UPDATE: Version 1.2.1 is pending certification.
Hi, latest updated 22.214.171.124 has been released, however it is crashing on app launch.
Update will be released soon to the store, and there’s no workaround at the moment.
Thank you for your patience.
Nokia Lumia 710 and 800 just launched in New Zealand and with it, page for local apps:
…and Auckland Traffic is one of the apps listed.
Latest update of Auckland Traffic (2.2) contains a new Augmented Reality View (accessed from the menu of main screen).
You should be able to point to highway and be able to see closest cameras to you.
However, we have noticed that on all HTC Trophy devices I’ve tested – compass is off by 90 degrees.
Please do let us know if you have issues with this new view and compass pointing the wrong way on your phones.
I’m pleased to announce the general availability of Auckland Traffic 2.0 for Windows Phone Mango (7.5): http://windowsphone.com/s?appid=c83af1f4-e589-e011-986b-78e7d1fa76f8
Inclusion of extra cameras did slow down performance of 1.x versions so we’ve optimised the start-up performance for both main map screen and camera screens.
Cameras that are physically close together will be grouped together so that they can be seen and activated without need to zoom-in:
Single cameras can now be pinned to start screen and will create a two-sided tile that will display traffic congestion information around that camera. These cameras will be updated every 30 minutes as long as battery saver mode is not active and there’s network connection. Activating this tile will take you to the Camera screen, which is much faster to load then whole map screen:
We’ve also optimized the main live tile image to reduce data consumption, new image is 18~19KB, compared with previous 28KB image, decreasing maximum data consumption from 99 MB/month to 66MB/month.
Each pinned camera image will also consume about 20KB for each update, consuming maximum of 29 MB/month per pinned camera image.
We would love to see your reviews of our app and please drop us any suggestions of what you might want to see in next update of Auckland Traffic.
UPDATE: Issue is fixed as of 03/11/2011.
As many of you might have noticed, inclusion of SH20 highway information was not without problems, mainly this:
This is caused by wrong data in NZTA web service. We’ve been in contact with them and this issue should be fixed, hopefully, on 3rd of November.
We’ve been informed that congestion data for SH20, SH20A and SH20B will be available starting November 1st 2011.
Hopefully this will not cause any problems with Auckland Traffic (full version) except for some performance hit during loading.
In the other news, Auckland Traffic 2.0, with Windows Phone 7.5 (Mango) support is being tested as we speak, and we’re hoping for update to become available to all later this week.
Since Beta 1 has expired, Beta 2 is now available in the Windows Phone Marketplace. If you would like to participate, please send us your Windows Live Id to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll send you the link to Beta in the marketplace.
Good news is that it will no longer require a free developer slot on your phone and that anyone with Mango will be able to participate.