Aha App Provides Data for Users on the Go

Posted by at 12:50 pm on October 1, 2009

Aha Mobile has announced that its free Aha App on the App Store now provides national traffic coverage. With the Aha App, drivers simply tap their iPhone, speak for up to 15 seconds and, without taking their eyes off the road, safely broadcast voice tweets, known as Aha Shouts, to drivers nearby. New features launching today also let drivers post Aha Shouts automatically to Twitter and Facebook for others to hear.

The Aha App allows drivers to Shout about all types of things -“ from reporting on traffic bottlenecks and speed traps to venting about a crazy driver in the next lane. Or, if drivers just want to listen in and benefit from the information others are sharing, they can do that too. With Aha’s new Facebook and Twitter integration, drivers can customize which types of Shouts go to each of their social networks. For example, a driver can choose to send only their Traffic Shouts to Twitter, but opt to post their “road rag”or Caraoke Shouts to Facebook. Posts are automatically created and populated with the type of Shout, the user’s current location and speed (for Traffic Shouts), any text added by the user during set-up, and most importantly a link to play the Shout.

“Whether it’s mission critical information like a traffic jam report from the driver a mile ahead of you or simply the laugh you get listening to someone describe their frustration with another car that just cut them off, drivers like the ability to connect to one another on the road,” said Robert Acker, CEO of Aha Mobile. “Through Aha’s voice-based system, drivers can now extend the reach of their Shouts by safely and automatically sharing them with their existing social networks.”

The Aha App now provides national coverage in the U.S., with specific emphasis on the top traffic markets including: Los Angeles, San Francisco, Washington DC, New York, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Detroit, Houston, Atlanta, Miami, and Seattle. The company will continue to add additional roads to its traffic network throughout the fall.

“Consumer interest in the connected car has grown steadily over the last three years,” says Thilo Koslowski, vice president and automotive practice leader at Gartner. “Successful applications will enhance the driving experience by combining an optimized user interface with web-based data such as real-time traffic, personalized search and location information.”

Key Features

  • A unique 65MPH interface that provides key information that can be reviewed at-a-glance with large, consistent touch areas, much like car radio preset buttons.
  • Personalized traffic reports created from both fellow drivers and the best industry sources (INRIX and Clear Channel). Contribute to the Aha community with Shouts or just listen in and benefit from others.
  • Quickly see traffic flow and travel times.
  • Hungry? Need coffee? Need a bathroom? Automatically and continuously search top sources including Yelp! and SitOrSquat for results based on your preset preferences.
  • Worried about red light or speed cameras? Get an alert when you are approaching one with info from Photoenforced.com.
  • Satisfy your inner idol in the national Caraoke room.
  • Safely vent about the crazy drivers around you in the Bad Driver Shout Room.

The Aha App is available for free from the App Store on iPhone or at http://www.itunes.com/appstore/. For more information about Aha please visit http://www.ahamobile.com.

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