Download Irish Safety Camera Locations apk 1.2.1 free for Android smartphone

11 Jan
Irish Safety Camera Locations

Posted by Alan Cowap in Lifestyle | Jan. 11, 2014 | 42 Comments

Apk file size: 303.0 KB

This app gives you advance warning when you approach one of the 500+ Garda Safety Camera locations (speed vans) dotted throughout Ireland.
The main features are:
1) Warns you when approaching a Garda safety camera location.
2) No data connection is required so there is no cost using this app.
3) Uses bare minimum of system resources and runs quietly in the background.
4) A speed camera icon in the status bar lets you know the app is running.
5) Warnings use sound, light and vibration to make sure you're informed and drive accordingly :)
6) This app warns of 500+ Garda safety van locations only (it doesn't include GATSOs, or Gardai at the side of the road d:) ).
7) It's totally free and contains no ads.

Major update under development, get updates:
https://www.facebook.com/irishsafetycameras
https://twitter.com/IrishSafetyCams
https://plus.google.com/+AlancowapIrishSafetyCameras
Many updates are suggestions from you the users (feel free to email me). Thank you for your generous feedback which is appreciated, listened to, and acted on :)
In the next release I plan to give you options to set how you want the app to act - more power to you!

Note that, no GPS signal = no location = no warning! So, when using this app please ensure the phone has visibility of the GPS satellites. Best location is screen mounted or atop your dashboard - & make sure it's securely fixed - you don't want your nice phone flying through the air when you hit the anchors, or do that J-turn like you saw in the movies :)

A big bonus is this app DOES NOT require internet access. So it won't cost you money, and it won't use up any of your data allowance. Once installed it simply uses your GPS location and an efficient database of safety camera locations to keep you protected.

This app is ultra-lightweight and uses the bare minimum of your phones resources (storage, memory, CPU, battery). Even when your phone screen has timed-out and is in sleep mode, this app continues to function. It sits quietly in the background, periodically checking your location, and warns you only when and where necessary. (Note that turning the screen on during an alert (introduced in version 1.2) will use a bit more battery)

Each warning consists of four parts:
1) A siren will sound on the phone
2) The phone will vibrate
3) The phones LED will flash (green, if your phone supports it)
4) A red speed camera icon will appear in the notification area

When you exit a zone there are 3 indications:
1) An "angelic harp sound" (thanks Steve!) plays
2) The red speed camera is removed from the Notification Area
3) The screen turns off (if it was off)

The app is designed to run in the background without you needing to interact with it. However, there is also a simple screen with 5 buttons which allow you to Start and Stop the app, view the speed camera locations (requires web browser and internet connection), 'Test Safety Camera Alert' and test the database is ok. This screen can be accessed by touching the app icon (safety camera icon) on your phone, or by selecting it from the notification area (if the app is already running).

The test button allows you to simulate entering a safety camera zone. Pressing the button creates a mock-warning, so you will know what to expect when it happens for real on the road!
From version 1.2, following user requests, the app will wake the screen up to show the warning notification, while also sounding and vibrating. As mentioned earlier, these will all be optional for version 1.3.
The 'Check Database' button will check the database is OK, it should be 100%, but if it's not you should uninstall and reinstall the app.

I am continuing to develop this app so if you have feature requests please let me know via email, and please leave feedback and a rating. I hope you like the app and it serves you well.

However you choose to go, GoSafe!
Al :)
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Whats new

    Watch this space for an exciting update :)
    Bugfix: When unable to play sound media file it will give a visual indication that it's unable to play the file (instead of crashing the app (or your vehicle, lol!)).
    The above error was reported this evening, thanks to the user for the report, reports are anonymous and help me improve the app :)

Alan Cowap part of our Lifestyle and have average installs from 100000 to 500000. Last Update Jan. 11, 2014. Google play rating is 78.189. Current verison is 1.2.1. Actual size 303.0 KB.

Download irish-safety-camera-locations.apk 303.0 KB

42 Comments

Asta Keil

Asta sound does not work when my phone is connected to blue tooth. Also did not pick up many of the area's where I would expect it to i.e. sections of road where speed vans often park as I pass the sign with the camera I would have expect the alarm to sound but it did not Is it suppose?. But thanks for trying to make something that might be of use.

Mahmoud Draj

Great App This is fantsatic job and absolutely great for unfamiliar roads. One suggestion for the dev. When the alert comes on for the zone area, it will be ideal to have a reminder of the speed limit in the zone you in. Like a pop up screen picture ;-)

David O'Neill

Fantastic! To everyone who keeps saying that this app is useless, you're so wrong. First of all, the signs that alert you of cameras ahead are small and you may not always notice them. Second, there are no signs to alert you when you're leaving a speed camera zone. This app does. You can't give an app a shit rating just because you personally don't see it being useful. If you don't have a use for it, don't download it; simple! You only down-rate apps that don't work as intended or described, or are malicious. The developer has created a FREE app using his precious time and the lack of gratitude some of you have is pathetic. I think you should use the Google Maps API, it would definitely make it better. Also, if you could make it possible to select different tones (maybe also from the Android media library) and possibly give the ability to mute the tones...in general, just more options on how the alerts and notifications act and an option to disable the ongoing beep when in a speed camera zone as it would annoy some people. I took away one star for all those reasons. This is the only up-to-date app dedicated to our unique speed camera implementation. Kudos to the developer, keep it up!

