I recently purchased an Android smart phone so that I would be able to sync my contacts and calendar with my Google contacts and calendar. As I say this, I have to admit to you that the same part of my brain that likes radar detectors was already planning on installing Trapster on the new phone. Perhaps I just finally figured out how to justify decommissioning my perfectly good cell phone for something fancier.
The timing on this just happens to coincide with another thread on this forum that focuses on disappointment with Trapster. It's funny how these things always work out that way. Come to find out, courtesy of Riptide, that Trapster happens to work awesome on the iPhone but not so much on Android. If I also consider that the Radaractive app looks so promising and then throw in VeilGay's recent writeup of the iPhone, I really start to feel like a second class citizen. Really, this thread is about Android as much as it is about Trapster.
My experience with Trapster on Android 2.1 has been that it crashes faithfully after 5 minutes of use, no matter what I do. So I remembered hearing about Phantom Alert a while back, and thought it would be a good idea to give that a try. My first hour or so of experience with Phantom Alert show me that it runs very well on Android, and even has a menu that allows you to exit the app when you are finifhed with it. Unfortunately, it also thinks that every traffic cam around is a red light cam. It seems the quality of the database renders it far less useful than Trapster.
I have also noticed that there are a number of other similar apps (most are ones you buy) available for Android. My question for you, the ever so wise enthusiasts of rd.net, is this:
Is there anything like Trapster that runs well on Android and actually had good data? I'm looking to hear from people who have had positive experiences with such an app.