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Re: Friends without FaceBook

Postby RetiredGuyNOTL » Fri Dec 07, 2012 4:22 am

My friends and I keep track of our live locations on Google maps using their Latitude program. It's free and seems to work fine for us so far. It has been particularly helpful to us (as a group) when we are out on our motorcycles. Allows us to either meetup easier, or re-find each other if we get separated. You can see your friends on the map, click on them, and get specific directions to them.
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Re: Friends without FaceBook

Postby RallyChris » Mon Apr 23, 2012 6:18 pm

yes.
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Re: Friends without FaceBook

Postby oxyacetylene » Wed Nov 28, 2012 3:30 pm

I would also like to have this functionality without FB. I can't stand how everyone is integrating with FB now!
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Re: Friends without FaceBook

Postby OldGnome » Thu Dec 13, 2012 1:31 am

woodchuck3 wrote:Had I known this was a Facebook required app...

Interesting thought. Facebook is NOT required. Whatever gave you that idea?
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Re: Friends without FaceBook

Postby OldGnome » Fri Dec 07, 2012 3:26 pm

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.
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Re: Friends without FaceBook

Postby OldGnome » Thu Dec 06, 2012 7:25 pm

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....
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Re: Friends without FaceBook

Postby OldGnome » Wed Dec 05, 2012 10:22 pm

majic12 wrote:...its actually comical that a system like waze is incapable of forging ahead without facebook.

You mean instead of building their own social network infrastructure? I would much rather the app remain focused on driving than social networking.
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Re: Friends without FaceBook

Postby nono031 » Wed Nov 28, 2012 9:30 am

I'm also interesting, I convince many friends to use waze but we don't have a FB account... And we don't want to have one.
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Re: Friends without FaceBook

Postby NiobProta » Mon Jul 15, 2013 9:15 am

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Re: Friends without FaceBook

Postby nate2569 » Wed Dec 19, 2012 6:57 pm

Just get your programmers moving on getting Waze up to being a standalone program without piggybacking off Facebook for the "friends" feature. That's one aspect of Waze I (along with a lot of others) do not like. Is this even in the works?
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