Good enough for traffic information
RAC Traffic Review
by on July 11, 2012
The notion of traffic information on your mobile has traditionally been confined to the realms of navigating through the internet browser and typing in ‘M25 delays’.
Now there’s a much easier way to do things, with the likes of Google Maps on Android bringing up to the minute traffic information that shows in real time on your mobile.
RAC Traffic really isn’t in that league, but does come with some nice touches to make it a decent addition to the regular traveller. For instance, you can save a regular journey as a Live Tile, making it easy to find out if there’s been any delay on the route.
Well, we say easy, but in practice the maps shown are clunky to use and it’s not always obvious how long it will take you to get home and where the problems lie, thanks to a slightly confusing system of dots.
We know it’s hard to be completely accurate about traffic situations though, so perhaps this is the best method: marking out where the problems are so they can be avoided… although there’s no assistance in finding a new route.
There are other cool elements too, like being able to call the RAC with a simple touch if you’re a member or not – handy when you’re stuck in the pouring rain with a kaput auto.
Simple, mostly effective and easy to use – but there are better options out there.
Download this app: http://www.windowsphone.com/en-GB/apps/188295c5-2fc5-4c6d-8407-5e9bee53e203
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