Ever wanted to see how fast you were traveling while looking at Google Maps directions? With Daniel Ciao’s new app, Velociraptor, you can do just that. The app creates a floating speedometer when you use apps such as Google Maps, or other navigational utilities. It pulls data from HERE Maps to provide you with speed limits on the road, and then geolocation for tracking your speed.
The app allows you to change between U.S. or traditional speed signs. In the U.S., signs have the words “SPEED LIMIT” over the number, while traditional signs just have the number in a circle. You can also create speed warnings if you are going 5, 10, 15, or 20% above the speed limit. And of course, you can select MPH or KPH to. Finally, you can control whether or not to show your current speed; you can just have the road speed limit visible if you would like.
While there are a couple other apps on the Play Store that do this, Velociraptor is the only one that is completely free with no ads, features Material Design, and is open source. This means anyone can make contributions to it to make it better over time.
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