A few weeks ago, Trapster — one of the Android Market’s first driving assist applications — saw a sizeable update in the Play Store. For those unfamiliar with the app, Trapster looks to help smartphone users evade costly traffic violations by alerting users when the po-po are out tryin’ to catch ya ridin’ dirty (something I’m all too familiar with). The app takes crowd sourced data from other Trapster users in your area, and with everyone working together, the app will notify you of speed traps, red light cameras, road hazards and vehicle accidents — pretty much anything that has the potential to ruin your day while driving.
In the latest update, Trapster added all new profile pages for users that displays karma points which can be gained for those successfully reporting accurate driving conditions. Think of it as Trapster’s way of keeping its users honest. Keep in mind, if you don’t set up an account and profile, you wont be able to report “traps.” Also new is the ability to share traps quickly and easily with your favorite social networks. That way you can help grandma avoid that DUI checkpoint on her way home.
So, is the app worth a download? Well, I decided to give Trapster a spin in my hands-on video so you guys can see for yourself if it’s worth checking out. Enjoy.
[Play Store Link: Trapster]