Google Traffic for Atlanta on your cell phone

Well now! If only my phone were supported, I could get google traffic for Atlanta! Perhaps you can, if you want to try.

Supported Devices Page is here

On your computer’s browser (not your cell phone), go here:

Click on (Get it for free) to acquire the JRE browser plugin if you don’t have it already (I’m using Firefox on Mac at the moment and it worked fine. You may have to either reload the page or restart your browser)

Then you can do the interactive demo on your computer’s browser. You have to zoom into Atlanta on the first map of the U.S. in order to see traffic data. The demo page appears to update, showing hot spots in the metro area. Cool!

Anyway, just wanted to pass this on to you. Most certainly there are airtime charges from your carrier but, I don’t know if there are any extra charges. Proceed at your own risk. But, it’s pretty cool. At least it would be if my cellphone supported the JAVA applet. News Article is here | Cellphone Browser URL is here

4 Comments so far

  1. jonathan peterson (unregistered) on July 27th, 2006 @ 9:48 pm

    You can do the same with any phone that can accept SMS messages. You’ll have to set up a yahoo mobile account for your phone:

    and then grab the rss feed for the atlanta metro area from
    (with registration you can customize the alerts to the roads you use on your commute).

    Then add the rss feed to your mobile by clicking create alerts and selecting feed/blog and giving it the RSS feed that you set up at

  2. Steve Beville (unregistered) on July 27th, 2006 @ 11:15 pm

    Very cool! Thanks Jonathan.

  3. David (unregistered) on July 28th, 2006 @ 10:37 am

    You can also use PDA version of the site on your cell phone via

  4. Tim (unregistered) on July 31st, 2006 @ 2:02 pm

    Firefox on a Mac? Blasphemy! ;-)

    Give Camino a try, same engine, but optimized for the Mac.

    – Good UI
    – More stable
    – Faster

    – No extensions

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