We are going for the traffic prize and have created an application that provides you with dirrections which route around closed roads and inform your of roadworks and other protential issues with your route.
Living in a city that slowly recovering after major earthquake it is important to have ability to build your directions routes and see information about closed roads. For emergency responding services like firefighters or ambulance it is critically important to be aware of the closed routes when they on the way.
We are using the Google directions API merged along it with the Christchurch traffic api data and displaing possible routes in an android application.
Potential enhancements for this application could be ability to build routes for:
* cyclist - with information about closed roads/cycleways
* pedestrians - with information about closed walkways.
* accident hotspots
Watch our work in progress here!.