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Radar Detector - Android Apps on Google Play -
"The first radar detector app right on your Android device! Forget buying expensive equipment that requires installation, just open this app and go. IMPORTANT NOTE: Many police officers use laser speed detection, which can not be picked up by radar detectors. Your phone is able to detect strong radio signals, just like the ones directed at your car by police when measuring your speed. This radar detector will alert you if there is a speed radar nearby." ‎- Alex Kapranoff
Автор пишет на HN: "An Android app I made in a few hours makes $500/m from ads, and has 1M+ downloads on Google Play. It claims to be a radar detector for your phone, but that's not even possible (it's actually just completely random). The description says that it is for novelty purposes, but the reviews show people believe it works and it has a placebo effect. Most reviews say things like "I drove past a police station and it went off! 5/5". It's funny to see it up in the top 20 of the Transportation category on Play, alongside companies that are heavily VC funded." ‎- Alex Kapranoff