I have implemented a new Android app – Traffic News. This app requests traffic information from the internet and informs the user if there are any problems on the road. Right now, the traffic data are only available for AUSTRIA (thanks to ÖAMTC for the traffic RSS feed).
The traffic infos are requested regularly from the internet (interval can be specified). If there is a problem on the road a notification is shown in the status bar with or without notification tone.
The traffic data is shown in a sortable list. It is possible to order the list either by date/time or by location. By location means that the items are listed with reference to the location of the user. The closest traffic item to the user location is displayed first.
When an item is clicked the traffic problem is shown on a map.
If the back key is pressed on the main screen, it is possible to close the app or to hide it in the background to request further traffic news. This is useful if another app (e.g. navigation) should run in the foreground.
- Requests traffic information
- Displays them also on a map
- Notifies the user with a status bar message
- Notification tone can be enabled
- Can run in the background
Are you interessted in it? Then download the app from the Android market and have fun.