Waze on WP8

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Re: Waze on WP8

Postby gettingthere » Fri Dec 28, 2012 3:22 am

Waze stated previously that it had no plans to develop for Windows Phone 7. You can assume it's currently the same situation for Windows Phone 8.

Everything I have seen regarding SmartPhone market share and sales shows that Windows Phone has not been making any significant gains. It's currently a two horse race Android and iOS. All other platforms are currently insignificant.

Gartner's data published in November 2012 shows Microsoft Windows Phone at 2.4% of 3rd Quarter 2012 Worldwide sales. I have not seen specific data yet for Windows Phone 8 but I have not seen much of anything in the news stating that Windows Phone 8 devices are being sold in high volumes. http://www.gartner.com/it/page.jsp?id=2237315

Per Gartner's data linked above, Android and iOS are 86.3% of 3rd Quarter 2012 sales. If you had limited resources and have to pay developers to develop software are you going to develop for the operating system with 72.4% of sales or 2.4% of sales?

Until Windows Phone 8 has a significant market share (I am thinking >10%) Waze shouldn't even consider it. Starting with Waze 3, the Waze application is developed as a native app to both the Android and iOS platforms. It's no longer some common code that is ported to each platform.
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Re: Waze on WP8

Postby minivini » Mon Dec 24, 2012 6:59 pm

Was unsure whether to start a new thread, or add here.
Just want to add another request/plea for Waze on WP8. About to switch from iPhone 4 to Lumia 920 and this is also one of my big ones. I figure the more of us post, the more we show a rice interest which will hopefully get the ball rolling faster. I've used Nokia Drive and it's ok for very basic Nav, but it's not intuitive and it lacks the lie traffic etc that we've all grown accustomed to with Waze

Please Waze team - WP8? Give us an official update?? Throw us a bone?? Is this a non-starter or something that is being actively pursued?
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Re: Waze on WP8

Postby Spontbox » Thu Dec 13, 2012 4:36 pm

Can anybody from inside tell us if there are plans for windows phone 8 client? or maybe as a developer I can help with it and create a client using some public API?
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Re: Waze on WP8

Postby Froggypwns » Wed Dec 12, 2012 12:03 am

I too would love to have Waze on Windows 8/RT. I picked up a Surface tablet last month and the only time I still use my Android tablets is for Waze. Oh well my phone still runs Windows Mobile 6 so I can still Waze on that for now.
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Re: Waze on WP8

Postby WeeeZer14 » Mon Dec 10, 2012 9:44 pm

Results of that cash influx -- editor uses Bing for aerials instead of Google now ;)
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Re: Waze on WP8

Postby OldGnome » Mon Dec 10, 2012 8:48 pm

top_gun_de wrote:Iirc, MS has invested a considerable amount in Waze, so it's not that that far-fetched to expect another funding for the client.

I think that's rather unlikely. Waze's map editing toolkit runs best under Chrome, not Internet Explorer. The Waze client is not available for W8.

Both of those indicate to me that MS has not provided funding to Waze. Otherwise, there would have been a push to migrate both to MS-preferred platforms.

Is there public information to the contrary?
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Re: Waze on WP8

Postby erkman » Mon Dec 10, 2012 7:55 pm

Microsoft should really toss them some funds to do this, I'd like to give Windows phone 8 a go, but not without waze...
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Re: Waze on WP8

Postby btrials » Wed Nov 28, 2012 5:55 pm

If you can do a wireless hotspot on your mobile device, I guess you can always buy a cheap Android based phone for under $50 (like used Galaxy SII or something) and run Waze tethered. I plan to use my old phones soon to run Waze and other apps strictly.
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Re: Waze on WP8

Postby michail71 » Tue Nov 27, 2012 4:56 pm

I upgraded to the Nokia Lumia 920 also. Great phone.

If Waze isn't going to support WP8 I may switch over to the Garmin app or Nokia Drive.

* Edit *

I just tried Garmin StreetPilot and it's rather terrible. They do have the more expensive version but I'm not sure about paying that price on unknown quality.

It looks like Nokia Drive is the only descent nav app on WP8 but it falls short.
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Re: Waze on WP8

Postby capice84 » Tue Nov 06, 2012 9:20 am

Really hope so....driving without Waze feels incomplete :D
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