iPhone App Could Help You Outsmart Speed Traps



Njection Mobile is a new iPhone app designed to alert you to speed traps, red light cameras, and speed detection devices using the phone’s 3G and GPS capabilities.

The app uses a native Microsoft Virtual Earth Web Services (VEWS) implementation, leveraging the mobile tile set to speed up map displays, and provides what promoters call “one of the best mapping experiences on the iPhone.”

Drivers may be alerted audibly to approaching speed traps based on several different criteria. The application uses an 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.

The $9.99 application’s features include:

  • Speech notification of Speed Traps based on current moving direction, speed of the driver, and distance to closest point using Active Intelligence Selection System (AISS)
  • Live Updates of speed traps updated from the website or other iPhone users
  • Speed Trap Ranking based on level of enforcement and time of day area is monitored
  • Submit and Rate Speed traps from the iPhone or on the website

Njection Mobile is compatible with both 3G and Edge network protocols, though the developers caution it may not work as well without GPS.


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4 responses to “iPhone App Could Help You Outsmart Speed Traps”

  1. AndyM says:

    How is this different from ‘Trapster’ which is a free app?

  2. Alex Bratu says:

    Big deal. Another review of a paid app when a free alternative is available. Is it just me, or are there alway reviews like this because the reviewers receive royalty copies?