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Trapster

Trapster

App Description

The following description comes from the Google Play Store description of the app:

Trapster is your #1 driving companion. The worldwide community of over 20 million drivers works together to alert you of dangerous obstacles that pop up during your daily commute, road trips and other travels.

You can help your fellow drivers by running Trapster and reporting traps and hazards such as accidents, construction zones, traffic jams, live police, when you see them. Trapster drivers in the area will be alerted to the issue and know to slow down or change course. When you get an alert you can vote on whether the trap still exists. The community will thank you for it. And with our verified real-time HERE traffic, you will know where the open road becomes more like a parking lot.

With Trapster at your side your drive becomes faster, safer and easier on your wallet. Save yourself the headache, join a community of drivers helping drivers, and drive easy.

Features:

- Audio & Visual Alerting: Vital speed traps, road hazard and traffic alerts in English, French, German, Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, Russian, Turkish and fun sound themes.

- Get vital road hazard and speed alerts in English, French, German, Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, Arabic, Russian, Swedish, Turkish and many fun sound themes.

- Patrol™: Drive with confidence knowing that other Trapster users have patrolled the road ahead of you by the blue line that displays on your route.

- Speed Limit Reporting: You can now confirm, update or report speed limits wherever you go.

- Speed Limits & Speedometer: Real time speedometer paired with the speed limit of the road you are driving on ensures you travel at a safe speed.

- HERE Live Traffic: HERE Real-time traffic flow, incident and congestion alerts delivered to your map so you’ll know where traffic is, how to avoid it, and when you’ll arrive.

- Social: Go to the trap detail screen of a particular trap to share via email, message or social networks such as Facebook, Twitter, or Google+.

- HERE 3D Maps and 3D buildings.

- Automatic Day & Night Display – Map display optimizes for day and nighttime driving conditions. Your device’s brightness level adjusts to limit eye fatigue.

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What the Industry is saying:

WIRED Magazine #1 app that makes the most of location

"Trapster maps out where speed traps are in real time, a boon to my occasionally spirited driving." -Roy Furchgott, The New York Times

Word on the streets:

Check out our sweet reviews from our users!

NEED HELP? TRAPSTER SUPPORT: www.getsatisfaction.com/trapster
Visit Trapster:www.trapster.com
Like us: www.facebook.com/trapster
Follow us: www.twitter.com/trapster
Trapster blog: www.trapster.com/blog

Drive easy!

Note: Continued use of GPS in the background will significantly reduce battery life. The Trapster app is a free service. We do not distribute, share, sell or rent your
private information such as your e-mail address or mobile number

*Trapster does not show or allow the reporting of red light cameras or speed cameras of any kind in France due to the laws in France.

**Trapster does not condone the use of the application in countries where it is not legal to report or be alerted to speed traps and road hazards.

Sensitive Permissions Used By This App
Permission What Why
Read phone status and identity Can read phone's current state information like in-phone call, phone signal, carrier, device ID, and phone number Internal
Can read phone's current state information like in-phone call, phone signal, carrier, device ID, and phone number It appears this app uses this data to identify users for market/customer analysis
Full network access Can access the internet It appears this app uses this data for internal use within the app's functionality
Can access the internet It appears this app uses this data for mobile analytics
Can access the internet It appears this app uses this data for social networking services
Can access the internet It appears this app uses this data for utility purposes
Create accounts and set passwords Can use user's account authentication information (like password) or create new accounts Internal
Find accounts on the device Can use user's account information stored on the phone Internal
Add or remove accounts Can manage user's accounts on the phone Internal
Precise location (gps and network-based) Can use user's precise location Internal
Can use user's precise location It appears this app uses this data for market/customer analysis
Approximate location (network-based) Can use user's approximate location Not analyzed yet
Modify or delete the contents of your usb storage Can write to your phone's USB storage Not analyzed yet
Use accounts on the device Allows the app to request authentication tokens. Not analyzed yet
Third Party Libraries Used by this App
Library Usage
Roboguice
Facebook
Flurry

Privacy Analysis

Version of the app analyzed:

4.3.2

App was last analyzed by Privacy Grade on:

08/19/2014

Why does this app have this grade?

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