Until this month, I had an Android app which displayed road traffic problems on a given route.
It was a fairly simple app, but kinda useful and managed to find 33,000 or so users.
But it’s stopped working. It was using a bunch of travel news feeds from BBC Backstage.
Those feeds now all return:
…we will be discontinuing access to all traffic and travel feeds released via the backstage.bbc.co.uk project, this will include both tpegML and RSS formats…
In the short-term, I can’t find a straightforward replacement (a free and open source of feeds for local traffic and travel news) and so I’ve unpublished the app from Android Market. Sorry.
(I have tinkered with writing my own feeds from NTCC data, which is something I’ve played with before. This is technically do-able – I’ve already written a basic PoC to demonstrate, but there are issues – such as I’d need to pay for the hosting of it, and the data only covers motorways and trunk routes unlike what the BBC had. So not sure whether this is a realistic option.)