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  1. Sean@trapster.com's Avatar





    Overview: Trapster is a FREE app which alerts you of speed traps, red light and speed cameras, police check points, and other wallet hazards.

    How Does Trapster Work?: http://trapster.com/presentation.php




    Please let me know of any issues with the Trapster app.

    Feel free to ask any questions.

    Fastest way to reach me is to shoot me an email: Sean@trapster.com

    Resources:

    Trapster Blog

    trapster (trapster) on Twitter

    Are a fan?:
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    If you do not have trapster, simply type in trapster.com on your mobile browser.
    12-22-2009 04:36 PM
  2. Zorro1's Avatar
    Hey Sean, just downloaded it last night, and playing with it today. I get the impression that this is kind of Beta-ish for the Droid so far? I don't have the options that you show for the iPhone re: notifications, like what I want and don't to show. (3 week old accidents, for example! Which is another question...how do we delete old info?) And even after shutting down gps, 3G and wifi...it was still running. I assume this might have something to do with the push technology? When I went to Quit, which isn't easy to access...it didn't for several attempts. Finally, it did...
    12-23-2009 12:56 PM
  3. MikeB's Avatar
    I agree. I have used it a few times and I think it has great possibilities. Why do old sightings show up? I thought only things 24 hours old would show up.

    One other thing. Why does the map tracking go in weird ways? I would expect the map to move around your position (like a gps) and follow you instead of going backwards and sideways. Very hard to track that way. (I have positioned the phone different ways and it doesnt seem to matter).
    12-23-2009 03:07 PM
  4. Sean@trapster.com's Avatar
    Hey Sean, just downloaded it last night, and playing with it today. I get the impression that this is kind of Beta-ish for the Droid so far? I don't have the options that you show for the iPhone re: notifications, like what I want and don't to show. (3 week old accidents, for example! Which is another question...how do we delete old info?) And even after shutting down gps, 3G and wifi...it was still running. I assume this might have something to do with the push technology? When I went to Quit, which isn't easy to access...it didn't for several attempts. Finally, it did...
    Yes Trapster is still in Beta. I think you mean 3 week old traps, the android version does not have all of the features that the iphone version has, but we will continue to add more. We do filter traps that have not been voted on in the last 3 weeks, and they turn into "aged traps" which will not show up on any of the mobile platforms, only on the website's trapmap. Aged traps will become active if someone votes them back up, or reports a trap in their vicinity. Choosing to not run trapster in the background should shut it down completely, I will look into this to see if there is a bug.


    I agree. I have used it a few times and I think it has great possibilities. Why do old sightings show up? I thought only things 24 hours old would show up.

    One other thing. Why does the map tracking go in weird ways? I would expect the map to move around your position (like a gps) and follow you instead of going backwards and sideways. Very hard to track that way. (I have positioned the phone different ways and it doesnt seem to matter).
    Please view Trapster - Getting Started to get familiar with trap types and confidence levels, and also how long certain traps stay active on the trapmap. The map does not rotate dynamically based on your direction of travel, but we have heard this request, and will definitely try to get it in the app.

    Thanks for the feedback, keep it coming!
    12-23-2009 07:05 PM
  5. Zorro1's Avatar
    Thanks, Sean. Will read that link. As to aged traps, in my opinion, if they're for accidents, they should fade away rather quickly. You'll know if it's huge since it will get continually reported. A few hours at most should be the limit. Speed traps, I dunno. I want this for redlights around Chicago now, since the communities have all discovered this cash cow. Thanks for the app, by the way, you may well save many of several hundred dollar tix.
    12-23-2009 09:34 PM
  6. MikeB's Avatar
    thanks for the link. One other thing. Since the Droid has such a hi-res screen, can you provide an option for larger fonts in the popups, etc .. esp. since we are driving. I don't want to have to concentrate on the screen to read an alert (I know there is audio, but my car is LOUD) ..
    12-28-2009 02:54 PM
  7. Cory Streater's Avatar
    Sean: Can you please edit your first post with a description of Trapster? Thanks.
    12-28-2009 02:57 PM
  8. Sean@trapster.com's Avatar
    thanks for the link. One other thing. Since the Droid has such a hi-res screen, can you provide an option for larger fonts in the popups, etc .. esp. since we are driving. I don't want to have to concentrate on the screen to read an alert (I know there is audio, but my car is LOUD) ..
    Thanks for the suggestion.
    12-28-2009 03:04 PM
  9. Sean@trapster.com's Avatar
    Sean: Can you please edit your first post with a description of Trapster? Thanks.
    First post has been updated.
    12-28-2009 03:05 PM
  10. Cory Streater's Avatar
    First post has been updated.
    Thank you
    12-28-2009 03:11 PM
  11. mostendorf34's Avatar
    i came across this app in the market but didn't want to pull the trigger without more info, i'm short on time right now but i'm subscribed to this thread as it is exactly what i'm looking for, if i end up getting it i will let you know what i think....

    thanks for the info!
    12-28-2009 03:22 PM
  12. ardoreal's Avatar
    I tried this out too, pretty handy. Thanks!
    12-28-2009 04:13 PM
  13. Sean@trapster.com's Avatar
    I tried this out too, pretty handy. Thanks!
    Your welcome, let me know if you have any more feedback.
    01-04-2010 02:05 PM
  14. pbrennan42's Avatar
    I will have to warn that the use of this application within the UK is illegal.

