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INRIX Traffic

by INRIX, Inc.
Platform: Android Rated: Guidance Suggested
3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (46 customer reviews)

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Latest Updates

What's new in version 3.0.7
  • Fixed background / resume issues which caused traffic tiles to not display
  • Added "Reload Traffic" menu option for refreshing traffic

Product Details

  • ASIN: B004W8QNWU
  • Release Date: April 12, 2011
  • Rated: Guidance Suggested This app may include dynamic content. What's this?
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (46 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #16,024 Free in Appstore for Android (See Top 100 Free in Appstore for Android)
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Product Features

  • Real-time traffic flows for more than 126 North American cities
  • Forecast feature predicts upcoming traffic patterns
  • Predictions factor in things known to impact traffic, like holidays and accidents
  • Traffic incidents are shown on maps and in a chronologically filed list
  • Large Smart Driver Network uses members to help gather traffic info

Product Description

When you know where you're going and just need to get there the fastest way possible, let the INRIX Traffic app be your guide. INRIX Traffic is a free, ad-free app that delivers the most reliable traffic information available for the roads you care about most. It is the only mobile phone app that helps you reduce the time you spend stuck in traffic through a better understanding of current and future traffic conditions.

INRIX Traffic
Learn details from current, and anticipated, traffic issues with the Incidents feature
INRIX Traffic
Color coding quickly reveals which roads are jammed up and which are running free
Excellent Traffic Coverage and Accuracy

Only INRIX Traffic delivers real-time traffic flow information for every major roadway in 126 cities across North America. It also covers traffic for 100 cities across five European countries. It's a source for traffic information trusted by more than 100 industry leading companies and 45 U.S. transportation agencies.

Predictive Traffic

Don't miss your kid's game or be late to a meeting in the city. With INRIX Traffic you can look into the future to see how travel times are expected to change over the next hour. Besides current traffic conditions, INRIX analyzes other commonly known traffic-impacting factors, such as the day of the week, season, holidays, accidents and road construction. The predictive feature also takes into account important local variables like school schedules, sporting events and concerts. Brought together, the information helps INRIX accurately predict traffic in 15 minute increments.

Traffic Incidents

INRIX also allows you to view details for traffic incidents, construction, and road closures--not to mention concerts, conventions, and major sporting events. The Community Traffic Reports feature will provide you with real-time updates on accidents, construction and speed traps, as reported by the user community.

The INRIX Community

It's this community that makes INRIX so powerful. When you download INRIX Traffic, you immediately become a member of the largest crowd-sourced traffic network in the world. As part of our Smart Driver Network, you'll join a community of more than two million people helping INRIX gather real-time traffic information that results in the best snapshot of traffic conditions nationwide.

Reviews

"People need to understand real-time traffic conditions to know the best way to get place to place. Having access to one of the largest socially powered traffic networks through a mobile app is a great way to access that information." - geek.com

"One of my favorite apps of the year." - CNET


Technical Details

  • Size: 961.3KB
  • Version: 3.0.7
  • Developed By: INRIX, Inc.
  • Application Permissions: (Help me understand what permissions mean)
    • Read only access to device state
    • Open network sockets
    • Access fine (e.g., GPS) location
    • Access coarse (e.g., Cell-ID, Wi-Fi) location
    • Access information about networks
    • PowerManager WakeLocks to keep processor from sleeping or screen from dimming
  • Minimum Operating System: Android 2.1
  • Approximate Download Time: Less than 10 seconds

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
22 of 23 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Last update disaster January 13, 2013
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Over the last few days my battery level was dropping like a stone and my data usage was going through the roof. I drove for almost two hours with the phone plugged in and the battery level only went up 5%.

I finally looked at the battery usage and found Inrix #1 and the display #2. I hadn't launched Inrix since I powered on the phone so it launched itself on bootup. I also noticed a lot of data usage and I hadn't done anything except received text emails.

If I can't control it and the battery barely made it through the day it's not worth having it since I can use Google maps for traffic when I need to.

Pass on Inrix until they fix it.
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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Shows delays before the news! November 28, 2011
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I installed this because I was stuck in traffic for 45 minutes and the radio was not telling me anything..."all clear on the outbound toll road" they said. I used this app to quickly see where the delay started. Without the app I would have gotten off at the exit where everyone else was fighting to get off, and I would have been stuck in THAT mess for another hour when the delay was only right past that exit.

