Trapster announces Windows Phone 7 app coming soon [Pics + Contest]

For those of you who remember Trapster (see site) on Windows Mobile (see our review from 2010), you'll be excited to know that an official Windows Phone 7 version is right around the corner. If you haven't heard of Trapster yet, well, it's basically a social-network for us daily road warriors, a way to communicate the important stuff to other drivers, via you smartphone:

Users submit speed traps, enforcement cameras, and road hazards, that then alert all Trapster users in the area. A high-tech version of flashing your headlights to alert drivers of potential road hazards

Their system has not only proved to be successful, but very popular  with nearly 12 million registered users as it's available on iOS, BlackBerry, Android and 3rd party GPS devices (Garmin, TomTom). In fact, we're told that July is the target for release for the free app, meaning this a lot closer than "in the works". The WP7 version, developed by Chaotic Moon Studios, supports all the latest bells & whistles found on other platforms:

  • Live Tile
  • Search
  • Directions
  • My Trips (share trips with others)
  • Caravan (see your Trapster friends on the map)
  • Audio Player Controls
  • Real Time Traffic

And to celebrate the occasion, in conjunction with the fine folks at Trapster, we have 10 license plate frames up for grabs with a simple task--simply Tweet the line below by midnight (EST) on May 14, 2010 and we'll randomly choose 10 winners:

@Trapster announces #WP7 app is in the works on @WPCentral

We're excited about this major title coming to Windows Phone 7 as it's just another feather in the hat for our fledgling OS, plus we who doesn't want to drive safer (and not get a speeding ticket?).

Daniel Rubino

Daniel Rubino is the Editor-in-chief of Windows Central. He is also the head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft since 2007, when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, laptops, next-gen computing, and watches. He has been reviewing laptops since 2015 and is particularly fond of 2-in-1 convertibles, ARM processors, new form factors, and thin-and-light PCs. Before all this tech stuff, he worked on a Ph.D. in linguistics, watched people sleep (for medical purposes!), and ran the projectors at movie theaters because it was fun.