Waze joins Google

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Re: Waze joins Google

Postby Machete808 » Fri Aug 30, 2013 10:46 pm

Here's my hope: If Waze is ultimately to be joined at the hip to other Google apps, I'd like Google to give Wazers a fast track to making updates to Google Maps. A lot of the point-of-interest searches go awry via third-party queries (Google and Bing), and when revisions are submitted they take eons before they're approved, if at all.
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Re: Waze joins Google

Postby floppyrod84 » Thu Aug 29, 2013 10:48 pm

So if I buy something from you and use it, you'd call the police because I stole it?

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Re: Waze joins Google

Postby usa_oiyo3unw » Sat Aug 24, 2013 4:19 pm

I was hoping nothing would change, glad to see it hasnt. So is google going to be stealing your updated maps now?
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Re: Waze joins Google

Postby j2002 » Fri Aug 23, 2013 5:35 pm

What sense has that in this thread?
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Re: Waze joins Google

Postby Earl_Dukedog » Sun Aug 18, 2013 4:46 pm

Dogshrink wrote:Excited about the probability of linking with Google maps! (...)


Is ther any point from here on in bothering to update the map, or even use waze?

On my first day of using waze I was ranked 1,002, 000ish in the uk. Drove 50 miles and jumped to164k, 86k in a week, a warrior within a month and a knight within 2: What's troubling is that having done the math on 300 miles per week you can become a waze knight in 6 months - which means that I haven't actually achieved knight status, I was givenit by a lot of people who have installed waze and do not use it..

300miles per week gets a uk weekly ranking of 1.5k, but if you go "waze free" for a week you're still in the top 100k (actually did this in june). That gives almost 900, 000 uk registered users that did not use waze in the last week of june - so I got into the top 10% in a month cos 90% don't use it...

...Whats really bothering me is that we will loose the satisfation of hearing waze say "keep right onto A46" & knowing that I did that (with a lttle help)...
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Re: Waze joins Google

Postby Dogshrink » Sat Aug 17, 2013 11:02 am

Excited about the probability of linking with Google maps! (Also, for Waze, ~1 billion dollars doesn't hurt! :)
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Re: Waze joins Google

Postby sketch » Mon Aug 12, 2013 8:00 pm

Duked0g wrote:If you need evidence of the commercialisation of the Waze map, you can not have driven in the UK and not noticed the Nissan logo apearing all over the map.

I pulled over to answer my other phone (work) today and instead of getting the usual "are you stuck in traffic" I got Nissan branded pop-ups. I have no idea what they are about, and nissan cerainly dont have a site in the PC world carpark off Tolbar roundabout in Coventry...

On the plus side, does this mean we'll gain postcode searches? (Or, seeing as Waze will be a separate brand it will probably still require a separate Licence.)
The ads started a few months before the Google thing.

As for searches by post code, I'm not sure if we'll get them natively anytime soon, but as soon as the backup search switches from Bing to Google in your country, I would imagine it would start working. I can do searches by ZIP code in the US currently. The ZIP code does not show in the result, but the results are correct.
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Re: Waze joins Google

Postby Earl_Dukedog » Mon Aug 12, 2013 7:55 pm

If you need evidence of the commercialisation of the Waze map, you can not have driven in the UK and not noticed the Nissan logo apearing all over the map.

I pulled over to answer my other phone (work) today and instead of getting the usual "are you stuck in traffic" I got Nissan branded pop-ups. I have no idea what they are about, and nissan cerainly dont have a site in the PC world carpark off Tolbar roundabout in Coventry...

On the plus side, does this mean we'll gain postcode searches? (Or, seeing as Waze will be a separate brand it will probably still require a separate Licence.)
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Re: Waze joins Google

Postby ChrisLolol » Sat Aug 10, 2013 12:35 am

Congrats!
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Re: Waze joins Google

Postby davipt » Sat Aug 03, 2013 11:15 pm

Yeah just a troll bitching about what he doesn't understand about. It's good to ear what people think and feel, even if unjustified, because in the end the thinking and feeling may even be right even though for the wrong particular reasons.
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