|Available In: App Store||Price: Free|
If you don’t know what Trapster is, here’s a quick overview. It is “a FREE app that alerts you as you approach speed traps, red light and speed cameras, police check points, and other wallet hazards.” Before the recent update the app would give you push notifications when a hazard would be reported near you. But it only knew where you were when the app was open. So the notification could be for somewhere you were when the app was last opened, not where you are now. You can visit their website at trapster.com/push to set up typical routes you take each day for work to make it more accurate.
The new update takes “full advantage of iOS 4 background location” feature. This means that it tracks where you are all the time, even with the app closed. Of course you have to choose this option for privacy reasons. Trapster is the first free app to use the background navigation API for iOS 4. They’ve produced a video showing the new features and show you how to close the app completely in case you don’t want it running in the background anymore.