Friends without FaceBook

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Re: Friends without FaceBook

Postby woodchuck3 » Thu Dec 13, 2012 1:09 am

Had I known this was a Facebook required app I would have never downloaded and installed it. It's too bad because this is a great idea with a lot of potential. I have friends that do not have FB and that makes this app useless for all the "friend" features. I will be uninstalling this app and going back to google latitude. Such a shame, good idea, poor execution.
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Re: Friends without FaceBook

Postby travtufts » Fri Dec 07, 2012 5:30 pm

OldGnome wrote:
travtufts wrote:True, Facebook allows you to group people into various lists and apply custom privacy settings to those lists. But I don't believe Waze allows you the same benefit when in the app. That is, I can control when Waze posts on Facebook and to whom, but I can't control other "friends" that are Wazers seeing me while in the app. I'd be very happy if this wasn't the case, but as far as I can tell, it is.

Facebook allows you to restrict posts from an application to a custom group. Or at least, it seems/claims to. I have not tested it.


Yes, that is absolutely right, but that's within the Facebook ecosystem. What Waze does not do is allow you to select individual Facebook "friends" to see where you are on Waze. As it stands now, if you are "friends" with someone on Facebook who is also a Wazer, then they can see where you are when you open the app on your phone. We need an option to choose who sees that information in Waze, just like we can choose who can see what Waze posts on Facebook.

I understand Waze probably isn't eager to create their own mini social network, but it shouldn't be hard to use a Wazer's nickname to add them as a friend, vs the Facebook method.
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Re: Friends without FaceBook

Postby travtufts » Fri Dec 07, 2012 2:03 pm

OldGnome wrote:
travtufts wrote:Another vote for friends without using facebook. Or at the very least, the ability to use Facebook with "custom" groups of friends. I don't need every whatshisname knowing where I'm driving -- just a few select family members and friends at most.

There is a pretty granular level of control you can establish with Facebook - that is, who can see what. You can create custom lists there.

On the other hand, if you have 10,000 "friends" on Facebook....


True, Facebook allows you to group people into various lists and apply custom privacy settings to those lists. But I don't believe Waze allows you the same benefit when in the app. That is, I can control when Waze posts on Facebook and to whom, but I can't control other "friends" that are Wazers seeing me while in the app. I'd be very happy if this wasn't the case, but as far as I can tell, it is.
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Re: Friends without FaceBook

Postby travtufts » Thu Dec 06, 2012 6:07 pm

Another vote for friends without using facebook. Or at the very least, the ability to use Facebook with "custom" groups of friends. I don't need every whatshisname knowing where I'm driving -- just a few select family members and friends at most.
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Re: Friends without FaceBook

Postby ThenISaidWTF » Wed Nov 21, 2012 7:21 pm

dmcconachie wrote:Other friending options are planned for future upgrades.

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When can we expect the other friending options?

I would like to have a friend near me open up WAZE and then see them on my GPS then add them as a friend, thereby bypassing facebook.

Or perhaps just having a place where I can put in their username, sending them a notification and then having them accept my WAZE friend request.
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Re: Friends without FaceBook

Postby subaru101 » Thu Apr 26, 2012 11:05 am

facebook is f**** :twisted:
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Re: Friends without FaceBook

Postby storm0313 » Fri Apr 27, 2012 8:26 pm

I noticed this too. I wish you could add friends w/o them having to have a FB account!
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Friends without FaceBook

Postby seriousarsonist » Thu Feb 28, 2013 8:50 pm

hanesian wrote:Another anti-Facebook vote.

I know we can use Waze without Facebook, just as we can also use other competing mapping solutions. I guess Waze has decided they would rather lose users to competitors than change this policy. So be it. Sad but not surprising consequence of what, IMHO, is an ill-advised, short sighted stance.

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Re: Friends without FaceBook

Postby rolphdie » Thu May 09, 2013 1:30 pm

Unfortunatelly not for now.

Facebook rumored to be buying GPS app Waze for upto$1billion
viewtopic.php?f=12&t=48659

When will fb come, it would be best time for leaving.
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Another anti-Facebook vote (2nd)

Postby rolphdie » Wed Mar 06, 2013 9:05 am

hanesian wrote:Another anti-Facebook vote.

I know we can use Waze without Facebook, just as we can also use other competing mapping solutions. I guess Waze has decided they would rather lose users to competitors than change this policy. So be it. Sad but not surprising consequence of what, IMHO, is an ill-advised, short sighted stance.

Best regards.


totally i agree with this.

stop toadying to fb!
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