updates. Typical of my luck that the day after I downloaded it the camera service disappeared.

Glad to hear they are back.


Darren Griffin - Editor

 
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