Trapster

Trapster

5,000,000 - 10,000,000 downloads

Pros
  • Crowdsourced
  • Ease of use
  • Accurate
Cons
  • Sharing speed traps and road hazards isn't legal in some countries
  • User base must grow in some countries
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Expert's Review
8.2
Great

"Word on the roads"

Reviewed by / Jun 11, 2014

Trapster is a crowdsourced app to report hazards or accidents on the road

Reach Unlimited Corporation's Trapster wants to help drivers help each other. It provides a crowdsourced platform where drivers can report traps, receive alerts and vote traps to keep the map up-to-date.

Unlike other similar apps, Trapster is more oriented to report about police controls and speed limit radars. However, "traps" is the keyword for a many more issues a driver may found on the road: accidents, road's state, congestions, etc.

Even if you aren't really into reporting traps manually, you can contribute to the community just by installing the app and letting it work in the background: it will send info about traffic flow and speed based on the your smartphone's sensors readout.

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Developer's original description available here
Trapster is your #1 driving companion. The worldwide community of over 20 million drivers works together to alert you of dangerous obstacles that pop up during your daily commute, road trips and other travels.

You can help your fellow drivers by running Trapster and reporting traps and hazards such as accidents, construction zones, traffic jams, live police, when you see them. Trapster drivers in the area will be alerted to the issue and know to slow down or change course. When you get an alert you can vote on whether the trap still exists. The community will thank you for it. And with our verified real-time HERE traffic, you will know where the open road becomes more like a parking lot.

With Trapster at your side your drive becomes faster, safer and easier on your wallet. Save yourself the headache, join a community of drivers helping drivers, and drive easy.

Features:

- Audio & Visual Alerting: Vital speed traps, road hazard and traffic alerts in English, French, German, Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, Russian, Turkish and fun sound themes.

- Get vital road hazard and speed alerts in English, French, German, Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, Arabic, Russian, Swedish, Turkish and many fun sound themes.

- Patrol™: Drive with confidence knowing that other Trapster users have patrolled the road ahead of you by the blue line that displays on your route.

- Speed Limit Reporting: You can now confirm, update or report speed limits wherever you go.

- Speed Limits & Speedometer: Real time speedometer paired with the speed limit of the road you are driving on ensures you travel at a safe speed.

- HERE Live Traffic: HERE Real-time traffic flow, incident and congestion alerts delivered to your map so you’ll know where traffic is, how to avoid it, and when you’ll arrive.

- Social: Go to the trap detail screen of a particular trap to share via email, message or social networks such as Facebook, Twitter, or Google+.

- HERE 3D Maps and 3D buildings.

- Automatic Day & Night Display – Map display optimizes for day and nighttime driving conditions. Your device’s brightness level adjusts to limit eye fatigue.

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What the Industry is saying:

WIRED Magazine #1 app that makes the most of location

"Trapster maps out where speed traps are in real time, a boon to my occasionally spirited driving." -Roy Furchgott, The New York Times

Word on the streets:

Check out our sweet reviews from our users!

NEED HELP? TRAPSTER SUPPORT: www.getsatisfaction.com/trapster
Visit Trapster:www.trapster.com
Like us: www.facebook.com/trapster
Follow us: www.twitter.com/trapster
Trapster blog: www.trapster.com/blog

Drive easy!

Note: Continued use of GPS in the background will significantly reduce battery life. The Trapster app is a free service. We do not distribute, share, sell or rent your
private information such as your e-mail address or mobile number

*Trapster does not show or allow the reporting of red light cameras or speed cameras of any kind in France due to the laws in France.

**Trapster does not condone the use of the application in countries where it is not legal to report or be alerted to speed traps and road hazards.

Recently changed in this version

4.3.3
- Bug fixes

4.3.0
- Sign up with Facebook
- NEW statistics on how you have helped others save money, time and stay safe!
- Performance enhancements

Thanks for using Trapster! Please reach out to us with feedback or suggestions at getsatisfaction.com/trapster


Lists with Trapster

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Comments and ratings for Trapster
  • (66)

    by Gopi Krishnan on 06/09/2014

    Loved it

  • (66)

    by Hari Krishnan on 06/09/2014

    Loved it

  • (66)

    by Bradley Gifford on 05/09/2014

    Very helpful. I like the speeding limit indication along with current speed. Love how the app applies satellite imagery. Too bad it pulls so much power. Wish it had options to reduce this.

  • (66)

    by loai adill on 05/09/2014

    Coool keep it in ur phone

  • (66)

    by Khalid Abdulkader on 04/09/2014

    It even bugged my data connection somehow!

  • (66)

    by spanish eyes on 04/09/2014

    Nice app

  • (66)

    by Omer Marzok on 04/09/2014

    I really tried it on iPhone 4 it was excellent but when I tried it on lenovo a526 it was so bad it don't give me anything so please fix this and I will give 5 stars