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Just caught this video demo of Trapster: a free socially-fed speed trap service for your phone. Speed trap data is only good for a little while, so real-time is the scenario here. Using your phone, you report speed traps and red-light camera locations using very few […]

Just caught this video demo of Trapster: a free socially-fed speed trap service for your phone. Speed trap data is only good for a little while, so real-time is the scenario here. Using your phone, you report speed traps and red-light camera locations using very few keystrokes: “pound-1″, for example. The data is fed into a Google Map and when your GPS-enabled phone (and presumably you) approaches a reported trap, you’ll get an audio warning so you don’t get nailed by the fuzz. Interesting concept and it has a Digg-like atmosphere to it: Trapster claims to learn the reliability of users over time. Hmm… might not want to sign up with your real name then.Perhaps I had too much coffee today, but Trapster just gave me a Web 2.0 idea. What if we combined it with Twitter only we signaled a “pound-1″ or “pound-2″ from a rest-room? Real time data… public rest-rooms… we can call it “Crapster”. Ah, yes… this is why I never have a second cup of coffee at home…(via CNN)

  1. Shame you can only have one cup, if you were in the scouts you would know how to tie knots.

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  2. Kevin, “crapster” is a better name but, and perhaps sadly, someone has beaten you to executing on this concept: http://www.mizpee.com/mizpeeweb/welcome.do

    Please note that it is no longer April 1st and I got that out of my system anyway reporting on Google Custom Time.

    Frankly, I’m surprised that you haven’t heard about MizPee before. They’ve been dribbling out press releases for some time and there was an explosive push before CTIA last year… (sorry, couldn’t resist).

    By the way, great work on the NYTimes article on getting the most from your phone. I don’t suppose you’d want to submit a similar piece to the GTD Times would you?

    Actually, guys, I would love to post anything you’d like to send my way that is device/productivity related.

    Sincere Regards,

    Oliver Starr, Editor
    GTD Times.com

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