A very simple thing I'd like to have on the main page is a bar displaying the battery-status of the smartphone. I only have one port in my car and can't charge my phone and something else at the same time.
While this should be something your phone does, mine does. The charge issue isn't difficult to address without too much expense. You should look into a DC Socket Splitter
Can allow you to use more than one charger at once. A simple double socket adapter is all you should need. Another option depending on the connectors your GPS uses would be a car charger
for your phone with an additional USB port or a charger plug with multiple USB ports. Hope you can find something that fits your needs. (Note: both links are just to Google search results for the two device types)
- It's easy for someone to know who you are and where you live, when you're home or not, etc. over time.
- Events, such as construction or accidents disappear/timeout too quickly
On the first point it's already been discussed how poor a source of timing information that really is. And how knowing when you get home if it actually even plotted you at your destination, which it's not supposed to do, isn't dangerous information. Waze displays a random 20 of the nearest Wazers, but not when they are within a certain distance from their end points. I've watched for siblings (who use Waze) when I knew they were coming to visit. So far I've only seen one, about two miles out and seconds after I saw her Icon on Waze she walked in the door. The Icons you see on the screen have at minimum a four minute time delay.
Events time out early sometimes even in populated areas. But I agree that certain events shouldn't time out very quickly regardless of where they are UNLESS another Wazer clicks the "Not There" button when they get the warning. Construction events should last no less than two hours without a confirmation update from another Wazer and Accidents, depending on the severity shouldn't time out in less than 30 min for minor and and hour min for a major, and of course if a passing Wazer marks it "Not There" when they drive through the warning it should disappear.