Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Trapster 4.0 has been released! This is certainly our biggest update yet. For starters, you’ll notice a couple new icons on the right side of your trapmap.
The little buddy looking guy is Caravan. This feature gives you the ability to add other Trapster users as buddies, and display your location in real time on the trapmap.
The badge icon with the “P” is Patrol. Users leave a trail on the trapmap, showing you that the street ahead has recently been “patroled” by fellow users.
Also you now have the ability to report “Road Hazards” such as traffic accidents, areas with children at play, dangerous intersections, and more.
We have also added the ability to add your facebook friends, ignore specific traps, and updated the look and feel of the trapmap. Trapster will continue to grow by adding new features, and this is thanks to the feedback we get from you users. So please keep it coming!
Caravan is an exciting new feature of Trapster that will bring users together. You are now able to see your buddies on the map, in real time! You can also see other Trapster users on the map and request to be their buddies! This is great if you are planning a road trip, since you will be able to see exactly how far ahead or behind your friends are.
You can easily send them messages via audio, text and/or pictures. Also get turn by turn directions directly to your buddies location.
Trapster is based on user’s entering the location of police speed traps, red light and speed cameras, and other hazards, but sometimes you wonder… has someone already scoped out this street? What if no one has been this way recently, and has not reported any traps? Patrol is the solution. Blue paths will be displayed over the streets on the trapmap, assuring you that the road ahead has been “patrolled” by fellow Trapster users.
Now not only do you have the ability to report “traps” you can also report “road hazards”. 12 brand new types of reports have been added. We want to make traveling as safe as possible, and have given you the ability to report hazards to keep you and other Trapster users aware of these potentially dangerous areas on the road.
So what do you think? Please post your feedback below, or on our facebook or twitter page. We also have a brand new support section on our site, where you can post any questions or suggestion you have and our community is there to converse with you.