2 years later, same app, same issues 3/5
The only new thing I’ll mention is that the new hurricane section is kinda helpful except the Evacuation Route maps are soooo small that they are barely legible. Come on guys & gals... it’s 2017. Who still writes apps that look like Windows 95?! Oh, and corridor reports are no longer a “new” feature so time to update the icon (speaks to the slop and lack of basic attention to detail and usability).
Everything else I mentioned 2 years ago still applies...
Basic Problems Still Unresolved ... and because they don't have a feedback feature, here's the problems that still haven't been addressed after all these updates:
- maps load too slow because they use a lowest-level detail rendering (no matter how zoomed out) which takes a long time to load. Interactive map will freeze if you move around too much.
- The corridor maps no longer center on the corridor
- The traffic cam pics are too small if there is more than one feed under a camera icon
- The individual left menu features (message signs, cameras, etc) have too many levels deep to get to the desired location of interest. The interactive map is the only useful way to use this app.
+ The new corridor maps are awesome! It allows you to focus only on the portion of freeway that you are interested in.
I would recommend the developers actually use this app on an iPad at home broadband speeds before releasing a new version. It appears they only test it in an office with Gigabit ethernet.
Thumbs down 1/5
Not user friendly. Just want to know about potential road closures after Irma. Deleting this useless app.
Real time 5/5
By Kevin MD
Love the real time traffic cam can check the traffic before hitting the roads and avoid accidents roadways
COOL TOOL! 5/5
With all the alternate routes needed to consider while navigating in Atlanta, this is the perfect tool to get a heads up on traffic conditions. Information is in real-time with GDOT cameras, and the maps are interactive, layered and current.
Great job! - Thank you!
Good app...USEFUL! 4/5
By MustangMan S-Code
If you live near Atlanta, get this app.
A few downsides (still get it)
--storage hog. It says 2.9 MB. Really over 200 MB of data somewhere!
--slow to load sometimes. Seems like my highways don't load. Not sure why.
By Daddy "T"
Cannot get any videotape from cameras. Not liking this app at all! I have iOS 9.1 so it should work.
Maps are great, if you're blind. 1/5
By Patrick McCauley
Trying to zoom in on a map, to find out where a problem is or where traffic is backed up is useless. Every time you try and zoom in, the map shrinks back down to very fine detail to such a point that you can't see anything. You're better off to just stick your head out the window and look around, you can see better that way then you can what the map has to show.
Hilarious garbage mess 1/5
Useless just like GDOT! 1/5
Just like everything else that the Georgia DOT does, this app is still completely useless. The interactive map still doesn't work at all. I get a blue screen instead of the map. Brought to you by the same people who build toll lanes that hardly anyone uses, and multi-million dollar intersections that create even more congestion than before!
Doesnt even open 1/5
This app doesn't even function at all. Every time I open it it freezes and closes.
Doesn't make sense 1/5
This app is useless and deserves no star. What's the point of adding streaming video in the latest update if the app won't stay on for 3 seconds without crashing. Make the app workable! Whatever company took care of this app 6 months ago, please buy it back.
StateFarm Virus 1/5
Ever since version 1.6 where the "State Farm" logo was added, the app has been useless. It crashes on startup every time. Been waiting since then for an update that might fix it, but even the lastest one 1.7 that released yesterday has the same exact problem. Run the app, it goes to the menu sceen showing all the maps, cameras, etc... sits there for about 2 seconds and then terminates.
Was a great app, used to use it all the time. Completely useless since version 1.6. No amount of restarting the phone or reinstalling the app seems to solve the problem. Is there an QA (quality assurance) on this app?
The 511 app keeps crashing after splash screen on my iPhone 6 plus. Taken off phone and re-downloaded it. Still crashes.
Don't waste your time 1/5
Worthless. I can't decide which is worse... This app or the GDOT.
Crappy app 1/5
Used to work fine. After State Farm, it no longer loads cameras and other functions. Plan on deleting app. Not even worth one star right now but can't put zero.
By M Garrison Family
Seriously folks what is the problem? This used to be a very helpful app and now I can't even get it to stay open. State Farm I don't know what you did but fix it!😡
It crashes as soon as you open it 1/5
Don't bother. App crashes EVERY SINGLE TIME you open it after 2 seconds. Completely useless. I'm deleting...
This App Does Not Work 1/5
Crashes everytime. What is the point of having it?
Doesn't work 1/5
Simply crashes on startup on my new iPhone 6 Plus. Worked, and still works, on my old 4S.
Seriously useless, real drag
State Farm Dud 1/5
By PC Ron
The version before State Farm sponsorship was useful. As soon as the State Farm tag was added the app ceased to function. It turns off within a couple of seconds. It is worse than useless. Guess who I am not going to buy insurance from.
