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  #800347 16-Apr-2013 17:10
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kobiak: 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.



Google uses user data from map and navigation api calls. Hence google show the average speed of vehicles travelling on the road anywhere in NZ, not just the motorways. sadly this is not 'open'. 
The infoconnect api run by NZTA opens data from the hundreds of sensors on the Auckland motorway network. The roadworks feeds are not too bad, usually accurate but they do not cover ALL roadworks, infact if you look at the Auckland transport website
http://www.aucklandtransport.govt.nz/traffic-roadworks/Pages/default.aspx you'll see far more detailed data ( not currently open to developers) on local Auckland roadworks. We too have a mobile app that measures traffic speeds specific to your route but I wont promote it here at the expense of the work done by the OP.
The important thing here is that if it were not for the recent emergence of "Open Data" by the NZ Govt, none of these apps would be possible. so, good work.  



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  #800565 16-Apr-2013 22:17
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Thanks guys. I will pass feedback and issues to our developers

another release is not far away with more features. Will let you know :)




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  #800654 17-Apr-2013 07:27
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We don't need more features, we need the basic ones to work! I'll probably unsubscribe soon as the repeated pointless emails are annoying.

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  #800953 17-Apr-2013 13:29
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timmmay: We don't need more features, we need the basic ones to work! I'll probably unsubscribe soon as the repeated pointless emails are annoying.


This!!! I really have no use for General North Island warnings and even less so for General South Island warnings.

So please fix it first, or alternatively stop spending vehicle owner / petrol buyer money at what could quickly turn into a white elephant and instead use it for getting on with building Transmission Gully and the likes.




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  #800960 17-Apr-2013 13:34
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yeah, who needs data, especially live data. I can't think of one single use case for planning ahead.


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  #1200128 18-Dec-2014 19:49
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I got an alert today that had several problems:
 - It was in the general area of where I was travelling (a parallel road - SH1 when there was a crash on old hutt rd) but didn't directly effect me
 - The links in the alert emails don't work from a smartphone - it just bought up an error page. I imagine mobile is a fairly high percentage of their users for the "view alert" use case.

Something for NZTA to look at, if they provided a good way to contact the right people.

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  #1200164 18-Dec-2014 20:40
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I dont read emails when I am out on the phone. There are too many of them.

Without an app with its own alerts its pretty pointless to me.




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  #1200264 18-Dec-2014 23:30
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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...


My Garmin Nuvi took years to discover that the nearest supermarket to me when I was parked in Countdown in Taupo was in Taupo rather than Rotorua...!! I could see it not 10 feet away and it insisted I needed to drive to Rotovegas.





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  #1200330 19-Dec-2014 08:59
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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...


My Garmin Nuvi took years to discover that the nearest supermarket to me when I was parked in Countdown in Taupo was in Taupo rather than Rotorua...!! I could see it not 10 feet away and it insisted I needed to drive to Rotovegas.


I never trust my Nuvi anymore.  Too many pointless 30km diversions which lead back to the exact same intersection when I could have just done a u-turn!  Not to mention the way it handles lanes and motorways.

Keep left towards north
In 100 meters keep left towards north
*in far left lane towards north*
Keep right towards Hamilton

Stupid thing!





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  #1200333 19-Dec-2014 09:02
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richms: I dont read emails when I am out on the phone. There are too many of them.

Without an app with its own alerts its pretty pointless to me.


Whereas I don't like running random apps that consume CPU, RAM, and battery constantly. I have most hibernated so they only work when I run them.

Hmm, what to write...
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  #1200350 19-Dec-2014 09:28
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Ok, a couple of things

Why would I need a strong password? this sort of thing just encourages people to use their "important" passwords on "junk" sites.

If you need strong passwords then why not use the realme login instead?

Why does the site tell me my fully updated version of IE11 is not supported?






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  #1200381 19-Dec-2014 09:49
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When viewing the email on a Windows Phone you cannot scale/zoom to actually see the majority of the content.

So I know there is an alert - that is about it.

unsure as to why this is.

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