Kirkland, Wash. -
Traffic-data supplier Inrix, which offers a real-time traffic app for iPhones
and Android smartphones, has ported the app to the Windows Phone 7 and
BlackBerry OS 6 smartphone platforms.
The Inrix Traffic
app is free and ad-free, so in return for getting free traffic information
displayed on a smartphone maps, users passively contribute real-time speed
information over the air to Inrix, the company said.
The app delivers
updated traffic information every minute on more than 1.1 million miles of
highways and city streets in North America and Europe, the company said. The
information is pulled from more than 400 public and private sources, including traditional
road sensors and the company's own crowd-sourced traffic network of more than
10 million vehicles. The app also provides real-time reports of accidents,
construction and other events from the same sources used by state departments
The app is available
for download on Windows Phone 7 from the App Marketplace and on the Blackberry
App World Marketplace.