I am looking for Android or iOS application that can give me an alert whenever I am close to a speed camera in France when driving. My only requirement is that the application misses as few speed cameras as possible. It's OK if the application focuses on static speed cameras only or mobile speed cameras only: I am fine using multiple applications concurrently.
Waze is a crowd sourced GPS application for Android. Users provide info on traffic, construction, speed traps, cameras and objects on the road. When you are nearing an item Waze informs you and you can confirm its existence or enter new warnings for others.
The official version of iCoyote doesn't specify the precise location of speed cameras: it only shows 4-km long enforcement zones, where speed cameras are located. However, from what I have been told, the radar is conveniently always at 2/3 of the zone (with a discrete but noticeable signal). The version I had was displaying the exact locations of speed radars so I can't confirm regarding the 2/3 rule. iCoyote can be configured to run in the background and only show up whenever there is a speed radar ahead.
As Relaxed indicated, Waze also doesn't specify the precise location of speed cameras: it only shows enforcement zones, where speed cameras are located. Also, while iCoyote didn't miss any speed radars when I was in France, I believe Waze missed a few ones. However, Waze is a good complement to iCoyote to receive warnings about the presence of police cars, so in the end I chose to have Waze in the foreground and iCoyote in the background.
Even though iCoyote didn't miss any speed radars, I like to keep an eye open, so I made a list of speed camera type that are present in France:
(Some of these photos are protected by the GFDL licence and the CC-BY-SA licence. Céréales killer is one of the photographer.)
Lastly, some autonomous radars are now being deployed. Unsure yet how accurate iCoyote or Waze will be for these ones, and how often they'll be moved around.
Waze in France only indicates enforcement zone (left screenshot). In more developed countries where information can legally be shared, Waze indicates the exact location of speed radars (right screenshot).