Waze on WP8

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Re: Waze on WP8

Postby Froggypwns » Fri Jan 04, 2013 4:33 am

I'm not confusing anything, I have two desktops running Windows 8, a 12" Asus tablet with Windows 8 Pro, and a Microsoft Surface Running Windows 8 RT, and I will be getting a Nokia 920 running Windows Phone 8. What do they all have in common? They all can run the same Metro apps. I have a USB GPS unit on my Surface and it lets me use the Bing maps app while I am on the go, but I would love to use Waze on it instead.
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Re: Waze on WP8

Postby Froggypwns » Wed Jan 09, 2013 3:00 pm

petervdveen wrote:Waze is made for phones, not for laptops and desktops.
Besides, I don't think all apps are standard compatible with all windows 8 versions?
WP8, Windows RT, windows x64


The way things are heading, other than size there will be no distinction between laptop, desktop, and phone.

Windows 8 "metro" apps are cross compatible between WP8, RT, and x86 and x64 versions. The API is the same, the only changes that need to be made are to accommodate screen usage, and from what I've seen most of the devs get it right the first time and most apps work equally as good on WP8 as they do on my x64 work desktop and my Surface RT tablet. There are even rumors that the next Xbox will be using the same APIs so you could say download Cut The Rope on your desktop, phone, and Xbox, but I really can't see how Waze would be used on that one though.
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Re: Waze on WP8

Postby gamersea » Fri Jan 18, 2013 3:01 pm

You can try this, mabye this way WP8 people can get a little more attention for their cause.

http://www.change.org/petitions/waze-bu ... e-waze-app

I don't use WP8, but I've set up a petion for you guys;-)
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Re: Waze on WP8

Postby gamersea » Sun Jan 20, 2013 1:25 pm

Because uservoice does not seem to do the trick with votes. Maybe real signatures will.
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Re: Waze on WP8

Postby gamersea » Tue Jan 22, 2013 6:21 pm

petervdveen wrote:You must be new here ;-)

Funny! Anyways, I don't have a Windows phone and don't know what kind of possibilities you have but maybe Windows Phone users can install this on their phone? http://www.bluestacks.com or any other android/ios emulator.

Probally gotta find your own solutions.
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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 gettingthere » Thu Jan 03, 2013 4:08 pm

OldGnome wrote:
xyes wrote:isn't BB version already available even though it's not even 5% of the market?

From what I have read around here, I don't think Waze is continuing to develop for the BB platform.


That is correct, the only active platforms that Waze is developing for is Android and iOS. The legacy 2.x Waze clients are still available for download for Windows Mobile, BlackBerry and Symbian. Obviously the legacy clients are limited in features vs. the current client.

Waze did a re-write of the application to be native to both Android and iOS with version 3. The legacy versions of Waze were written on a common platform and ported to each OS.
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Re: Waze on WP8

Postby gettingthere » Thu Jan 03, 2013 10:15 pm

Froggypwns wrote:Right from Microsoft. They sold 40 million licences in the first month alone.


You are mixing the data with Windows 8 Operating systems for Personal Computers. Microsoft does not sell Windows 8 SmartPhone operating systems. They are provided to their OEM partners such as Nokia, Samsung, HTC, etc. to install on their SmartPhones.

This thread is discussing a version of Waze specifically for Windows Phone 8.

It has not been a target market of Waze to have versions of the application for Desktop and Laptop computers. In addition, the Microsoft Surface Tablet which runs Windows RT (a version of Windows 8 for ARM processors that does not run Windows Applications) could in theory run a Waze Windows 8 Store Apps (previously called Metro Apps). But the Surface hardware doesn't have a GPS so that would be of little use.

Unfortunately Microsoft is confusing the heck out of consumers by calling multiple versions of their OS, designed specifically for different hardware types, Windows 8.
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Re: Waze on WP8

Postby gettingthere » Mon Jan 14, 2013 5:02 pm

Arfy wrote:
xyes wrote:is >4mil high enough yet?
http://thenextweb.com/insider/2013/01/1 ... pectations
And this is only for Nokia !


That could be the number that have shipped into the channel vs. the number in the hands of the end-users.

I have seen a total of 1 Windows Phone device in the hands of a user, ever. This was a consultant for a Microsoft Business Partner. Yes, this is not a scientific study but I am just not seeing these phones in peoples hands.
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Re: Waze on WP8

Postby gettingthere » Tue Apr 30, 2013 4:01 pm

Well it seems that it is official. Quite a surprise.

Waze is recruiting beta testers: viewtopic.php?f=18&t=47821
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