West Seattle traffic: There’s an app for that!

Remember “Viadoom” last October? Yeah, not so much “doom,” but traffic is always a hotbutton issue around here. During the demolition closure, West Seattleite Andi Rusu came up with a simple app that could be used on a mobile device or regular computer, featuring traffic cams, and announced it in an October 10th WSB comment. Now, Andi has made some changes, and wanted to share the app with you again:

I just finished improving the UI and adding a WS DOT travel times feed that shows distances, average and current travel times to and from different points around Seattle. Also in the app, there is a traffic map along with the last 5 WS DOT tweets.

This is an all free web app; anyone can use it either with a computer or smart phone. (iPhone works best…) I hope people will continue to find it useful.

24 Replies to "West Seattle traffic: There's an app for that!"

  • Beach Drive Resident March 21, 2012 (4:10 pm)

    Yay! Love the app!!

  • Bob H March 21, 2012 (4:23 pm)

    I use it every day for work commute. Great little app.

  • Bob H. March 21, 2012 (4:31 pm)

    Great little app. I check it out everyday before heading out for work.

  • MEJ March 21, 2012 (4:31 pm)

    What a gift! On behalf of ALL of West Seattle, my thanks to Andi Rusu for this wonderful app. I uploaded it on my iPhone this afternoon, and all the images loaded quickly and error free. I definitely will use it each morning and afternoon.

  • Seaview March 21, 2012 (4:42 pm)

    Thank you, Andi! I use your app everyday that I drive! Love your new additions.

  • Dave March 21, 2012 (5:14 pm)

    Nice! Works great on my Galaxy Nexus!
    Just saved the bookmark in Chrome here on my PC and then I can access it on my phone too.
    Simple and easy to use, I’ve paid for apps that do less!

  • west Seattle since 1979 March 21, 2012 (5:34 pm)

    Thanks Andi! It works on my Android phone too.

  • Andi March 21, 2012 (6:22 pm)

    Awesome all. Hope it works on all platforms. No real reason why it wouldn’t, but you never know. Happy driving everyone and let me know if you notice anything weird. The wsdot feeds might act oddly at times. Cheers!

  • pigeonmom March 21, 2012 (6:30 pm)

    This is fab! :-)
    My only concern is eye fatigue from the super bright color.

  • Nada March 21, 2012 (6:49 pm)

    I’ve been using this page since via doom, thanks andi for putting in the time to make it!

  • LivesinWS March 21, 2012 (7:27 pm)

    Thank you!

  • Britney March 21, 2012 (8:27 pm)

    Does this not work with droid’s?

  • Scooper March 21, 2012 (9:11 pm)

    Thanks so much for all your work and sharing it. Much appreciated!

  • c March 21, 2012 (10:42 pm)

    Where do I find this app?

    • WSB March 21, 2012 (10:43 pm)

      Follow the link in the story.

  • c March 21, 2012 (10:45 pm)

    found it thanks

  • Jasperblu March 22, 2012 (6:09 am)

    I actually LIKE the color. Sick to death of blue app badges on my iPhone screens.
    Btw, this is a WEB app that works for mobile devices. Not a native app you download from the app store. If your smart phone has a decent browser, this should work just fine.
    If you want an iPhone app that maps your travel from one point to another and gives you real time traffic along the way… WAZE is the one to check out.
    Adding Andi’s nifty site to my arsenal of traffic checks – can’t have too much help to get out of West Seattle in the am, or home in the eve. Thanks! And whatever you do, don’t change that awesome hot pink!

  • J March 22, 2012 (6:50 am)

    Any chance of adding WS bus and water taxi routes?

  • Tbone March 22, 2012 (6:55 am)

    Nice! Thank you so much!

  • Bob Loblaw March 22, 2012 (7:46 am)

    Fantastic job. Love that it’s not an “app” app, but browser-based instead. As a WP7 user I simply pin the web page to my start screen and — voila! — a quick check to decide whether to go lower or upper bridge, whether I need to nudge the kids out the door a little early, etc. Thanks Andi!

  • Dave March 22, 2012 (8:08 am)

    Yes, since it’s a web page this works on Android phones too. And Windows phones. It should work on ANY phone that has a browser.

    I think the “iPhone works best” comment is because it was probably created with that screen’s aspect ratio in mind. However there are an awful lot of phones with that size screen. My Nexus has a much larger screen, both in height and width so I just see more of the menus without scrolling as much.
    Also made a bookmark shortcut to Chrome (my browser) so I can access it from my homescreen.

  • pigeonmom March 22, 2012 (8:31 am)

    I like the color, it just hurts my eyes.

  • sun*e March 22, 2012 (9:44 am)

    Bookmarked on my iPhone and my Mac…done and done! Thanks so much for making all of our lives easier to get out of WS…even though I try not to as much as possible. :-)

  • Sylvia March 22, 2012 (4:21 pm)

    I’ve tried to download this while on my Android phone (not in the marketplace correct) and all I can seem to do is get it too bookmark the page… any other tips on how to get this ON my phone as an app (Galaxy S) would be hugely appreciated!

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