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INRIX Traffic adds Personalized Traffic, Map Enhancements

INRIX has updated its traffic information and monitoring app adding new Personalize Traffic Reports designed to assist users with their daily commute. Version 4.0 adds a new “Places” page that allows users to quickly see at a glance the fastest route between two locations, the exact estimated arrival time of the two top routes and the optimal time to leave. Users can now also specify their home and work locations in the free version to help track their normal daily commute; an in-app Premium upgrade allows additional locations to be added as well as unlimited viewing of traffic cameras. The map view has also been enhanced with new icons and an optimized layout to provide a more intuitive view of en route traffic, with colours depicting traffic flow and icons used to identify specific events impacting traffic that users can tap on for additional details; the map view also now automatically adjusts to the user’s route at regular intervals to help reduce the need to zoom in and out. In addition, users can now quickly share their estimated arrival time via text message or e-mail. INRIX Traffic is a universal app and is available from the App Store as a free download.

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1

INRIX is a fantastic app (even the free version), one that I consistently recommend to new iOS users.

Posted by rockmyplimsoul on May 22, 2012 at 6:43 PM (PDT)

2

I used this some time back then deleted it after an upgrade removed the ability to track your location as you drove.  Not sure whether they’ve restored that or not.

Also note that while the app is free, there is a premium upgrade that costs $24.95 (yes, TWENTY-FOUR DOLLARS AND NINETY NINE CENTS) that “provides access to traffic cameras” and the ability to have more than two destinations (home, work).

I plan to try it again but wary.  Looks like a lot of the positive reviews are plants or something.

Posted by Glenn on May 22, 2012 at 10:16 PM (PDT)

3

Looks like it has a pretty bad bug actually.  Even after killing the application via the multi-tasking bar (double tap, hold, click x) the location services icon/arrow in the upper status bar is still on, and you can see why by looking in the Settings… Location Services—the arrow icon next to Inrix is still there.  There is no way to cleanly quit out of the application either, so once you run it, you’re screwed.  Suspect it will come back even if you soft reset your phone actually the way its coded.  Pretty bad since any knowledgeable iPhone user has location services locked down via restrictions so its difficult to do this.

I wouldn’t install it until they fix this bug.

Posted by Fanfoot on May 22, 2012 at 10:53 PM (PDT)

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@2: Yeah maybe my comment was a bit rosy, but I assure you I’m not a plant wink  I just think for a free app it is outstanding for a commuter—much better than station-hopping to get to the next traffic report.  The location tracking has always worked for me, perhaps you did’t know how to get it back to track your position if you drag it off-center. Also, the $25 for the in-app purchase is entirely optional (and not worth it IMO).

@3: Not sure what to tell you, I have no trouble killing the app, or turning off location services for it, even with yesterday’s update.  I have an iPhone 4 w/ iOS 5.1.1 BTW.

Posted by rockmyplimsoul on May 23, 2012 at 10:26 AM (PDT)

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