...and this has nothing to do with Obamacare which was slow out of the gate but is now working quite well. This app used to work before the sponsor was added but now is totally broken.
App crashes after the State Farm logo "update" 1/5
After the update which added the State Farm logo, the app will not run and crashes every time. Please fix the app, as it is useless now. Really needs a zero star rating, as of now the app won't work at all. It was useful, before the "update" broke it completely.
Doesn't work on iphone 1/5
It worked well on my droid but it opens and closes immediately on my iPhone. I've got to find another app to get around Atlanta during rush hour.
Won't stay open 1/5
I would love to give it a five if it worked like the 511 Florida. Every time I open this one it closed after a second. Please advice
Another GDOT failure 1/5
All I want is to see travel times from A to B. There is a section for that but it doesn't work. A blue screen of death sort of. Your tax dollars at work.
Why is this thing STILL crashing? 1/5
It's been well over a month since it has started crashing. It's well past time to have this app fixed. I'm tired of getting stuck in traffic when I have this app which should benefit me.
More Crashes than on I-285 1/5
By Southern Dad
This app crashes continually. Was this made by the Sane people that made Obamacare?
Doesn't work 1/5
Not current or real-time at all
Crashes soon as I open it
WARNING! It doesn't work 1/5
I've been using this app for some time with no problem.
Since they incorporated and pushed the big State Farm ads, the app crashes few seconds after you open it.
By Alex Birnbaum
Updated app crashes every time it opens.
Wanna see a crash? 2/5
By Faquad 69
Just tap one of the cameras on the map and magically witness this crApp crash before your very eyes.
iOS 8 UPDATE Needed as interactive map - not 2/5
Since updating iOS 8 the interactive map no longer works. Other parts of app okay. Please update, large city like Atlanta requires programs like this - Thanks
Accident reporting? 1/5
It's hard to find a good traffic app these days…but sadly this is not one of the good ones. Accidents are almost never reported and the traffic conditions are inaccurate. Don't waste your time downloading.
Missing Some Message Signs 3/5
The app doesn't show all of the message signs for the main interstates. Specifically, SB 75 after Wade Green and NB 75 at Cumberland. I use the app to determine routes and cannot do that if the message signs are sometimes available and not available the rest of the time.
Getting better, but.... 2/5
How about a tab for favorites that allows for the most used cameras, message boards to be saved in a quick access section? Another idea would be the option of notifications that we could set up pertaining to the routes we use the most. Keep the improvements coming!
Slow and flawed 2/5
It is slow to load and refresh while scrolling. Also, zooming in and out on a set section of interstate can change the color from green to red and back to green.
GA400 Mansell road ramp camera crashes app, but others are fine. IOS 6.1.3 on Ipad.
Very Frustrating 1/5
By Academic Socialite
This app is extremely frustrating to use. Tried to get it working in iOS7, but am having extreme difficulties. Crashes often, screens won't work. You might as well check traffic conditions while looking out of your car window as you drive around on the highway. You'll get better information.
This app is just miserable to use. I have a sinking feeling that my tax dollars were spent on this. It may have even been coded by Nathan Deal himself. If you use this, prepare to be frustrated.
No incidents reported 2/5
By Work travel guy
GDOT has never been my favorite. This definitely reminded me of that. I was caught in a hour long back up due to lane closures on i75 sb that lasted for months and didn't show on the app at all.
Very usefull! 5/5
Love this app!
I use it for the map 5/5
It's always up-to-date and show the traffic flow around town.
GDOT 511 - More like Atlanta 1/5
By Dkb in GA
This WAS a good App! Now there's no information (incidents) for the rest of the state!
Unless you're close to Atlanta, don't waste the down-load time.
Login Not Required 4/5
Another reviewer said that login is required, as the app starts out with a login screen which is annoying. However, I simply clicked the Cancel button and it said, "Login Cancelled - Push notifications cannot be enabled without user login, do you want to continue?" If you continue the app works fine without logging-in and gives you access to the Maps, Cameras, Incidents, etc. Very handy app, but it should simply have a Login or Skip button at the beginning.
Time saving app 5/5
I'm not sure what the griping is about. I can't ask more from this free app, gives me real time road traffic conditions & near real time traffic cam shots. Planning to travel around metro ATL, this app will save you some hassles
what a hunk of junk
Login, seriously? 1/5
The site does not require login. Why does the app?
Doesn't work 1/5
By Sick of drivin in ATL
Requires a user name & password that doesn't work. Can't set up from app. Need to use a pc & overall site is slow. Junk!
Helpful app! 5/5
Such a handy app when planning my commutes. Very well designed... This will be a frequently used app! Thanks, gdot!