WINNIPEG — Just driven over a pothole big enough to swallow small animals? There’s an app for that.
A Winnipeg company has developed a smartphone application that allows drivers to report and track potholes using their global positioning system.
Telenium Inc. says iPothole is the first software of its kind that lets drivers report street craters, or call up a map to see where the next roadway abyss is waiting to jostle a vehicle’s suspension.
Chris Friesen, a company spokesman, says the idea for iPothole came from the number of holes that show up at this time of year and transmissions that need to be saved.
The free download works across Canada, but is currently available only for iPhones.
Information on the system is available at http://www.ipothole.com/. (CTV Winnipeg)