Abilities you'd like to see

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Re: Abilities you'd like to see

Postby danohi » Tue Jan 01, 2013 7:00 pm

During Navigation when you arrive at a destination, it displays or speaks the address. Right now it just says, "arriving at destination". Doesn't help looking for a house number at night.
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Re: Abilities you'd like to see

Postby mssusa » Fri Dec 28, 2012 10:59 am

But is it going to be always this way? Do they have any plans "soon" tm to turn those blobs into icons? Offer to turn them on/off as a layer in the client? Anything?

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Re: Abilities you'd like to see

Postby Daknife » Fri Dec 28, 2012 8:42 am

No more landmark types, we are trying to get Waze to pare down the list substantially. Too many landmarks just turns into a blob of solid landmark that is no better than no landmarks, in fact it's worse because now you have all the place names floating around in the blob with no set reference point as to where they are.
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Re: Abilities you'd like to see

Postby ssabre » Fri Dec 28, 2012 3:50 am

Some ideas, hope to be clear:
1. To add some landmark types like residential building.
2. Create an "Status" on road already in the map in order to show temporal closing (construction).
3. In iPad app, because of the size of screen, include shortcut bottoms to make "one-touch" reports. This is more than convenient, safe for drivers.
4. Improve Facebook login. Once you authorize connection, do auto login without pass again through Facebook site.
5. Create a new type of camera report like "Police Mobile Radar Spot". These are, like accidents, useful but temporal. Maps are stuffed with fake camera reports.
6. Do not permit to submit "General error report" without addition description.
7. Create an "Add current location" option to record personal destinations in the navigation menu.
8. automatic Power off option to avoid battery draining when location does not change during x minutes.
9. On Editor and navigation maps, add a property that mark a segment (A or B) as Dead End road, instead of using the tricky workaround of editing manual.
10.While you are stopped, user reports start to blink in the screen.. Why do not use "tails" or callouts for popup messages to indicate the exact place in the map of the highlighted one?
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Re: Abilities you'd like to see

Postby golum1630 » Thu Dec 27, 2012 8:56 am

A "Add here" for a new favorite would be cool too...
This would allow Waze to drive me to places that have no postal address, or to the exact place I want to drive (eg company parking, 50m away from postal address...)
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Re: Abilities you'd like to see

Postby WeeeZer14 » Fri Dec 21, 2012 4:21 am

pjlasl wrote:Speed limits...a lot of in town "traffic jams" could be suppressed if waze knew that 30mph was the speed limit and it not display that there is heavy traffic going 27mph

Also, if the speed limit is 30 mph and Waze is showing a jam at 27 mph, that means that the limited data Waze does have says people totally disregard the speed limit there and go faster than 30 ;)

(Or the road has no data and the road type has a default speed of faster than 30 mph. Probably as or even more likely, but less humorous than my speeding comment :D )
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Re: Abilities you'd like to see

Postby CBenson » Thu Dec 20, 2012 8:52 pm

OldGnome wrote:There are a number of threads already on time-of-day restrictions. In short, they are not possible....at least, not yet. I don't know if that functionality is planned.

Waze has indicated that the functionality is planned. ETA as always is the ever vague - soon.
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Re: Abilities you'd like to see

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Thu Dec 20, 2012 8:29 pm

OldGnome wrote:
sejtam wrote:Automatically offer to find parking facilities near my destination, show them, show rates, free lots, where available reserve a lot etc (latter might need some API to tools that can fetch those infos in realtime). Remember preferred parking lots etc

Absolutely not. I already have a free app I can use to help find parking. No reason for Waze to develop more features that are already covered elsewhere.

Actually, Waze already has "parking lot" as a category search feature, and they've been open that finding parking is on their roadmap already. Although, that may be changing, but we're not sure. They posted a blog recently about Robin having parking features and you can use Waze to navigate. Though they still may be working to access that kind of data internally instead of relying on another app.
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Re: Abilities you'd like to see

Postby sejtam » Thu Dec 20, 2012 7:46 pm

I know I can tap and hold.but doing so while driving and then having to enter info on why I did that ( with details) is hard and potentially unsafe, plus I may forget about it later. A quick button that malls the spot, allows me to record a voice note and then later emails me the note with location link etc would be nice.it could group them by trip..

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Re: Abilities you'd like to see

Postby OldGnome » Thu Dec 20, 2012 7:44 pm

sejtam wrote:The ability to mark (on the map editor) bus lanes and their hours, so that waze can somehow mark them when they are active (we have some that are all day and strictly enforced, without even being allowed to quickly drop someone on the roadside, and some that are peak hours only)

There are a number of threads already on time-of-day restrictions. In short, they are not possible....at least, not yet. I don't know if that functionality is planned.
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