Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




1431 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted

#115626 2-Apr-2013 09:22
Send private message

Hi geeks

Just wanted to share with you our work for the past few months. Together with NZTA we developed OnTheMove website: notifications inform you of significant delays to your travel on NZ’s state highways.

Please give it a go, sign up, play around with routes, regions :)

Share with friends and post feedback if you can. I will pass these to our BAs and developers.

it's desktop, mobile and tablet friendly. well, should be :D

Thanks




helping others at evgenyk.nz


View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
 1 | 2
2258 posts

Uber Geek


  #790483 2-Apr-2013 09:54
Send private message

Registered and created a route.
Looks quite useful, but time will tell I guess if updates are prompt enough to really be of use.




The three hardest things to say: 1. I was wrong, 2. I need help, 3. Worcestershire sauce.

 

 


1285 posts

Uber Geek


  #790487 2-Apr-2013 10:00
Send private message

Looks nice, is missing alot of road works tho. A route from Whangarei to Auckland shows up clear but there are atleast 3 sets of roadworks/slow zones at the moment on the path that aren't showing up




Most problems are the result of previous solutions...

All comment's I make are my own personal opinion and do not in any way, shape or form reflect the views of current or former employers unless specifically stated 

 
 
 
 


gzt

11550 posts

Uber Geek

Lifetime subscriber

  #790492 2-Apr-2013 10:07
Send private message

Stating the obvious from a BA pov but, it is firmly oriented to the needs of regular commuters. Not so useful for holiday travellers or irregular trips planning leaving and returning on one off defined dates.

354 posts

Ultimate Geek

Lifetime subscriber

  #790537 2-Apr-2013 11:09
Send private message

Or use Waze http://world.waze.com/?redirect=1

Banana?
5009 posts

Uber Geek

Subscriber

  #790558 2-Apr-2013 11:35
Send private message

Looks interesting.

Does it provide real time, or semi real time information.

Looking at teh map, it shows all of the SH network (just about) as heavy flow, or is that moderate? the colours are not clear when overlaid onto the colour of the roads on the map.

Useful information would be estimated travel times, or some indication of the lenght of a queue (I was thinking this yesterday when it took me an hour and a half to travel SH2 from the Ngatea turnoff to the junction with SH1 at the bottom of the Bombays).

Are you considering an App for WP8, Android, iOS?

1095 posts

Uber Geek


  #790562 2-Apr-2013 11:41
Send private message

Does this use the same information as the traffic layer on google maps?






1431 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted

  #790576 2-Apr-2013 11:58
Send private message

Thanks for feedback guys

Main idea of OnTheMove that you set up routes are use on daily bases and if anything comes up like road works/warning or hazards on the road - you will be notified by email at this stage.

@gzt, well if you plan well ahead and set-up your routes, you'll be more or less informed if anything happens

@trig42 OnTheMove does not designed in the way to provide/state information about traffic as such, but we are looking to integrate more features and integrated data should be more or less relevant, we integrate only supplied data to us. We have mobile friendly version of website at this stage only.

@blackjack17 i'm pretty sure that google uses the same feed about traffic as NZTA.





helping others at evgenyk.nz


 
 
 
 


16230 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Subscriber

  #790599 2-Apr-2013 12:41
Send private message

Cool idea! More web accessible cameras would be nice too.

Strange that it's reporting SH1 near Wellington as heavy right now. I can see it out my window, traffic is flowing just fine and there's not that much of it.

1340 posts

Uber Geek


  #790614 2-Apr-2013 12:58
Send private message

Seems like a service which would be more useful to truckers who would want to know if the highway is obstructed and they have to take a different route.

Anyway that aside, the colours between moderate and heavy flow are too close together.

The Christchurch Southern Motorway overlay is drawn incorrectly (missing the entire new section). There are roadworks and speed restrictions all over that section in real life, but nothing reported on the map. There are major roadworks all over SH1 at Chch Airport in real life (from Yaldhurt Rd north) but nothing on the map. Of course, there are major roadworks all over Chch at the moment, so perhaps they just could put a big warning sign over the city.






