6 thoughts on “Why Nokia’s NAVTEQ Bought Hit Traffic App Trapster”

  1. The real interesting thing will be to see if Nokia removes the other platform versions of Trapster in order to integrate it into Ovi Maps.

    At first it would seem like a no-brainer to do so, but it would no doubt eliminate the vast majority of contributors to the very crowdsourced data that the company was purchased for.

    I wonder if Navteq looked at Waze before deciding to buy Trapster?

    1. I don’t think it makes sense for them to remove it from other platforms. I think the power is in the collaborative data and for that trapster has to be on numerous devices and not just Symbian, which are non existent in the US.

  2. Funny thing is that Ovi Maps already collects navigation and routing data if you opt in. Plus the latest versions also have a reporting tool built in that you can use to report incorrect map information.

    So what is so great about Trapster that Nokia isn’t already doing?

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