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#25742 31-Aug-2008 08:04
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In testing the Webapp.Net framework ( for the iPhone, I'd appreciate some feedback on the TrafficCam app I've thrown together at

- Support for all Traffic cams, Auckland , Wellington, Christchurch and (at a stretch) Dunedin. I particulary like the Dowse to Petone project roadworks in Wellington. Thanks Transit !
- Async loading of images - only load images as you view them
- Supports Portrait and Landscape mode
- Thanks to Safari, keep your finger on the image and you get the option to save it to the camera roll

PLEASE - don't use whilst driving !

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  #160984 31-Aug-2008 08:55
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Nice work. I'm sure it will come in handy for many people.

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  #160995 31-Aug-2008 10:12
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Yes it looks very cool.
The resolution would be fine on an Iphone Im sure.
Would have its uses for the city dweller/.
Well done

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  #161014 31-Aug-2008 12:11
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Hey nice work! This looks really great and will no doubt be of great use.

Many thanks :)

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  #161019 31-Aug-2008 13:10
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Yes very nice work - I shall use this a lot! Only comment I would make is that is it possible to zoom, or at least print in larger digits the time and date in the pics as my eyes struggle to read that part of the image? (Or of course I could just tip my iphone sideways...!)

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  #161024 31-Aug-2008 13:50
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I can't do anything with the date/time text in the images - that's embedded by the image provider.
I will look into the zooming though - it was something I thought of.


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  #161037 31-Aug-2008 14:39
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OK, zooming was specifically turned off by the framework I was using. I've reenabled it, so should now work. I've specified the maximum zoom quite low, but can change this easily if someone wants more !

As usual, a doubletap will revert to normal scale.


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  #161109 31-Aug-2008 22:34
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Nice work!! I WILL so be using this? I'm a noob so excuse this, but how much data would it use to access and bring up a photo?

Again this rocks! Laughing


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  #161111 31-Aug-2008 23:13
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The initial page, misc small images, along with the code and css seems to be around 50k. Safari on the iPhone does a good job of caching, so these should only be loaded once per session.

Each camera image displayed takes around 350-400 bytes of HTML, the actual image itself varies between 15k-40k.

So not too bad. I may look at async loading the individual city pages if these get too big.

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  #161173 1-Sep-2008 09:35
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Cool. Thank you!

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  #163446 10-Sep-2008 09:09
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looks very nice and seems to work well, but for Auckland I just use a bookmarked icon linking to this page on my phone which also gives me motorway overview and an option to read the overhead sign messages eg: Lanes blocked, accident etc.  If you can incorperate all of this that would be awesome as I find the map very handy as a quick reference.

I would probably use when in other cities though as I think the above link only does Auckland and I do a bit of traveling. Will look out for it on iTunes.

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  #168774 3-Oct-2008 11:16
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Is there any news on this becoming a downloadable App? I know bookmarking is easy but I think this in App form would be great! Especially if you could incorperate the overhead signs, and congestion map from transit.



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  #168810 3-Oct-2008 13:30
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Awesome work!

I do the commute from North Shore to Auckland CBD everyday, so it DOES come in handy.

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  #168823 3-Oct-2008 14:20
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Quite doesn't seem to auto refresh the image though?

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  #169441 6-Oct-2008 22:34
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No plans on making this a full app - it was just a test for the web framework i was using. Perhaps someone else might be motivated ?

I'll look into the refreshing - might be a problem with the ajax framework though.

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  #169804 8-Oct-2008 10:09
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This is a really useful app.  Well done.

Of course it would have been really useful if I had it last Friday when the Auckland Northern motorway was jammed up and I spent 2 hours in the back streets of Northcote wondering what the hell was going on.

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