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Re: Search for a wazer, ping, locate and navigate.

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Sat Jan 07, 2012 3:17 am

The iPhone beta currently out has location/destination sharing options now. From the map you can tap-hold your current location then text/email that location to your friend to load into Waze and navigate to. I haven't been able to test this yet.
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Re: Search for a wazer, ping, locate and navigate.

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Tue Jan 10, 2012 9:52 pm

Autourdupc wrote:That is great... I would appreciate to have the same option for Android :mrgreen:

EDIT: Deleted part which duplicated Darren's post. I wish for waze to have internal user-to-user communication for this type of sharing without having to rely on email or SMS. Directly to your buddies would be superb.
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Search for a wazer, ping, locate and navigate.

Postby Autourdupc » Wed Jan 04, 2012 8:51 am

Hi,

It would be great to have possibility to search for a wazer using its pseudo...

We can imagine to ping it, locate it and navigate to it !

We can also imagine a new entry in setting like "Permit my location on ping" on/off (so we can preserve personnal life).

Thank you very much for this very nice application.
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Re: Search for a wazer, ping, locate and navigate.

Postby Autourdupc » Tue Jan 10, 2012 9:21 pm

AlanOfTheBerg wrote:The iPhone beta currently out has location/destination sharing options now. From the map you can tap-hold your current location then text/email that location to your friend to load into Waze and navigate to. I haven't been able to test this yet.


That is great... I would appreciate to have the same option for Android :mrgreen:
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Re: Search for a wazer, ping, locate and navigate.

Postby Autourdupc » Tue Jan 10, 2012 10:31 pm

AlanOfTheBerg wrote:EDIT: Deleted part which duplicated Darren's post. I wish for waze to have internal user-to-user communication for this type of sharing without having to rely on email or SMS. Directly to your buddies would be superb.


Even if it is by SMS or email, that would be great for a first time.
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Re: Search for a wazer, ping, locate and navigate.

Postby dmcconachie » Tue Jan 10, 2012 9:51 pm

Autourdupc wrote:
AlanOfTheBerg wrote:The iPhone beta currently out has location/destination sharing options now. From the map you can tap-hold your current location then text/email that location to your friend to load into Waze and navigate to. I haven't been able to test this yet.


That is great... I would appreciate to have the same option for Android :mrgreen:

In the latest beta Android can receive these invites from iOS wazers and in the next beta will be able to send them too.
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Re: Search for a wazer, ping, locate and navigate.

Postby dmcconachie » Tue Jan 10, 2012 9:54 pm

AlanOfTheBerg wrote:
Autourdupc wrote:That is great... I would appreciate to have the same option for Android :mrgreen:

EDIT: Deleted part which duplicated Darren's post. I wish for waze to have internal user-to-user communication for this type of sharing without having to rely on email or SMS. Directly to your buddies would be superb.

And to take it the other way I wish I could share my location to someone else via text/email without it being a waze link!
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Re: Search for a wazer, ping, locate and navigate.

Postby gettingthere » Wed Jan 04, 2012 6:00 pm

There is an option in Waze 3.1 (currently in Beta for iPhone) to send you route to another Wazer so they can navigate to the same destination.
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Re: Search for a wazer, ping, locate and navigate.

Postby gettingthere » Fri Jan 06, 2012 11:24 pm

wl02703 wrote:For a social GPS, the social side is really weak.


Although it's difficult to be social in a navigation application when you are supposed to be driving and concentrating on doing so.

I don't see Waze as a social networking application but as a community input, community collected data driven, focus on traffic avoidance, GPS application.
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Re: Search for a wazer, ping, locate and navigate.

Postby harling » Wed Jan 04, 2012 1:34 pm

Autourdupc wrote:It would be great to have possibility to search for a wazer using its pseudo... We can imagine to ping it, locate it and navigate to it ! We can also imagine a new entry in setting like "Permit my location on ping" on/off (so we can preserve personnal life).

Good ideas. Maybe settings such as "allow friends to find me" and "allow any Wazer to find me" would make sense. Search for them on Uservoice: vote on it if it's already there, or create a new one if it isn't.
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