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Waze Plugins, rules?, official policy etc.

Postby Dennis_Halmstad » Fri Nov 23, 2012 8:24 pm

Hi.
Im currently developing a chrome plugin. (it will be released official shortly, today its in a public beta stage in the Swedish community).
I feel that its strange that there are no official policy and rules, and my feeling when communicating with waze officials is that there is no official rules as long as u don't use non allowed third party information...

But with the post from waze at 2012-11-15, http://www.waze.com/blog/community-buil ... p-editing/
i felt that waze encouraged this kind of contributions.

What i would like to see is,
a clear official policy with rules. (what is allowed, what isent, how to deploy...)
a basic set of functions (a plugin should control the WME version and only load if its a tested version)
a forum part where plugins can be found. (so all can find them easy, and developers can share and help each other, and maybe get some answers from Waze dev)

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Re: Waze Plugins, rules?, official policy etc.

Postby dmcconachie » Fri Nov 23, 2012 8:31 pm

At the risk of being called elitist, again, I'd also like to see new plugins put in front of waze champs before being released to the wider community. Once they're released it's very difficult to put them back in the box!
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Re: Waze Plugins, rules?, official policy etc.

Postby Dennis_Halmstad » Fri Nov 23, 2012 8:48 pm

exactly.

The one i am developing is being released via chrome webstore, mainly so i have some kind of control over versions and if some function don't work or becomes disallowed i can remove it and it will be updated to all users.
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Re: Waze Plugins, rules?, official policy etc.

Postby Timbones » Fri Nov 23, 2012 8:52 pm

There are no rules as such, but Waze does seem to like seeing the community contributions (well, most of them).
The very first addon script was demonstrated by Waze themselves at the Paris meet one year ago. :)

There are a few plugin developers now, but no designated place for discussion or collection of resources yet. It's been suggested, though there's possibly a feeling that it should maybe be kept a closed community.

Out of interest, what does your script do?

Edit: I found your script, which looks like an aid for looking up addresses and entering them into the editor. We have a similar script for the UK.
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Re: Waze Plugins, rules?, official policy etc.

Postby Dennis_Halmstad » Fri Nov 23, 2012 9:34 pm

Timbones wrote:
Out of interest, what does your script do?

Edit: I found your script, which looks like an aid for looking up addresses and entering them into the editor. We have a similar script for the UK.


It started out like so, a easy way to name city's to prevent smudged city's. But now it's a secondary function. It creates a context menu, With macros. Making it much easier to edit many segments, quicker. (and every macro will have a key shortcut.) more info to come when it's ready for a bigger user base, but pm me if u want to beta test it.
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Re: Waze Plugins, rules?, official policy etc.

Postby Dennis_Halmstad » Sun Nov 25, 2012 4:03 pm

Is there any interest of having a google group for plugin dev?
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Re: Waze Plugins, rules?, official policy etc.

Postby pvaladares » Sun Nov 25, 2012 6:25 pm

Dennis_Halmstad wrote:Is there any interest of having a google group for plugin dev?

I think it would be nice to have one.

Also it would be nice to have "Plugin" subforum under map editing :)
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Re: Waze Plugins, rules?, official policy etc.

Postby dmcconachie » Sun Nov 25, 2012 7:26 pm

Dennis_Halmstad wrote:Is there any interest of having a google group for plugin dev?

Why a Google Group rather than just a sub-forum on here?
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Re: Waze Plugins, rules?, official policy etc.

Postby Dennis_Halmstad » Sun Nov 25, 2012 8:16 pm

dmcconachie wrote:
Dennis_Halmstad wrote:Is there any interest of having a google group for plugin dev?

Why a Google Group rather than just a sub-forum on here?

Id prefer a sub-forum any day, but however i can create a google group in a couple of minutes.

Getting a sub-forum in place is (i guess) a bit of a bigger challenge (not technically).
I believe there are lots of different questions that needs to be addressed before a sub-forum are added, starting with open or closed... (and i don't know how to ask for one. ;) )
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Re: Waze Plugins, rules?, official policy etc.

Postby dmcconachie » Sun Nov 25, 2012 9:20 pm

I've requested a new sub-forum. Best keep everything on Waze. Plus I hate Google Groups! ;-)
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