Do you have more time behind a windshield in Wyoming than a computer monitor? When you pull into any rest stop in the state, can you instantly translate that to driving time-to-your-home? When you hear terms like Togwotee Pass, Elk Mountain and South Pass, your grip tightens on an imagined steering wheel as you recall the weather conditions the last time you drove those routes? If you answered 'yes' to those questions, this app may be for you: WyoRoad Free and available on both Android
this useful app takes road condition information from WYDOT and brings that
to a more convenient mobile format. You know, the format you're likely to
use when you're in a vehicle or at a rest stop evaluating your drive.
Bootstrapped reached out to the app's developer Lee Pepper
to learn more about why
he would invest his own personal time and energy into this project with no
expectation for monetization:
*Bootstrapped:* Why did you create this app?
*Pepper:* The app was created to help keep drivers on the road safer
without having to fumble on a website while they were driving. A one-button
tap to see all the conditions around you with easy access and visibility of
other routes. The app also has some beta features that read the current
condition to you as you drive so that you do not have to physically look
down at your phone (feature currently available on the Android version
only). Safety is the main goal.
*Bootstrapped:* What's the future for this app?
*Pepper:* I'll continue to build out the app to keep it useful. Future
features that I have floating around in my head are to provide more
heads-up information (audio) as well as leverage information from the roads
in summer, such as construction and other events that may impact drivers in
Wyoming to take an alternate route.
*Bootstrapped:* Geeking-out with you now, but what language did you choose
to use in your development efforts for this app?
*Pepper:* The application uses one code base for both the iOS and Android
platforms. HTML/CSS/JS deployed by the Cordova framework. See:
Got that? :) The good news is that you don't have to to benefit from the
(Photo: Developer Lee Pepper, with daughter Torrey)
(Full Disclosure: Lee Pepper was previously employed at PitchEngine as
Director of Software Development)