Trapster Hits 4.0, Adds Patrol, New Trap Types, Caravan

Trapster 4.0 [Free - iTunes link] adds new features to the ticket-avoiding app:

  • Patrol, which highlights recently driven roads so you know the data is fresh.
  • New trap types like road kill, children at play, recent accidents, brush fires, ice, or floods, construction, etc.
  • Caravan, a real-time, location based, social network for and between Trapster users.

All this in addition to it's primary function -- alerting you, including via push notification, of radar speeding traps, traffic light cameras, and police check points.

If you give it a try, let us know how it works for you. Especially if it involves a great story about you narrowly avoiding a massive speeding ticket learning an important lesson about responsible driving.

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Rene Ritchie

EiC of iMore, EP of Mobile Nations, Apple analyst, co-host of Debug, Iterate, Vector, Review, and MacBreak Weekly podcasts. Cook, grappler, photon wrangler. Follow him on Twitter and Google+.

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Reader comments

Trapster Hits 4.0, Adds Patrol, New Trap Types, Caravan


Last time I used trapster, all it gave me was the backside of every onramp here in San Diego; slightly useless unless you completely lack common sense.

Trapster was great on my BB, I was stoked to find an app for it, then I saw what a battery hog it was, very uncool!!!

It does hog the battery. But no need to keep it open your whole trip. I drive 45mins to work each day and just check it 2-3 times during my drive. The push notifications work really well and usually notify you without needing to open the app anyways. Other than that, I just open the app when marking a live police trap. I think this is a wonderful idea and I look forward to more people using this. This app is useless without its users inputing the traps.

Was very useless for me since all the info was pass due... But this isn't the apps fault... It's prolly because not enough ppl are using it in my area.

A quote from my twitter feed from a few months ago:
Thank you Trapster for Iphone for announcing "Police often hide hear"... while I'm in an elevator...with a police officer.
Once the iphone lost GPS signal, it hit on a speed trap with 3 miles, and announced it to the world. Needless to say, it was an awkward ride in the elevator.