Weather & Traffic - Houston Traffic Map

Description: Displays Houston Transtar's compact mobile traffic map. Includes regional map selection (with automatic resizing of the widget to fit the maps) and refresh rate selection on the reverse of the widget. Please submit feedback. Automatically updates when the dashboard is active or on show of the dashboard.
Author: rrdionne
Version: 1.6
New in v1.6: Added new central map.
Uploaded on: July 2nd 2008 at 11:08 PM
Rating: (4.33 stars)   [Show Detailed Ratings]
Downloads: 829 (all versions), 145 (this version)
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Great widget!

Posted by: georgewbushsucks on May 04, 05 (3:02 PM) for version 1.0 (previous version)   View Detailed Rating

Version 0.8pr drastically improved the widget's back-end code, resulting in improved refresh behavior. Also added the background and an icon.

Version 0.9 makes further code improvements in preparation for future features like preferences and map selection. I also changed the icon for a more colorful map.

More improvements in the way...

Posted by: rrdionne (developer) on May 04, 05 (7:35 PM) for version 1.0 (previous version)  

Version 1.0b added Flip (and info button animation) for preferences which include refresh time and map selection. Four zoomed maps available (NW, SW, SE, NE). New icon; added key to prefs, and general code enhancements.

Future fixes will include resizing the regional maps or widget (the regional maps are smaller then the Main Map), creating a better looking key, and maybe adding a 3D effect to the widget front.

Posted by: rrdionne (developer) on May 05, 05 (10:05 PM) for version 1.0 (previous version)  

I should note that not matter what refresh rate you use the Transtar map are updated at 1 minute intervals; I just load those maps at the interval you specify. In other words, if my widget refreshes the map at 30 second interval you may not see the map actually change until a minute passes. Thus, the default refresh is set at one minute. +R

Posted by: rrdionne (developer) on May 06, 05 (2:48 AM) for version 1.0 (previous version)  

Version 1.0 includes minor code tweaks and background resizing to match the smaller regional maps. I am already working on some more improvements for the next version.

Posted by: rrdionne (developer) on May 13, 05 (4:53 PM) for version 1.0 (previous version)  

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