Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Trapster’s 3.5 version for the iPhone has just been released! We are very excited about the latest version, and want to run through some of the new features. First thing you will notice is the blue icons on the right side of the trapmap. These buttons give you the ability to run some of Trapster’s most popular features without losing site of the trapmap.
Trapster now has the ability to switch from a standard static map to a dynamically rotating based on your direction of travel, sync up to your vehicle’s bluetooth, play songs from your iPod, use our “My Trips”, and view real time Google crowdsourced traffic.
Dynamically Rotating Map
The map can now rotate dynamically to face your direction of travel. We use vectors calculated from the direction of travel, like a car navigation system, instead of simply using the compass (which also means it works on the $99 iPhone). The option for map facing North is still available but to change the map to rotate dynamically to your direction of travel, select the top blue “N (with an up arrow)” icon on the right side of the screen.
Audio Options & Bluetooth
Easily sync your iPhone with your vehicle’s bluetooth system by tapping the “Bluetooth Icon” and pairing it with your car. This will play all of Trapster’s audio through your speakers, making the audio alerts loud and clear.
Some additional audio options for various in-car configurations include being able to push audio out the iPhone speaker when a 30 pin audio adapter is being used for charging (iPod in off mode), the ability for Trapster to automatically pause your iPod when an alert plays, and using an A2DP Stereo Bluetooth support for new (ex: Ford Sync) in car audio systems.
In App iPod Control
Now you have the ability to listen to your iPod’s music library while running Trapster! Simply tap the “Music Note” button and add your favorite songs. And don’t worry about missing the audio alert for upcoming traps, you can have your songs automatically pause for audio alerts, or have the audio alerts play over your music. This way you will still be warned about that red light camera ahead while jamming out to some tunes.
My Trips at Your Fingertips
It’s now even easier to create, start/stop, and access My Trips with our nifty little slide out control panel. Just select the blue road travel looking icon on the right and start recording! Don’t forget to add pictures and trip points along the way to share with family and friends.
Google Real Time Traffic
Google crowdsourced traffic is now available by tapping the blue traffic icon in the bottom right corner. With Google’s real time crowdsourced traffic data you still get real time freeway traffic but now it even includes side street traffic, back street traffic, and all the streets in between!
Large Trap Buttons
The buttons are now even bigger for easier reporting of live traps while driving. Just in case there is some confusion about what trap to use, we added more detailed information about each trap type.
Language Options & Fun Sound Themes
You now have the ability to hear Trapster’s voice alerts in different themes, such as a New York Cab Driver or Southern Bell. You can also change the default language from English to Spanish, German, or French. Simply tap the options button in the top right, select “Setup” then select “Sound Themes” button. You can even preview the audio samples of our fun new sound themes before you select one. If you have suggestions for a fun new sound theme, contact us on our facebook or twitter pages.
Feedback & Comments
We hope you enjoy all the new features in Trapster 3.5 for the iPhone, so dont hesitate to contact us with questions, feedback, or comments. You can visit our facebook fan page, follow us on twitter, or even leave us a note on our blog. Either way, we want to know what you think of the new release.