Monday, August 25, 2008

Austin Traffic is live

Kerlmax's first product, Austin Traffic, is an iPhone optimized listing of current traffic incidents in Austin, Texas. It just made it onto Apple's web apps directory.

I made Austin Traffic because all of the websites I found with this type of information are painfully slow to load on the iPhone. The City of Austin has a page of recent incidents but the text is too small to read and you have to scroll back and forth a lot because of this. Thankfully they provide an RSS feed and that's what I'm using to gather the information for my app. I have reformatted it for easier viewing and grouped the incidents by some of the major thoroughfares around town.

There is still more work to be done, but the web app is quite functional now and I wanted to let everyone else give it a try. Hopefully you find it as useful as I do.

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