A Google User

Stopped working properly I had used this for a few weeks and was happy with the apps performance but now it will not start the service as requested. It often takes reboot of device to start. GPS etc. Working but app won't start! Infuriating! Database might need to be updated too as I entered zones that the app did not warn about even though it said my copy of the database is up to date. Excellent when working but pity it's buggy to start. Keep up the good work &thanks for free app!

Philip Daly

Good, One major flaw Great idea but the warning noise is ridiculously annoying!

A Google User

Works well, bit of a battery hog. 5 stars if map did not automatically center on current location every sec , (cant look ahead)

A Google User

Brilliant apk If it had the locations of the cop's slip ways on the motorways it'd be even better

A Google User

Very good app But should have the camera locations implemented into google map app

A Google User

Jay Whilst I don't mean any malice to the developer, @ the camera van's GET A REAL JOB YOU LOW LIFE F**K'S!!!!!! :-)

Anthony Ryle

Does exactly what it says on the tin Very good app would be lost without it

Tommy Mccann

This is a great app but there needs to be a few adjustments done the noise for a start so annoying there should settings to select your own noise and to select your own location if possible work on this please and even when the warning camera let's ya no its in the area it doesn't what so ever it should let ya no on the map what road it on like the ri98 drumlish area things like that there needs to be some changes made to this app

Mr Ba

How far can detect speed camera.will try i like to see how it works.hope is useful app.

A Google User

Love it I would pay for this app or donation if there was an option

Joe Scullion

Great app Great app for when ur traveling around unfamiliar parts of the country. Any sign of the update coming soon?

A Google User

need a map =] it will be good if showd on google map then driving=]]

Chris McShortall

Brilliant Great app but when it is running in background it let's out a little beep every few seconds. And this isn't the alert tone its a different beep altogether. Very annoying, please fix.

Brian McGarvey

Very useful Very nice app. Might be useful to be able to sleep/wake upon detecting car Bluetooth.

A Google User

Very good, Thank You. Could be even better As you're talking to the GPS anyway, put a big current speed on screen, maybe change the background colour while in a revenue generating zone. Make a mirror image option to allow a Head Up Display reflected in the windscreen. Selectable warning tones would be nice too. Thanks again for a very handy app!

A Google User

Kb Works great! Does the job...

A Google User

just let's you know what you already know,from the camera signs.

Pooja Poran

Not detect I have installed it but not detect any speed camera

A Google User

Ross Prob a lifesaver...a must have :-)

Anu B

:( Waiting for an update for ages.

A Google User

It's Dnt work west of time

A Google User

Grand sher Couldn't care less for now but will be handy when I have a car.. :)

Derek Moore

Well done A useful and handy app

Arounas Pap

Good! It works good that's for sure. the question is why you need it when there are safety camera signs everywhere! Anyway it's a good piece of software

A Google User

Brilliant app

Frantiska Trencsenyiova

Guys its free?

A Google User

I fgot the app was running and frightened the shit outa me wen de siron went off. Savage app tho

A Google User

When it is able to find the Sat it works fantastic. Great app to keep you alert. Well done :)

A Google User

Very good app! Heard of this on octane.ie. Developer is very good at listening to feedback!

A Google User

Very useful app, dev listens to his users

A Google User

Useless The signs on the road , you know with camera picture on them are a good indicator of where cameras are likely to be.

Thomas Regan

Good, pity no warning for mobile traps Was going to uninstall but then started Waze and voila got warnings. I find it misses some on the Garda website page which is why I've deducted 2 stars, that and no mobile trap warning as on irishspeedtraps

Anu B

Any update about new paid app?

John Blessing

Great but... I passed a few camera's and it never made a sound. The database needs to be updated. Keep up the great work if it improves I would pay for this app.

A Google User

Stopped working properly I had used this for a few weeks and was happy with the apps performance but now it will not start the service as requested. It often takes reboot of device to start. GPS etc. Working but app won't start! Infuriating! Database might need to be updated too as I entered zones that the app did not warn about even though it said my copy of the database is up to date. Excellent when working but pity it's buggy to start. Keep up the good work &thanks for free app!

Daithi O'Sioradain

Very good, Thank You. Could be even better As you're talking to the GPS anyway, put a big current speed on screen, maybe change the background colour while in a revenue generating zone. Make a mirror image option to allow a Head Up Display reflected in the windscreen. Selectable warning tones would be nice too. Thanks again for a very handy app!

Andreas Hartmann

Crashes when testing Hitting the test safety camera alert crashes the app...

John Begley

Love this app,pity it won't work when connected to Bluetooth in the car,which is when people will need it most,sound does work when Bluetooth is off....Ok,with regards the issue with Bluetooth,go into your Bluetooth settings on your phone, and switch OFF,media audio,and it should sort this issue out....Also no alert in a couple of speed trap zones here in limerick,but still a good app to have on your phone.If you could also integrate a speedometer into the app,have my speed showing and the zone limit next to that,then maybe give a beep warning when you go over the limit in that particular zone.

James McGuinness

Rubbish Reported camera van when there were none and did not sound when there was a camera van. I would do a better job myself.

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