It would help if it had more details about what lane the delay is in, but maybe it just didn't do that for the road I was on. For a free app, it was well worth the download.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Battery drainer on Samsungs4 Android September 8, 2013
By SNiazi
It will eat up your phone battery in few hours. Your battery will drop BIG TIMES. Like the app but battery use is a dragg.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Works great, when it works. January 12, 2012
By J. Dunn
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Inrix is the best traffic info for Los Angeles and Orange County, hands down. Even better than SigAlert.com. The only issue I've ever had with it is that sometimes it just doesn't feel like loading. This has been a problem since I first started using it in early 2011, and has never quite gone away. The program will load with just a grid and no map, or with a map but no traffic info. Waiting doesn't help. Closing and restarting the program doesn't help. When that happens, maybe once a month or so, I know it's just going to be useless for that particular commute and I'm on my own.

Usually, when the map refuses to load one day, the next day there's an update available. It's hard to tell whether the update was released to fix the bug from the day before, or if the bug the day before was caused by the programmers monkeying with the system while they prepared it for the update. If it's the former, then the system is a little buggy but their programmers do a pretty good job of fixing it when it gets screwy. If it's the latter, then the system is good and the developers really need to figure out a way to come up with new updates without screwing up the service.

Anyway, it's a great app (especially considering that it's FREE!) and a must for LA commuters. I highly recommend it.
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18 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Saves me time April 13, 2011
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I use the app everyday when I get up to figure out which way I should drive to get to work. It's helped me shave 5 minutes off my commute. It's awesome.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Must be in a big city to be useful. December 28, 2011
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This app looks very promising. Unfortunately I think it only sources it's data from Total Traffic Network which means that you have to be in a large city for it to be useful. Sadly I live in Minneapolis, and while some people might consider it a big city it's no New York or LA. Therefore, the roads that actually show traffic information are very minimial. I guess I'll go back to google maps as that records information from drivers who have google maps running to give better road coverage.
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16 of 21 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars a must have app if traveling or a trucker May 7, 2012
By TJ
This is a must have if you our a trucker or someone that travels quite a bit. I used this pretty extensively throughout the year 2011 and it saved me some headaches.You can zoom in & out on this program to know what you might be getting into. Its also nice because you can get police radar reports from other users.it seems to be a battery sucker on my EVO, but as long as i'm plugged into the charger all is good.Its was nice for me going through the Chicagoland area,St louis & Nashville. I highly recommend this program.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
By KevinF
Note from developer
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We've fixed several items and made major improvements.

Feedback is welcomed at mobilefeedback@inrix.com

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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Best traffic app ever!
Published 7 days ago by Bjorn Hansen
5.0 out of 5 stars Helps avoid heavy traffic.
Fantastic! Shows slowdowns, accidents and construction zones. Real time traffic display. Saves time every day. Read more
Published 3 months ago by John Wood
3.0 out of 5 stars Road Info
Directions are not clear. Idea is great. Input option would help. If I missed these and they are there, speaks to direction issue.
Published 6 months ago by Lee Kurasowicz
4.0 out of 5 stars Great traffic app, some issues with v 5.2 (early 2014)
I keep Inrix in my iPhone 5's dock, and have used it nearly every day for several years. My wife has the Premium version, but I don't need the special features so just use the... Read more
Published 6 months ago by David L. Luckhardt
4.0 out of 5 stars Great App!
Seems to be on top of the traffic situation in my area. I have reference it numerous times before heading out.
Published 7 months ago by Linda A Reinert
4.0 out of 5 stars recommended
Overall very good but not always accurate. Accuracy goes down as roads get smaller. I still use it most days.
Published 9 months ago by Leandra Folk
2.0 out of 5 stars Same as Beat The Traffic
INRIX is partnered with Beat the Traffic who also have an app. The difference is you cannot post issues with BTT despite having this capability within the app. Read more
Published 11 months ago by G.Campbell
2.0 out of 5 stars Decent Traffic Info, No Directions
I set my destination and it shows the traffic info. However, it doesn't give me real time navigation so I know where to turn to stay on course.
Published 11 months ago by Mitchell Gordon
1.0 out of 5 stars Worst Traffic Service Ever
This is the worst traffic service ever :( It always show most of the roads as green with minimal traffic updates. Read more
Published 11 months ago by Tweety
4.0 out of 5 stars Revised: New Version Bloated, Awful
My original review is below. INRIX listened to complaints about the new version and fixed most of them. Read more
Published 12 months ago by Jeff Benedict
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