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Speed cameras on Google smartphones

After the iPhone, it is now the Google phones that benefit from the FoxyTag technology to receive in real time speed cameras on one's Android smartphone.

Oct. 14, 2011 - PRLog -- FoxyTag is a worldwide speed camera warning system working on mobile phones. The system is collaborative and self-managed: The users "tag" the speed cameras and some electronic trust engines check the quality of the posted information. FoxyTag contains today more than 37'000 fixed speed cameras, mainly in Europe, South Africa, Australia, Maghreb, UAE, Brazil, China, Taïwan, USA, Canada, Russia, New Zealand, Singapore and Israel. FoxyTag signals also mobile speed cameras and ghosts (places where there are often mobile speed cameras).

Available since long time on iPhone and older phones running with java, FoxyTag has now its Android version. Named EverySpeedCam, it was designed by Atoll Ordenadores and validated by FoxyTag. This validation guaranties a high level of reliability and a perfect integration with the trust engines.

Compared with other speed camera warning systems running on Android, EverySpeedCam keeps all the assets of FoxyTag. The data and the trust links created between the users are still managed by the FoxyTag's trust engines. A former iPhone user that opts for a Google phone recovers so all its data. His former contributions (tagging or confirmation of speed cameras) would be transferred in a transparent way. This point is capital for Michel Deriaz, the FoxyTag project leader: "People change more and more often their mobile phone, and migrations to Android are currently significantly increasing. The users are therefore reassured if they have exactly the same speed trap information, with the same reliability, even if they change their phone." The other main asset is that this new application benefits directly from the former contributions of thousands of users since it connects to the common database.

The Google spirit inspired also the business model, where a basic version can be used for free and without time limit. The difference is that this version doesn't mention mobile speed cameras. For Vincent Parisod, the sales and communication manager of FoxyTag, this model pleases to smartphone customers: "This model replaces little by little the sharewares, these applications that the user can freely test but for a limited time. The smartphone being something very personal, people don't like to install application that are potentially only temporary. They prefer to install an application they will be able to keep as long as they want, and then freely chose when or if they want to upgrade to the paying version in order to benefit from all functionalities." The paying version of this speed camera warner is available for 3.50 EUR.

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FoxyTag is a free, legal and collaborative system to signal speed cameras on mobile phones. Fixed and mobile cameras will launch an alarm 15 seconds before the critical point.

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