TrafficCamNZ an iPhone application 2 December 2008Posted by David Wilson in Uncategorized.
Tags: Camera, iPhone, traffic, Web
I’m almost set to submit my iPhone application to the Apple iTunes Application Store. I developed it for myself and thought that others would find it of use as well. Here’s an introduction.
What’s happening with the traffic? TrafficCamNZ allows you to monitor any Internet web address to display the current image.
Downloaded images are setup side by side so that you can swipe across the screen to view multiple images quickly.
You can setup monitoring URL’s for any internet images not just traffic cameras.
The application comes pre-configured with the New Zealand traffic cameras for Wellington, Auckland, and Christchurch.
You can turn those off and turn on the other cameras or add your own specific cameras.
- Pictures are displayed in the order they are received so the image arrangement may be different every time you run the application or refresh
- You will be downloading pictures over your a WiFi or 3G connection – they may be large – you should monitor your network traffic usage
- Images are not cached, if you recieve an image that isn’t right (i.e. daylight when you know it is night time, it may be that the camera is not functioning)
- Sometimes the traffic camera pictures are not up-to-date on the internet. You may see night puictures when it is supposed to be daylight or perhaps pictures don’t change. TrafficCamNZ has no control over that.
- Flick through the loaded images with your finger
- Full screen image display for one image with pinch/zoom
- Load your own web images by specifying a World Wide Web URL, and test before saving
- Free version available, loads up to 3 images
- Full version available, loads up to 19 images
- Choose your own list of images to display up to the application limit
- Comes loaded with Traffic Cameras for New Zealand (Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch) with selected cameras displayed. Edit the preferences to turn on the display or turn off the display of the pre-loaded cameras. Remember you cannot display more than three at any one time with the free version.
What does it look like… Below is a sample of screen snapshots from both versions (I’m proposing to have two versions, one free, limited to a small number of images display, and a full version, the number of images will still be restricted for memory management reasons).