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TrafficCamNZ – New Release v1.8.1 and new data File 17 June 2013

Posted by David Wilson in General.
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About a week ago the latest version of TrafficCamNZ for the iPhone and iPad was released. The update contained some minor interface changes and a couples of fixes:- Introduction of a colour theme
– Setting of some realistic defaults for Predictive mode
– Ordering on Preferences changed – modes now grouped together
– Operating mode highlighted on Featured screen with Favourites, Auto Detect, or Predictive highlighted – other modes greyed out when not in use.

Today I’ve also updated the main data file. I’ve run a validation over the 8500 cameras that were in the data file and dropped those cameras that did not return an image. I then reprocessed data feeds from various providers around the world, TransitNZ, London Transport and some others. This process updates the cameras and adds any new ones that the providers have put online and it may even update GPS coordinates if they are available.

So the data file is about as clean as I can get it in an automated way.

Notably, for me anyway, there are 5 new cameras online in my geographic region that I didn’t know about. You can find them in the feed under the following names:
[NZ] WN – Haywards – Haywards
[NZ] WN – Melling – Melling
[NZ] WN – Paekakariki – Paekakariki
[NZ] WN – Tawa – Tawa
[NZ] WN – Plimmerton – Plimmerton roundabout

The update will be available by running TrafficCamNZ. If it doesn’t detect that the update is available, give it 30-60 seconds if you’re on WiFi, you can go into the preferences and tap XML Merge to force the update.

I’m now looking at changes for the next version of TrafficCamNZ and welcome any suggestions you might have. At this stage it’s looking like I will only support iOS6 and above.

– David