I’m considering this Stage 1 in regards to my traffic alert voyage. I’ll probably have it down to an art just before traffic alerts are sent to us … “smartly” … that’s where “Stage 2” will come into play.
I am happy to announce that I’ve come up with a way (if you are in PA, MD, or DC) to receive real time traffic updates via text message at no cost (unless of course your mobile provider charges you for incoming messages).
To get started:
It’s that simple. Your text message alert, after server processing, will look something like this:
“From Work Route: 4:05PM 03/26/08, FRUITVILLE PIKE at US 30, Accident.”
At present I’m looking into Yahoo! Pipe options … I would love to be able to generate alerts based on directions recently acquired. But alas, that is Stage 2. Until next time …