After looking a Waze (which has speed camera alerts) I still wanted to carry on using Google Maps, but wanted to get speed/safety camera alerts. I’d also been looking at TomTom Go for Android, which looks like a good app for road warriors, but also does 50 miles for free each month & has offline maps.. handy for getting out of a tight spot when there’s no data signal!
There’s actually another app from TomTom specifically for Speed Camera alerts.. it has an overlay mode that puts a floating widget over the top of *anything* .. so that might just be your homescreen, but can also be Google Maps.. neat!
Here’s a video showing how it works (please help me out by subscribing to my channel so that I can get to 1,000 subs this year!)
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Interesting, but can you please name this camera-alert overlay app and perhaps provide the link to the Play Store page?
Doh, good point.. I’ve updated the post to include a direct link to the Play store.
Hi, thanks for this – I downloaded and installed but can’t find any ‘overlay mode’ to use with my google maps/drive. Can you share how this is achieved?
Sure Andrew.. I’ve updated the post with a screenshot of where that overlay mode is.
I’ve now updated the post with a video showing how to do this .. hope this helps everyone! :)
Hi-Five Matt, excellent find and exactly what I wanted aside from complete google maps integration. Thanks a bunch for posting this, will prove extremely useful with the rollout of smart motorways across the UK
how come when i go to download s app it says “incompatible with this device”, I’m using a samsung galaxy s7 edge.
Not sure I’m afraid.. it’s a question for the makers of the app, TomTom.
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i want to introduce you an application that will notify you about speed cameras.
There is also a city chat integrated so you can get instant notifications from other users about the presence of traffic ambulances. Displays information only about the city you have chosen.