---
James Sleeman
I sell lots of stuff for electronic enthusiasts...


Cloud Guru
4062 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Snowflake
Subscriber

  #790683 2-Apr-2013 13:54
Send private message

website looks nice, probably limited use for me for commuting - not really any alternative routes i can take from home to work.

my nokia drive app (windows phone) had a great commute function when i was in brisbane. you set up a saved route and it would use traffic announcements etc to deliver the best route. havent tried it here to see if the commute function works, but dont think it integrates NZ traffic data yet.

one thing i do use a lot here is "Auckland Traffic" for my windows phone. great app for seeing congestion at a glance - even from a live tile on home screen. Can drill into traffic cameras easily too. Recently updated to bring in traffic feeds for suburban roads. http://www.windowsphone.com/en-us/store/app/auckland-traffic/c83af1f4-e589-e011-986b-78e7d1fa76f8 The live tile feature is something that you cant get from a mobile website only solution - need a native app for that.




6389 posts

Uber Geek

Moderator
Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  #791802 2-Apr-2013 16:59
Send private message

Beautiful simple design - I like it.

16230 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Subscriber

  #799476 15-Apr-2013 10:49
Send private message

NZTA On The Move is currently warning me that my 7am commute in Wellington today may be affected by heavy rain in Rototua tomorrow.

That sounds like a bug to me...

313 posts

Ultimate Geek

Subscriber

  #799501 15-Apr-2013 11:07
Send private message

Ive had about 10 notifications this morning for my 7:40-8:40am alert after 9am....

Sent them feedback letting them know.

dpw

835 posts

Ultimate Geek

Trusted

  #799533 15-Apr-2013 11:40
Send private message

timmmay: NZTA On The Move is currently warning me that my 7am commute in Wellington today may be affected by heavy rain in Rototua tomorrow.

That sounds like a bug to me...


Yup, got that warning for both my North Canterbury to Christchurch routes too.




Android user, software developer, a semi-typical (not a gamer) geek, and a Bernese Mountain Dog nut!

http://savitarbernese.com | https://nz.linkedin.com/in/danywu

1658 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Subscriber

  #799569 15-Apr-2013 12:08
Send private message

dpw:
timmmay: NZTA On The Move is currently warning me that my 7am commute in Wellington today may be affected by heavy rain in Rototua tomorrow.

That sounds like a bug to me...


Yup, got that warning for both my North Canterbury to Christchurch routes too.


Dany, sounds like you'll be late for work then!

 1 | 2
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic




News »

Pre-orders for Huawei MateBook 13 open now
Posted 14-Aug-2020 14:26


Freeview On Demand app launches on Sony Android TVs
Posted 6-Aug-2020 13:35


UFB hits more than one million connections
Posted 6-Aug-2020 09:42


D-Link A/NZ extends COVR Wi-Fi EasyMesh System series with new three-pack
Posted 4-Aug-2020 15:01


New Zealand software Rfider tracks coffee from Colombia all the way to New Zealand businesses
Posted 3-Aug-2020 10:35


Logitech G launches Pro X Wireless gaming headset
Posted 3-Aug-2020 10:21


Sony Alpha 7S III provides supreme imaging performance
Posted 3-Aug-2020 10:11


Sony introduces first CFexpress Type A memory card
Posted 3-Aug-2020 10:05


Marsello acquires Goody consolidating online and in-store marketing position
Posted 30-Jul-2020 16:26


Fonterra first major customer for Microsoft's New Zealand datacentre
Posted 30-Jul-2020 08:07


Everything we learnt at the IBM Cloud Forum 2020
Posted 29-Jul-2020 14:45


Dropbox launches native HelloSign workflow and data residency in Australia
Posted 29-Jul-2020 12:48


Spark launches 5G in Palmerston North
Posted 29-Jul-2020 09:50


Lenovo brings speed and smarter features to new 5G mobile gaming phone
Posted 28-Jul-2020 22:00


Withings raises $60 million to enable bridge between patients and healthcare
Posted 28-Jul-2020 21:51



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.


Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.