    But the buggers have got to catch you using it first...

    Phil.
    01-04-2010 02:18 PM
  15. Zorro1's Avatar
    Let's hope with the update last week that it turns off more quickly then! And hide on one of the side home screens....
    01-04-2010 02:19 PM
  16. Sean@trapster.com's Avatar
    I will have to warn that the use of this application within the UK is illegal.

    But the buggers have got to catch you using it first...

    Phil.
    Do you have any sources for this new law? We haven't been able to find anything.
    01-04-2010 02:31 PM
  17. Sean@trapster.com's Avatar
    Let's hope with the update last week that it turns off more quickly then! And hide on one of the side home screens....
    Yes, Trapster can run in the background. Let me know if you are experiencing any issues.
    01-04-2010 02:32 PM
  18. Zorro1's Avatar
    Had some time to play today since the wife was driving. The update changes everything! We have control over every setting imaginable...very customizable and way cool. Still took more than a couple tries to get it to shutdown...and it loves power! Otherwise, way cool, love this thing. Showed me a red light in our area that was new and didn't get publicized.
    01-05-2010 04:17 PM
  19. Sean@trapster.com's Avatar
    Had some time to play today since the wife was driving. The update changes everything! We have control over every setting imaginable...very customizable and way cool. Still took more than a couple tries to get it to shutdown...and it loves power! Otherwise, way cool, love this thing. Showed me a red light in our area that was new and didn't get publicized.
    Hi Zorro1,

    Thanks for the feedback!

    What exactly was the issue with shutting down?

    And yes, GPS & loading traps requires a lot of juice, I recommend getting a car charger, and a windshield dock.
    01-05-2010 04:25 PM
  20. Zorro1's Avatar
    Car charger and dock on the way, Sean!

    OK, let me remember. I think I might have shut down gps first, and then went to the drop down notification for Trapster, clicked that, and stopped it. But the notification was still there. Went inside for 20 minutes, figuring it would clear...notification was still there. Pressed it again, and shocked to see that it was still tracking even tho' the gps had been turned off! Went to running apps, pressed it there, took a couple tries and it finally asked if I wanted it running the background (btw, that checkbox in the settings was NOT checked), I said no, and it shut down.

    Pretty minor deal, if you're plugged into power!
    01-05-2010 04:40 PM
  21. mostendorf34's Avatar
    just downloaded it, i will let you know what i think in a week or two after testing it out... it should come in handy during my commutes between boston and philly for school!
    01-07-2010 12:19 AM
  22. Zorro1's Avatar
    Goofiness yesterday...the day before it worked great, announced red lights, the map moved, etc. Yesterday, filled with confidence, but driving this time, fired it up, spent ten minutes logging in, which it hadn't asked for the day before...and after doing so, it was different. The red lights didn't show during my first trip, no announcements, etc. The second trip, suddenly the lights were back, got announcements, but it wasn't tracking on the map! I had to keep moving the map. Finally, near the end of my trip, all was well. Just mentioning this since I know they're still fiddling with it.

    I still love it!
    01-07-2010 09:43 AM
  23. Sean@trapster.com's Avatar
    Goofiness yesterday...the day before it worked great, announced red lights, the map moved, etc. Yesterday, filled with confidence, but driving this time, fired it up, spent ten minutes logging in, which it hadn't asked for the day before...and after doing so, it was different. The red lights didn't show during my first trip, no announcements, etc. The second trip, suddenly the lights were back, got announcements, but it wasn't tracking on the map! I had to keep moving the map. Finally, near the end of my trip, all was well. Just mentioning this since I know they're still fiddling with it.

    I still love it!
    hi Zorro1,

    Thanks for the feedback, and support.

    hmm, I will try to recreate this bug here in the office.

    The app will always ask you to login, or you can choose demo, and you will be able to use the app, but not enter traps, vote on traps, etc.

    Once logged in, the app will keep you logged in, unless you go into settings and log out.

    Any command on the map will stop the GPS from following you, to get a GPS lock again, tap the "target" icon.

    Please let me know if you see the "disappearing traps" bug again.

    Thanks,

    Sean
    01-07-2010 12:23 PM
  24. Zorro1's Avatar
    Thanks, Sean, will play again tomorrow. Snow day today, locked down!

    Oh, so you mean if I click on a map icon to confirm it, the lock turns off? Seems like it ought to return to lock once you exit that screen...if that's what you mean.
    01-07-2010 12:36 PM
  25. Sean@trapster.com's Avatar
    Thanks, Sean, will play again tomorrow. Snow day today, locked down!

    Oh, so you mean if I click on a map icon to confirm it, the lock turns off? Seems like it ought to return to lock once you exit that screen...if that's what you mean.
    Yes, anytime you touch the map, it will unlock the gps. This is so you can report a trap easier.
    01-07-2010 05:30 PM
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