Mobile Speed Trap Mapping with iPhone

image The newest app in the Apple iStore just may save you some cash. Njection Mobile (NMobile) allows users to find and report current and historical locations along the roads where our friendly law enforcement officers tend to hang out before stopping us for our autographs. NMobile uses Microsoft Virtual Earth to map out where these speed traps are, specifically with regards to your position. The application ties into the every-so-useful GPS on the iPhone to locate position, then queries other user-reported speed trap locations around the map. The locations can be submitted via the iPhone or their web-based application creating the ultimate speed trap repository available to you when you need it most – while you’re driving. Just don’t let them know you’re using your phone while driving – in Washington, that’s another ticket! Download NMobile directly from the iStore now.


Check out the feature list:

  • Speech notification of Speed Traps based on current moving direction, speed of the driver, and distance to closest point
  • Microsoft Virtual Earth display of Speed Traps (sweetness)
  • Live Updates of speed traps updated from the website or other iPhone users
  • Support for Landscape and Portrait mode
  • Speed Trap Ranking based on level of enforcement and time of day area is monitored
  • 3G and 2.5G Compatible
  • Submit Speed traps from the iPhone or on the website
  • Rate Speed traps from the iPhone or on the website

A bit from the press release: Portland, Oregon – Njection LLC is delighted to introduce Njection Mobile (NMobile), their worldwide speed trap notification system for iPhone 3G. Designed specifically to take advantage of the 3G’s unique abilities and interface, NMobile was built for drivers so they can be notified to the location of speed traps, red light cameras, and speed detection devices.

Drivers may be alerted audibly to approaching speed traps based on several different criteria. The application uses Active Intelligence Selection System to alert users to the most relevant speed trap, based on speed, direction of travel, and current time. Users can submit and verify speed traps directly from the iPhone as well.

Money. And, they’re using the Virtual Earth Web Service Imagery Service for getting tiles! This is officially the first customer using the newly introduced methods via the Virtual Earth Web Service to get tiles. How did they write their Objective-C Virtual Earth Wrappers, reconstruct the Virtual Earth tiles into a fluid AJAXish experience and parse SOAP XML packets when iPhone doesn’t natively support SOAP? Stay tuned for another post on that – it’s a doozie, so don’t miss it. Download NMobile now!


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