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Multiple City Traffic Widget

  • Version: 3.0.1
  • Released: August 14, 2007
  • Download count 1 : 171

Description

Traffic.com has rearranged their server, and this widget no longer works.

All widgets have been tested on both Windows XP and OSX. Windows/OSX logo
  • Multiple City Traffic Widget

Click to hide sectionDescription

Displays traffic information for Washington, DC and many other metro areas in the U.S. Supports cities currently available on www.traffic.com as of 2005-07-28. Hovering over an incident hotspot/alert will display a tooltip with more information; for the tooltip to work, the widget must have the focus. Suppressing "incident hotspots/alerts" will improve performance and decrease lag time.

User configurable auto update period (defaults to every 5 minutes).

User configurable city selection (defaults to Washington D.C.).

Alerts user if there is no current traffic data for a city. Can be turned off/on (defaults to off since there is now almost always some type of data for a city).

Limited zooming ability for select cities (dependent upon traffic.com maps). Zooming is triggered via a double-click.

"Last updated" timestamp with configurable colors and opacity.

Initially based off the traffic widgets by Justin Campbell and the DCA Traffic Widget by John Teague.

Cities supported as of May 22, 2007:
  • Atlanta
  • Baltimore
  • Boston
  • Chicago
  • Dallas/Ft Worth- Dallas
  • Dallas/Ft Worth-Ft Worth
  • Denver
  • Detroit
  • Houston
  • Los Angeles- West and Central LA
  • Los Angeles- San Fernando/Ventura Co
  • Los Angeles- East LA
  • Los Angeles- Orange Co
  • Los Angeles- San Bernardino/Riverside
  • Miami
  • Milwaukee
  • Minneapolis - St. Paul
  • New York- Five Boroughs
  • New York- Northern Suburbs
  • New York- Long Island
  • New York- North Jersey
  • New York- Central Jersey
  • Orlando
  • Philadelphia
  • Phoenix
  • Pittsburgh
  • Providence
  • Sacramento
  • Sacramento- Stockton/Modesto Area
  • San Diego- North
  • San Diego- South
  • San Francisco
  • San Francisco- Greater Bay
  • Seattle
  • St Louis
  • Tampa- Hernando/Pasco Co
  • Tampa- Tampa/St. Petersburg
  • Tampa- Sarasota/Bradenton
  • Tampa- Plant City/Lakeland
  • Washington D.C.
Alert Types:
Incident:Traffic accidents, disabled or over-turned vehicles
Advisory:Road/travel conditions including construction
Event:Scheduled events, such as games, parades, concerts
Alert:Indicates 2 possible conditions:
  1. severe trouble spots, such as lane or road closures, or
  2. no trouble spots on aroute that typically has trouble spots

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Click to show sectionNotes

The auto-update period is in minute increments since traffic.com updates their data every 60 seconds.

This widget requires Konfabulator (aka Yahoo! Widget Engine) 2.1.

When zooming in/out, the background disappears for about a second and then reappears. I am currently working on fixing this issue.

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Click to show sectionThanks

  • To Traffic.com
  • To Justin and JT for their previous work on the traffic widgets
  • To Seth Elgart, Robin Siebler, Nick, and Ariel for their help in identifying the names of the metro area "zones" and with beta testing
  • To The Multimedia Library (royalty free DC image courtesy and Copyright 2005 - The Multimedia Library)
  • To FreeFoto and photographer Ian Britton for the photograph of Interstate 95

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Widget detail last updated: Monday October 01st, 2007 at 03:14:58 AM UTC
  1. Download count last updated: Thursday August 24th, 2017 at 06:35:40 AM UTC. Download counting started: Friday January 12, 2007 at 06:00:00 PM EST.