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Navigate rush hour with Beat the Traffic smartphone app

Beat the Traffic, a leading provider of real-time traffic information for broadcast media and mobile devices, has announced that its free mobile app has reached two million downloads across all multiple platforms, making it the most popular real-time navigation app available.
Posted: March 28, 2012 - 7:35PM
Author: Don Bain

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The app is free for use on iPhone, iPad, Android and Blackberry devices, providing instant access to real-time traffic conditions encompassing accidents, slowdowns and road repair delays so drivers can alter their routes saving time, fuel and, best of all, frustration.

"We are extremely proud of reaching this milestone and very grateful to the fans of Beat the Traffic who helped us get there," said Andre Gueziec, CEO of Beat the Traffic. "In the highly competitive mobile technology arena, not many apps reach one million downloads, let alone two million. To us, it reflects the progress we've made toward our goal – empowering travelers everywhere with the tools they need to reach their destinations safely, while saving money and time in the process."

As one of the most meteoric mobile apps since a 2009 launch, Beat the Traffic is steadily listed among the top 10 traffic apps in the iPhone App Store and Google Play (Android Market), usually rating four stars or better. During high traffic periods over 500,000 people in North America utilize Beat the Traffic to find estimated travel times, get details of traffic incidents including live camera views, create their own traffic reports and get up-to-the-minute traffic news via their smartphone or other devices.

Shortly, Beat the Traffic 2.0 for iOS, with a crisper, cleaner interface and new features, including MyRoutes, which allows the entry and storage of favorite routes plus hooks you up for automatic traffic delay alerts. In the process, commuters can use MyRoutes to find the best routes and times for their daily drives.

As with many things, the first one is free, but those who want to create more routes can upgrade to Beat the Traffic Pro to create as many routes and alerts as needed.

“We are the only company to combine data from departments of transportation (speed detection, road work schedules and location, traffic cameras) with emergency response and law enforcement (traffic incidents),” Gueziec told Torque News. “Users of the Beat the Traffic data, user-reported and user-generated, contribute in two ways – by actively reporting incidents using the report button and by passively sending speed information when using the app. We've made sure to implement the very best practices using the location information. It is not personally identifiable, and can't be traced to individuals. It's completely anonymous and used strictly for improving traffic information for the benefit of users and the media.”

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