Highway Radar: Waze + VASCAR aircraft alerts on Android (2 Viewers)

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BlueV1

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Having run both at the same time for roughly 400 miles, I can see how a perception of one being "better" than the other is an easy assumption to make for both apps.
Some will like the 10 mile CSA visual in all directions on the screen and the configurable beeping alert distance of Highway Radar and others will prefer the 1-3 mile alert with user configurable angles and single announcements of JBV1.
(I recently dropped my CSA alerts from 2.5 and 3 miles back to 2 miles in JBV1 because I realized I was starting to ignore/forget the alert before I got to it. Too much info from too far away.)

Both apps are presumably getting the same CSA data and both need for us to continue to contribute to the data source or else the data fades away.
Both apps are also providing a great service to all of us as we avoid the driving tax collectors!
My recommendation is to choose which app you are most comfortable with; but definitely choose one of them, use them, and contribute to the data stream! (Because we are the experts at spotting and understanding LEO behaviors)
 
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Perhaps you misconfigured your filter(s) and are comparing filtered results to unfiltered results. JBV1 gets data directly from every source (no intermediate server to break down), but only lists the few closest threats from each threat category.
Maybe, it is new to me as I don't have a V1. The thing I noticed was the Vascar aircraft/alert didn't always show, I was watching the plane circle and comparing it to the alert. I changed the source to A + B instead of Auto and it helped some, I will investigate the setting more.
 

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Maybe, it is new to me as I don't have a V1. The thing I noticed was the Vascar aircraft/alert didn't always show, I was watching the plane circle and comparing it to the alert. I changed the source to A + B instead of Auto and it helped some, I will investigate the setting more.
If you think one or more filters is not working properly and you'd like to discuss and/or help me fix, please start a thread in JBV1 section and include your current filter settings.
 

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Just published v1.6 to the Play Store

The main feature of this version is a support Android's picture-in-picture mode for Android 7+. This allows to view Highway Radar alerts on top of another application (e.g. navigation). This is a very similar to how Google Maps work. To activate just press home button in the application while monitoring is active.

Another important feature is that now you can specify fadeout interval for police alerts (e.g. don't show me police alerts older that X minutes). By default this value is set for 30 minutes which matches default Waze timeout.

Also there are some UI fixes and improvements.

Note, it may take some time for the update to be delivered (sometimes up to 24h).
 

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