Worthless to professional drivers This "hands free" app only gives conditions for current area not an outlook to areas you plan to travel into. The website is more informative, but useless without wifi/Internet signal unless you have the regional carriers (AT&T data roam limited to 50mb cuts off all data roaming after that). A professional driver needs to know all road conditions for the routes on their trip. Why would an OTR driver kill all the space on their phones with useless 511 apps for every state?
Worthless Gives no advisory for 10 mile long traffic jam I'm setting in!
Failure The website shows bad road conditions due to weather but the app fails to provide this information vocally. Waze is better for current road conditions.
Audio recording only App plays a recorded status update of limited information. Weather advisory was not available. Recording is only audible by putting phone to ear. There was no option (readily available) to put it on speaker phone.
Excellent Driving Companion Great app and website to know, see the road conditions, accidents, closures, and detours.
[Updated] interface & description issues The description of the application says, "In the settings menu you can customize the app to play advisories for specific roadways and adjust the advisory replay interval and the number of miles radius for which you are interested in receiving advisories." however there doesn't seem to be any way to access these settings. I'll rate higher if this is fixed or clarified, and if it performs well in testing. [Edit: With the update, the setting menu, wrench icon, now becomes available. Sometimes it takes a while, though, as it seems to depend on how quickly the application is able to determine the current location. My only annoyance with the application now is that it remains in portrait orientation while it's in my car dock, which is landscape orientation. Reading the interface sideways takes some practice.]
2.00 major update
- UI revamp
- new map features
- bug fixes
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