Request an option to "turn off" certain notifications.

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Re: Request an option to "turn off" certain notifications.

Postby gabmtl » Fri Oct 19, 2012 1:47 am

I also agree to have the option of disabling popup notifications all together, I can't use them.

I would not mind having an option so see a fully grayed out high view of the map with reports simply being highlighted (not grayed out) so I can avoid hot spots. Or have them color the map in a transparent shade that would indicate how bad the traffic jam is (yellow, orange, red).
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Re: Request an option to "turn off" certain notifications.

Postby SuperHeats » Thu Oct 18, 2012 5:23 pm

Well, I'm new to using this app and is nice to see some of my issues listed from other users 3 years ago have not been addressed. I'm in agreement with being able to choose a smaller radius for events that occur. I have had mine set to 5 miles and get all these pop-ups when I stop regarding events that are no where even close to me. As well as there needs to be more information listed in the event. All I see is, for example, major accident, Preston Rd., Dallas. Well, Preston Rd. runs for miles and the accident reported could be anywhere. In rush hour traffic, every time I stop, my phone blows up with notifications and change to fast to see the map. The closest cross street should be included on the report, like Preston Rd. @ Frankford Rd.

I also agree that the user should be allowed to turn off notifications for traffic cams. I drive the same way to work and back home every day. I know where the cameras are and don't need to see the pop ups every time I drive by them. They already show up on the map so what's the need?

Do the folks from Waze even read these posts? Just seems to me that people are posting and no one takes notice.
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Re: Request an option to "turn off" certain notifications.

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Tue Oct 16, 2012 10:20 pm

BEJ08 wrote:Another possibility is to be able to limit the radius you'd like to be notified about (e.g., only notify me of events within 1 mile of my current location, 5 miles, 10 miles, etc.)

5 miles is the current lower limit, unfortunately. "On route" is supposed to be available some day.
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Re: Request an option to "turn off" certain notifications.

Postby BEJ08 » Tue Oct 16, 2012 9:51 pm

Another possibility is to be able to limit the radius you'd like to be notified about (e.g., only notify me of events within 1 mile of my current location, 5 miles, 10 miles, etc.)
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Re: Request an option to "turn off" certain notifications.

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Tue Oct 16, 2012 6:00 pm

dbev79 wrote:I assume that all red lights in my area have cameras, and most do.

A "camera" is not a red light camera, which is what Waze alerts about. The vast majority of intersections, in the US at least, do not have red light cameras. Many traffic light controlled intersections do have video cameras for traffic control, but not for law enforcement. See the Cameras page for more details.
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Re: Request an option to "turn off" certain notifications.

Postby dbev79 » Tue Oct 16, 2012 5:54 pm

I agree with this request. I assume that all red lights in my area have cameras, and most do. So I don't want or need notifications about that. Since my iphone is connected to my radio via bluetooth, these notifications are continually interrupting what I'm listening to.
Thanks. Love Waze!
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Re: Request an option to "turn off" certain notifications.

Postby sketch » Fri Dec 11, 2009 8:22 pm

Yeah, the pop-ups only display when you are stopped. When waze notices that you are moving, they vanish again.

I think, if something is reported on your route specifically, waze will show a pop-up stating this. I once reported a police trap, took a couple U-turns, and saw a warning accompanied by a sound (I think). It's the only time I ever noticed that, but that will change when we have more users.

And what zzyzx said is true: it displays only the nearest things to you. As the userbase grows, the alerts will become more relevant.
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Re: Request an option to "turn off" certain notifications.

Postby zzyzxuk » Fri Dec 11, 2009 6:41 am

Perhaps it's just coincidence, but it seems to me that pop-ups are more likely to appear if I'm stationary, and not when I'm moving? If this is the case, I think that's a brilliant idea, as it's less distracting to the driver, but when I'm at a traffic light, or stuck in traffic, that's exactly the kind of information I want.

As for getting alerts that don't affect you geographically, it's good to remember that as the user-base grows, the alerts will become more tailored, as I'm fairly sure that it will just be giving you the 10 closest alerts, or something like that. At the moment, if there aren't other people near you, you'd get alerts from further away, but as more and more people are Wazing, the 10 closest will (hopefully) end up being folks who are just a few streets away from you.
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