Review: Blackberry Traffic
I came across an app on Blackberry App World called Blackberry Traffic. The purpose of this app is to do two things. First, it’s a navigation app that helps you get from point A to point B. Second, you can send an email with your ETA to any (presumably) smart phone user that’s waiting for you. Sounds good on the surface, but how well does it work? Well it does work quite well. The navigation software can choose the most direct route as well as the one with the least amount of traffic. It also reports on the amount of traffic ahead of you. It also keeps your Blackberry screen active which is a nice touch. You can also store locations like home, work, or anywhere else to make it easy for you to pick locatons. Plus you can add new locations easily. The only downside is that you have to look at the Blackberry constantly as it doesn’t tell you when to make turns or anything else via voice commands. Hello? This is 2011. Every navigation app should do this as this is a major safety issue.
The price of this app? Free. You can’t beat that. Though the fact that it has no voice commands is something that really needs to be addressed. Check it out if you have Blackberry OS 4.6 higher and GPS capabilities along with Blackberry Maps pre-installed.