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Topic # 115626 2-Apr-2013 09:22
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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

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  Reply # 790483 2-Apr-2013 09:54
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Registered and created a route.
Looks quite useful, but time will tell I guess if updates are prompt enough to really be of use.




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  Reply # 790487 2-Apr-2013 10:00
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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




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  Reply # 790492 2-Apr-2013 10:07
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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.

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  Reply # 790537 2-Apr-2013 11:09
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Or use Waze http://world.waze.com/?redirect=1

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  Reply # 790558 2-Apr-2013 11:35
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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?

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  Reply # 790562 2-Apr-2013 11:41
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Does this use the same information as the traffic layer on google maps?



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  Reply # 790576 2-Apr-2013 11:58
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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.





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  Reply # 790599 2-Apr-2013 12:41
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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.




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  Reply # 790614 2-Apr-2013 12:58
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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.






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  Reply # 790683 2-Apr-2013 13:54
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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.




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  Reply # 791802 2-Apr-2013 16:59
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Beautiful simple design - I like it.

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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...




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

Sent them feedback letting them know.




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  Reply # 799533 15-Apr-2013 11:40
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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.




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  Reply # 799569 15-Apr-2013 12:08
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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!

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