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PostPosted: Wed Dec 11, 2019 8:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mordorf wrote:
I've been using the suggested speedtrap alert app

Does it display the average speed through the specs zones? That is the major win for me.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 11, 2019 9:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I believe it does yes. There are dedicated settings for configuring average speed. Give it a try , there is a free trial and is less than a couple of quid to buy should you decide to use it beyond the trial.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 11, 2019 9:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'll take a look, ta Thumbs Up
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 11, 2019 9:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

marksfish wrote:
Mordorf wrote:
I've been using the suggested speedtrap alert app

Does it display the average speed through the specs zones? That is the major win for me.

Ref: Speedtap alert. Didn't see option to download camera data base for it? Long day so may have missed it Laughing Out Loud
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 11, 2019 9:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

From whatI have seen, you have to download the database in IGO format. Three bars in top left, Settings, Databases. Add it from there. I believe each time you update the database, you then use the three dots in top right and Update databases.

From what I understand, i haven't installed it yet.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 11, 2019 10:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just download CSV database and import into the app from Settings - Database. No need to unzip as the app will do that automatically for you. Check out the apps online help from the settings, it explains all compatible database formats.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 12, 2019 12:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I use it and find it pretty good.
It handles SPECS reasonably well and does give you your current average speed readout that is reset at each camera passed.
If you import the GB road data, you get other good stuff like speed limits, and the SPECS work better with that loaded as well.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 12, 2019 12:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mordorf wrote:
Just download CSV database and import into the app from Settings - Database. No need to unzip as the app will do that automatically for you. Check out the apps online help from the settings, it explains all compatible database formats.

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 12, 2019 12:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don't use any old CSV file.
Use the iGO ~ "UK - single file with all cameras" database as this has got directional data which SpeedTrap Alert uses correctly. Again, no need to unzip. You get a .txt file with the cameras and another with the pending (awaiting verification) mobile cameras. You can select either (or not) or both within SpeedTrap Alert.
Want any tips on usage? Start a new thread.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 12, 2019 3:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This Speedtrap Alert has potential if CA becomes obsolete on newer Android versions.

Bit of a faff to setup but once done seems to work OK. Works through car system like CA and has a nifty feature that when it detects, or loses, a selected Bluetooth device it turns on or off automatically.

I'll hold on to it as a backup.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 14, 2019 9:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

M8TJT wrote:
Try SpeedTrap Alert. It plays nicely with the PGPSW database and has a few rather nice features. No auto update, but that's about all that's missing.
Web stuff on speedtrap-alert.com

Does STA continue monitoring average speed in the background or spilt screen?

I've found, when using Waze, that CA forgets your average speed if not the primary app running.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 14, 2019 10:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It has a popup with current speed and average displayed over the top of any foreground program such as Waze. Or if it is running in the foreground, it's a banner at the top of the screen.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 14, 2019 11:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am Belgium bound so will try it with the European data base. I see cameras can be reported too, I wonder where they go?
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 14, 2019 12:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't know. I'll ask the developer. One thing is for sure though, it won't be PGPSW.
Don't forget to load the country Road Network database.
Settings ~ Advanced settings ~ Road network ~ {plus} top right for the best experience.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 14, 2019 12:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

marksfish wrote:
I see cameras can be reported too, I wonder where they go?

M8TJT wrote:
I don't know. I'll ask the developer. One thing is for sure though, it won't be PGPSW.

At best, new cameras' details will go to a text or .csv file which you can interrogate and send the details to PGPSW. At worse, the new reported cameras would go to a PGPSW competitor with no confirmation email so you wouldn't be able to send in a report to PGPSW.

Having said that, reading the replies to reviews in Google Play on 16 April 2019, it looks like the author of the app appreciates PGPWS:

speedtrap-alert.com wrote:
The app needs speed camera database, the only reliable we know is pocketgpsworld.com.

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