Traffic Line seeks to provide real time traffic updates in three major Indian cities
Anyone who has had to endure driving in any of the metropolitan cities in India, would testify to the horrific traffic conditions in most parts. We tune into the radio, call up our friends and do pretty much everything to avoid driving through routes heavy on traffic. Traffic Line is an app that provides a solution to this problem in a simple package.
Traffic Line (abbreviated to Traffline) is an app that provides real-time traffic information right on your smartphones. Bear in mind that it is not really a navigation app, it uses Google Maps for its purposes. The roads are color coded by the amount of traffic they are witnessing. So red would mean that traffic is really slow whereas green implies a smooth sailing. It sounds neat in theory and is so in practice as well.
You can also look at the route between two locations. Based on the traffic input and distance, it also gives an estimated commuting time. Pretty handy but we have not been able to verify the accuracy of this estimation.
There is an option to search for an area and look at the traffic condition in the general vicinity. Another neat feature.
The only downside of the app is the interface. The UI can be termed crude and rudimentary at best. The app is visually reminiscent of half-baked apps that seldom work although Traffline is pretty solid once you get over the initial visual impression.
Currently, the app is limited to Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore. The app is available for free and you definitely wouldn't mind having it on your device