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TrafficCamNZ Update for iPhone/iPad submitted 24 June 2012

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I have just submitted to Apple an updated to TrafficCamNZ for iPhone/iPad. The following new features and changes are included:

* You can now use the new Chooser Tab to add cameras to your favourites and re-order how the cameras are shown
* When Editing Camera details you no longer have to use the save button to store updates for the camera
* When adding a new camera you no longer have to use the save button to store updates for the camera
* Changes to the preferences screen layouts – includes in-place descriptions to explain configuration options
* Font changes for camera lists
* Help text updated for this release
* Resolution of graphics in Help Text improved – looks much better
* Animation of images on the main screen as they arrive – giving feedback as to what is going on

This update should make some aspects of using the application a much more pleasant experience.
The last new feature that animates the placement of images on the main screen provides some feedback to indicate what’s happening when new images arrive. I like it and hope you do too.

– David

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TrafficCamNZ v1.7.2 Approved 19 June 2012

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The approval process has been completed and TrafficCamNZ has been approved and released. It is now Available in the AppStore.

And as a little teaser… I’ve been making more changes… here’s a sneak peek.

I’m also changing the Camera editing function so that changes are automatically saved. I’m still working through these changes.
Because of these changes the help text will need to be updated as well. If I can stop changing code and the interface … I might be able to get the help text done.

– David

TrafficCamNZ v1.7.2 has been submitted to the AppStore for approval 10 June 2012

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New in this version:1.7.2 Change tollerances for adding pins to the Map – you should see more pins when zoomed out
1.7.2 Added preference option for Airplay Mirror / using the airplay screen as a 2nd monitor
1.7.2 Fixed an issue on the iPad where the camera images could be moved off screen by the user unintentionally

Important fixes and change sin this release. Especially for those looking at the map view with the camera pins on them. In testing it feels to be working much better now especially with all of the extra data now [noting the latest data file has over 1500 new cameras with GPS positions]. The airplay preferences change had been bugging me for a while… if you wanted to actually use Airplay in Mirror mode and see / show what was o the devices screen you couldn’t – you can now by changing the preference setting. And the last fix is to an issue that’s been there for ages… finally actually understood what was happening … was stupidly easy to fix.

– David

TrafficCamNZ – New Feature 10 June 2012

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The Airplay feature in TrafficCamNZ has been present for a while. Of late it’s been annoying me a bit though. The implementation I’d done was setup to use the Airplay screen (i.e. your AppleTV) as a second monitor – this meant that you could not use TrafficCamNZ in Airplay mode as such to see what was on the TrafficCamNZ screen. So I’ve added a new preference option to address this.

You can see in the screen shot that you now turn on the Airplay Mirror switch which will let the Airplay screen be used as a second or alternate monitor. If you turn the switch off, Airplay mirroring will work as you expect with the contents of the application mirrored to the airplay screen.

This feature update has not yet been submitted to the App Store for approval and distribution.

– David

TrafficCamNZ – updated data file available 10 June 2012

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I’ve released a new datafile for #TrafficCamNZ that contains: * updates for existing cameras
* New cameras for USA – Caltrans – California
* New cameras for UK – London
* New cameras for UK – Leads
* New cameras for ES – Madrid
* New cameras for USA – Mass Pike
* New cameras for USA – Tuscon

They all have GPS coordinates. There are over 1500 new cameras in the update.

TrafficCamNZ will remind you in the next 7 days that a update is available – so long as you run the application.
If you want the update now, run the application, go to the preferences screen by clicking on the “i” in the top right of the screen and select XML Merge. It may take a few minutes to download and update – please be patient.

For those using the desktop version of the application, you too can go to Preferences and select XML Merge.

– David

TrafficCamNZ – 1000 new cameras 7 June 2012

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Screen snapshot below of cameras being added to TrafficCamNZ – great coverage of California almost 600 cameras.I’m also experimenting with some performance changes to the application in the Map display area. There’s a lot of pins to display!

– David

TrafficCamNZ – more New Cameras coming soon 4 June 2012

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I’ve been trolling the web this evening searching for more cameras to add to the TrafficCamNZ datafile.
The good news is that I have hundreds of new cameras out of the USA with GPS locations. The updates cover:

MassPike c/- http://www.eot.state.ma.us
Tennessee – updates to existing cameras and many many new ones

With time permitting I will continue my camera search for the next few days before releasing another data file update.

– David

TrafficCamNZ – updated datafile available 4 June 2012

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A updated datafile is available for TrafficCamNZ. Your application will pick it up automatically within the next 7 days or you can force the update by going to preferences and clicking the XML Merge button.This update includes your feedback and adds over 80 new cameras for London along with their GPS locations.

If anyone knows of good camera feeds… I would love to hear from you. Ideally the file an XML file (but I’ll go for anything) that includes a camera description, url of the image, and optionally latitude, longitude.

– David