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Waze on WP8

Postby capice84 » Mon Oct 29, 2012 9:10 am

I am wondering if there are any plans on developing WAZE on windows 8 mobile platforms. I am switching to the new Nokia 920 and would love to have WAZE on it as I use it all the time and really love the program.
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Re: Waze on WP8

Postby weeezer14 » Mon Oct 29, 2012 2:11 pm

Waze development is now focused on iOS and Android only. They do not have the man power to simultaneously develop for other platforms at this time.

Luckily for you Window Phone is growing so there is a chance that they will find a way to support it in the future. Unfortunately for you, you may be on to a different phone by then.
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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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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 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 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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Waze on WP8

Postby top_gun_de » Mon Dec 10, 2012 8:43 pm

Tell this Mr Steve Apache Ballmer. ;)

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

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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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Waze on WP8

Postby top_gun_de » Mon Dec 10, 2012 8:50 pm

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/Microsoft ... 24324.html


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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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